The Colgate Lake Trail is a great 1 mile hike around Colgate Lake, close to Albany and New York City.

This trail is great for families and for all ages and skill levels. Dogs are able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. 

Colgate Lake is also a great place for camping or fishing!

Pack List

  • Water
  • Hiking boots
  • Fishing pole
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Snack or sack lunch
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RT Distance 1.2 Miles
Elevation Gain 39 Feet
Activities Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Swimming, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Swimming Hole


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