Discover Mount Arab

This short climb up the shoulder of Mount Arab leads to impressive views in all directions from the lookout tower near the summit.
TRAIL ACTIVITY
LENGTH
2.2 miles, Round Trip
DIFFICULTY
Moderate
SURFACE
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rocks/Ledge
PETS
Permitted
FEES
No

Description

Mt. Arab is a great hike for families and those looking to enjoy some amazing views after a very short hike. The short trail is great for hikers with kids and pets, though it can be steep at times.

The trail climbs through a dense hardwood forest before emerging at the summit in a mixed conifer forest with great autumn color around the end of September to early October.

At the summit there is a lookout tower with maps to help identify surrounding landmarks and a ranger station that is maintained by the Friends of Mount Arab group. From the summit and fire tower you can see Arab Lake, Tupper Lake, and the northwest foothills of the Adirondacks. On a clear day you can see all the way to the high peaks.

Other Information

This trail is within Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest and is managed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Friends of Mount Arab.

Trail Manager

For more information, please visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation online, or contact:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Potsdam Sub-Office

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Potsdam Sub-Office
190 Outer Main Street - Suite 103
Potsdam, NY 13676
Phone: 315-265-3090
information.r6@dec.ny.gov
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Trail Tips

Prevent Tick-Borne Illnesses
Avoid walking in long grasses, wear long pants/sleeves, use insect repellents, and check yourself for ticks regularly.
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Trailhead Information

Park in the dirt roadside lot on Mount Arab Road. The GPS coordinates are 44.213666, -74.595960.

The trailhead is immediately across the road from the parking area.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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Safety
Active Railroad

This trail crosses an active railroad. Take care and look both ways when crossing the tracks.

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