Silver Lake Mountain, part of the Taylor Pond Complex with a total elevation of 2365’, is a great “Bang for your Buck” destination. This short trail is perfect for the entire family and offers some outstanding views out over Taylor Pond and the Silver Lake Region.
This is a 0.9 mile hike, one way, over moderate to steep terrain. From the trailhead parking area you will start hiking along the remains of an old woods road to an open area at 0.3 mi. The footing is a bit tough with loose rocks. After the open area, the terrain starts to get steeper and comes to a slight lookout through the trees at 0.5 mi.
Just prior to the summit there is a very steep section with lots of rock. You can avoid the rock on the path near the trees or scramble up them. Along this section is where the views will appear behind you. You will have views for the remaining distance to the summit, be sure to turn around occasionally to see them.
Primary Trailhead: From the four-corner intersection in the village of Wilmington head north onto Bonnieview Road. Follow this to its end at Silver Lake Road. Take a left onto Silver Lake Road and continue for just under 6-miles to the trailhead on the right.
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Description courtesy LakePlacid.com.
Featured Trails are recommended by DEC.
Map of Silver Lake Mountain Trail courtesy Adirondack Atlas.