Friday, June 28, 2019

Featured Trail: Pharaoh Lake Trail, Schroon Lake

pharaoh lake trailsThe Pharaoh Lake Trail, part of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area, extends 3.3 miles from the Pharaoh Lake Road Trailhead to the intersection of trails at the outlet of Pharaoh Lake. The trail ascends 235 feet from Mill Brook for 1.1 miles but gently rises and falls at either end.

From the outlet at Pharaoh Lake, hikers can take the Pharaoh Lake Trail to Pharaoh Mountain Trail or follow the Pharaoh Lake Loop Trail.

Pharaoh Lake Loop Trail extends 6.0 miles around the shoreline of Pharaoh Lake. The trail gently ascends and descends with changes in elevations less than 100 feet. Numerous other trails connect to this trail.

Pharaoh Mountain Trail (2,556 feet) extends 3.8 miles between the Pharaoh Lake Trail and Crane Pond Trail. The trails ascend 1,355 feet in 1.2 miles to the summit and then descends 1,405 feet in 2.6 miles to Crane Pond.

Pharaoh Lake Road Trailhead Parking Area is located at the end of Pharaoh Road off Beaver Pond Road. (43.7602°N, 73.6892°W).

Featured trails are recommended by DEC.  Map of Pharaoh Lake courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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One Response

  1. Justin Farrell says:

    Sure is a nice area, but it definitely gets its share of overuse & abuse. Please help keep it clean and carry out what you carried in, try to clean up what you can, and please only use dead & downed wood if you choose to have to have a campfire. Thanks all, I always enjoy reading the columns & comments here.

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