Hike Crane Mountain

New York Crane Mountain Trailhead

Added by Rebecca Nichols

Crane Mountain has something for everyone: ladders to climb, rocks to scramble, a beautiful summit, and a lake.

At the trail register stay to your right at the fork in the trail. The left trail will be where you return. At approximately 0.5 miles you will reach an open ledge area, as you look up a rock cairn will mark where you pick up the trail. At 0.8 miles you will reach the first of two ladders to aid you in climbing. The next much longer ladder is reached at 1.2 miles. At 1.4 miles you will reach the summit which has several open cliff ledges.

You will then continue along the peak trailing in and out of the trees to various lookouts. Upon descending you will head to Crane Mountain Pond. At approximately 2.3 miles will be your first views of the pond.

Relax, have lunch and then continue on trail passing the trail register back to your vehicle.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Camera
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

4.6 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1100 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Forest
Lake
Scenic
Swimming Hole
Wildlife

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

about 1 month ago

Great Views, Family Friendly

Nice day hike, not too tough. Kids 8+ shouldn't have too much trouble!

about 1 month ago

Added by Rebecca Nichols

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

More Adventures Nearby

Hike Twin Mountain

New York / Prediger Road DEC Parking Lot

The DEC Parking lot, is located at the very end of a dead end, along Prediger Rd. Start at the trail head to the right of the trail kiosk and sign in sheet.

Jake Sells
11 Saves

Hike the Jessup/Highlands/Long Path Trails

New York / Gonzaga Park, Woodbury

This trails starts at a small park in Woodbury called Gonzaga Park.  Closed from mid-November to April, you are still able to park just outside the gate if that is the time of year you are hiking.

John Maurizi
11 Saves

Hike Jessup/West Ridge Loop via the Sweet Clover Trail

New York / Taylor Road Parking - Schunnemunk SP

Schunnemunk Mountain State Park is one of my favorite parks.  It offers many trails and possibilities for different loops.

John Maurizi
6 Saves