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The Best Skiing in New York

Looking for the best skiing in New York? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around New York. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top skiing spots in and near New York

  • Caroga Lake, New York

    Kane Mountain Fire Tower

    4.2
    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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  • Altamont, New York

    Hike through the Wolf Creek Falls Preserve

    3.0
    3 mi / 200 ft gain
    Over 3 miles of trails provide access to all parts of the preserve, and end up winding through mixed terrain including a wetland, waterfalls, and old stone walls. The property crosses the Bozenkill Road at two points on either side of private parcels (with beautiful homes), so be vigilant there; ...
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  • Kerhonkson, New York

    Lake Minnewaska Awosting Falls

    0.96 mi / 95 ft gain
    Lake Minnewaska Awosting Falls is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Wawarsing, New York.
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe at the Cascade Ski Center

    15 mi
    Spend a blissful day at Cascade Ski Center in the heart of the Adirondacks at Lake Placid, New York. This Nordic Ski Center has over 15 miles of groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing with rentals available. The Center also hosts a full-service bar and restaurant, as well as seve...
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  • Warrensburg, New York

    Hackensack Mountain Loop

    2.64 mi / 682 ft gain
    Hackensack Mountain Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Warrensburg, New York.
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  • Interlaken, New York

    Interloken Trail

    10.99 mi / 873 ft gain
    Interloken Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Trumansburg, New York.
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  • Gardiner, New York

    Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail

    2.01 mi / 348 ft gain
    Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kerhonkson, New York.
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  • Paul Smiths, New York

    Esker Trail (Green)

    2.07 mi / 299 ft gain
    Esker Trail (Green) is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Paul Smiths, New York.
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  • Cornwall, New York

    Black Rock Forest Trail

    8.28 mi / 1266 ft gain
    Black Rock Forest Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Cornwall, New York.
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  • Pittsford, New York

    Trillium Trail Loop

    1.23 mi / 184 ft gain
    Trillium Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pittsford, New York.
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  • Roxbury, New York

    Plattekill Area Trails

    2.68 mi / 997 ft gain
    Plattekill Area Trails is an out-and-back trail that is strenuous located near Roxbury, New York.
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  • Hyde Park, New York

    Vanderbilt Mansion Trail

    2.49 mi / 135 ft gain
    Vanderbilt Mansion Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Hyde Park, New York.
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  • Paul Smiths, New York

    Boreal Life Trail (Yellow) Loop

    1.64 mi / 266 ft gain
    Boreal Life Trail (Yellow) Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Paul Smiths, New York.
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  • Waverly, New York

    Azure Mountain Firetower

    1.8 mi / 899 ft gain
    Azure Mountain Firetower is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Saint Regis Falls, New York.
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  • Wilmington, New York

    Little Whiteface Mountain

    4.16 mi / 2418 ft gain
    Little Whiteface Mountain is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Wilmington, New York.
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  • Paul Smiths, New York

    Skidder Trail (Orange)

    1.09 mi / 26 ft gain
    Skidder Trail (Orange) is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Paul Smiths, New York.
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