Friday, September 28, 2018

Featured Hike: Rock Lake Trail, Blue Mountain Lake

rock lake trailRock Lake Trail, part of the Blue Mountain Wild Forest, extends 0.8 miles from the trailhead on State Route 28/30 to the shore of Rock Lake, dropping only 80 feet in elevation in that distance. Rock Lake is not only scenic, but provides paddling and fishing opportunities as well. The lake contains brook trout, smallmouth bass, and panfish.

There are three designated tent sites on the shore of Rock Lake for primitive camping. All designated primitive tents sites, campsites and lean-tos are available on a first come – first served basis and cannot be reserved. Designated campsites are marked with a yellow “Camp Here” disc. Designated tent sites are for tents only. There are no hook-ups for water or electricity at campsites.

Rock Lake Trailhead and parking area is located on the east side of State Route 30 (43.8215°N, 74.3486°W).

Featured hikes are recommended by DEC.

Map of Rock Lake Trail courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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