Friday, June 1, 2018

Featured Hikes: The Crows, Soda Range In Keene

the crows trailThe Crows Trail in Hurricane Mountain Wilderness ascends 845 feet and 0.9 mile from the Crows Trailhead on Hurricane Road to the summit (2,535 ft.). The trail contains moderate climbs with a few steep sections with a number of scenic views from ledges along the way.

Climb another 280 feet and another 0.6 mile to reach the summit of Big Crow Mountain. Many scenic views of the surrounding peaks can be found along the way and on the summit.

Big Crow Mountain can be reached from the Crow’s Clearing Trailhead by hiking a 0.6-mile trail (ascending approximately 300 feet. Using the trail, Crows Trailhead on Hurricane Road, and O’Toole Lane, provides a 3.5-mile loop, with some country road walking.

A longer 6-mile loop begins at the Crow’s Clearing Parking lot and trailhead and ascends a total of 1,600 feet taking in the full Soda Range, Weston Mountain and Lost Pond. A number of ledges along the ridge provide stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Hurricane Road Trailhead Parking Area is located along Hurricane Road in Keene. (N 44.2582°, W 73.7529°)
Crow’s Clearing Trailhead Parking Area is located off of O’Toole Road in Keene. (N 44.2609°, W 73.7330°)

Featured Trails are recommended by DEC.

Map courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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