Horseshoe Lake to Low's Ridge
ElevationAscent: 425' 130 m
Descent: -425' -130 m
High: 2,137' 651 m
Low: 1,726' 526 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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“An easy walk along followed by a short climb to one of the best views in the Adirondacks.”— Ben Duchac
Just before the climb you'll stop at Low's Upper Dam, which has a small waterfall and is a popular launching area for canoes and kayaks. A short walk to Hitchins Pond has a picnic area with lake views at the site of Low's Manor (now just a foundation remains). A family of Bald Eagles nests on Hitchins pond and can frequently be seen in the area. Loons are also plentiful.
Leave the road and turn right, past a sign indicating 1.1 miles to Low's Ridge. The trail passes old foundations of what used to be Low's manor compound, and then winds up through forests, fern patches, and grassy clearings steeply and steadily uphill.
Just when you're ready for the climb to be over, it is, and you come out on Low's Ridge, a long exposed stone ridge with beautiful views to the east, encompassing the Bog River Flow, Hitchins Pond, the start of Low's Lake, and a huge vista over the Adirondacks. On a clear day you can see Mount Marcy! The return just follows the same trail back.
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