The New York State Park website describes Clark Reservation as "a geologic wonder of the last ice age and a botanist's paradise." It's all that and just 5 miles from Syracuse! The star of the park is Glacier Lake, a glacial plunge pool lake surrounded by dramatic limestone cliffs. There are over a dozen trails exploring this 365-acre park, allowing visitors to put... Read more.
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By: hikespeak Last updated: January 10, 2014
Tranquil Labrador Pond lies at the heart of New York State's Labrador Hollow Unique Area on the border of Onondaga County and Cortland County. Fine views of Labrador Pond can be found on Labrador Hollow Boardwalk, a half-mile long wheelchair-friendly walkway through the wetlands bordering Labrador Pond. The quick walk reaches a viewpoint on the shore of the hill-cradled... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: January 29, 2014
No doubt LA is a busy city, but you can still find calm within the chaos at Franklin Canyon Park. This 605-acre park is tucked into a canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains in Beverly Hills and has a number of trails that allow Angelinos to escape for a couple hours of exercise in nature. North of Hastain Trail (where you can get more of a workout), you will find Upper... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: January 9, 2014
Green Lakes State Park was created in 1925 to preserve two aquamarine-colored glacially-carved lakes in Central New York. There are trails circling both of these jewels, Green Lake and Round Lake, which you can combine for a peaceful and easy 3.25-mile hike. The trail is almost entirely level, providing a casual 90-minute walk through the verdant forest that frames the... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: January 9, 2014
Peters Canyon Regional Park is an Orange County Park preserving 354 acres of open space including the 55-acre Peters Canyon Reservoir. A gradual 2.7-mile loop around the reservoir is popular trail with joggers and dog walkers. Other trails in the park allow visitors to hike even further. The 5.7-mile East Ridge Loop is an expansion of the Lake View Loop that delivers a... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: November 23, 2013
To describe this hike, you have to use a couple phrases that you wouldn't normally associate with Orange County, "Central Park" and "Lake Trail," but you will also use a few phrases that are quite fitting for Southern California, "laid back" and "leisurely." Like the Big Apple, there is a Central Park in Huntington Beach (the Big Orange?) with over 350 acres of green... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: November 23, 2013
Would you like to camp on an island in an Adirondack Lake? Take a trip to Blue Mountain Lake in Hamilton County. The picturesque 1,220-acre lake has six designated campsites that are free and first-come first-serve, so throw your tent and gear in a boat and check out the primitive camping on Blue Mountain Lake!To sign out a campsite, make your way to the public beach... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 3, 2013
There are several Adirondack lakes along roadways in Hamilton County, New York (Blue Mountain Lake, Indian Lake, Long Lake, and Raquette Lake to name a few), but sometimes it is more refreshing to hike to a scenic lake that can't be seen from the road. Leave the vehicle noise behind on this easy 1.6-mile round trip hike with just 100 feet of elevation change. The... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 27, 2013
The Adirondack Mountains are dotted with lakes and mountains, so it should come as no surprise that you can hike to one or two peaceful ponds on this trail near Eagle Lake and Blue Mountain Lake. For those looking for something on the shorter side, it is an easy one-mile round trip hike to Grassy Pond. For those looking to immerse themselves in the Adirondacks, hike past... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: November 22, 2013
Riddle Lake Trail delivers an easy day hike across the Continental Divide to one of Yellowstone's backcountry lakes. The 5-mile round trip hike is almost as flat as the lake itself, with 100 hard-to-detect feet of elevation change. Riddle Lake is a beautiful blue body with a small beach. The lake is surrounded by lodgepole pine and mountain views. Even through the trail... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 4, 2013
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