Hike Crane Mountain

Crane Mountain Trailhead

Distance

4.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

1100 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

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.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $110/night

Sean Billy Pond Hideaway

Stony Creek, New York

From $100/night

Pucker Ridge Farm

Warrensburg, New York

From $150/night

Whispering Pines

Stony Creek, New York

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Great Views, Family Friendly

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

Distance

4.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

1100 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

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