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
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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

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How to Get There

Not A Very Easy Hike

As of March 10, 2017, the trail is still pretty icy. It wasn't a very fun hike in my opinion, but I am a beginner. It was very steep. On the way down I fell about 8 times. However, the views at the top of the mountain are breathtaking. They made the entire hike worth it. I only stayed at the summit for about 20 minutes or so because of how cold it was. I may or may not do this hike again in the summer. Definitely bring a camera!!

12 days ago

2 months ago

Great Views, Family Friendly

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

2 months 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!

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