Trail Run Project Logo

Hunter Mountain Loop

 3 votes

8.2 Miles 13.2 Kilometers

 

79% 

Runnable

50%

Singletrack

1,964' 599 m

Ascent

-1,973' -601 m

Descent

4,008' 1,222 m

High

2,098' 640 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Unknown

Update

A loop trail that will bring you to the summit of Hunter Mountain and back down.

Karl W

Overview

This is a loop trail that will take you to the summit of Hunter Mountain at 4,040 feet. There is a fire tower at the summit that allows for excellent views.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Waterfall
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

Part of this route follows the Devil's Path Trail which is known for some gnarly sections, but there was no scrambling required on the stretch used here. Parts are steep though.

Description

You can follow this loop in either direction. One side is a forest road and the other a running trail. We went down the road and up the trail - this is the counter clockwise route.

Follow the trail southeast along the blue blazes to the beautiful Diamond Notch waterfall. Then join the red blazed Devil's Path Trail that ascends east and non-stop up to the ridge. The trail will loop south away from the summit before turning east again, gaining elevation the whole time. You should see the Devil's Acre lean-too. Look for the fork where a yellow-blazed Hunter Mountain Trail will branch off east and then turn north. If you stay on the red trail you'll begin descending the other side of the mountain.

Follow the Hunter Mountain Trail to the summit. At the summit there is a fire watchtower that you can ascend for the best views. There will probably be quite a few people here that were not on the trail up (many people take the road up and back down). If you fancy, you can take the trail back down, or continue onto the road and head down to complete the loop.

The road will be blazed blue, but is very obvious as it is an active maintenance road for the fire tower. Partway down you can take a spur north to the top of the Hunter Mountain Ski Area ski lifts. The mountain road does not quite return to the parking area at the Diamond Notch Trailhead so you'll have to run along the road that you drove in on for a short distance.

Contacts

Rate Featured Run


   Clear Rating

4.0 from 3 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 3 votes

#1979

Overall
  4.0 from 3 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#37

in New York

#1,979

Overall
104 Views Last Month
1,090 Since Jan 22, 2017
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Conditions



Getting forecast...

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running