Albany, New York

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Albany

  • Woodstock, New York

    Sugarloaf Mountain via Blue Trail

    6.54 mi / 2297 ft gain
    Sugarloaf Mountain, is one the 35 highest peaks in New York's Catskills at 3806 ft. There are many ways to approach this peak, and this is an out-and-back hike via Mink Hollow. The parking area is located at the end of Milk Hollow Rd (42.10405386879072, -74.17148500019927). From here, get on the...
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  • Mount Washington, Massachusetts

    Guilder Pond and Mount Washington Lookout Trail

    3.92 mi / 909 ft gain
    Guilder Pond and Mount Washington Lookout Trail is a loop trail that takes you by the lake located near Copake Falls, New York.
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  • Sheffield, Massachusetts

    Hike to Race Brook Falls

    3.4 mi / 1174 ft gain
    Hiking along the Appalachian trail I made a detour in Mt Everett State reservation. About a 2.5 mile detour lead me down to a beautiful 100ft waterfall called Race Brook falls. The waterfall felt made me feel like i was in the tropical jungle in Hawaii. Adding to the beauty of the waterfall were ...
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  • Mount Washington, Massachusetts

    Mount Frissell and Brace Mountain Loop Trail

    5.08 mi / 807 ft gain
    Mount Frissell and Brace Mountain Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near South Egremont, Massachusetts.
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  • Salisbury, Connecticut

    Bear Mountain Loop

    6.05 mi / 1516 ft gain
    At 2,316 feet, Bear Mountain is the highest peak in Connecticut. The peak is about a half-mile south of the Massachusetts state line on the Appalachian Trail. The views are great. On a clear day you can see some of the peaks in southern New Hampshire. The remnants of a stone tower are on the summ...
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  • Hadley, New York

    Hike the Adirondack's Hadley Mountain

    3.6 mi / 1545 ft gain
    Hadley Mountain historically has faced its share of forest fires. The fires left thin soil, leading to more exposed rock on this fairly quick, scenic hike. Due to the rockiness, when you're thinking about heading out for this hike, be sure to grab a sturdy pair of hiking boots or at least your st...
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  • Caroga Lake, New York

    Kane Mountain Fire Tower

    2.1 mi / 518 ft gain
    The Kane Mountain fire tower is one of the more frequented Adirondack towers due to the ease of the trail and its proximity to so many Caroga Lake camping areas. The short hike is family friendly and available year round, part of the trail doubles as a cross country skiing trail in fact. Driving...
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  • Salisbury, Connecticut

    Explore Riga Falls

    The best part of the adventure is finding this hidden gem also known as Riga Falls. Riga Falls is actually one of Connecticut's lesser known waterfalls, but arguably the most scenic. A helpful hint is that the waterfall lies beside dirt road, keep your ears open! I've already said too much, happy...
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