The Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area, an Adirondack Park unit of New York's Forest Preserve, straddles the Essex County-Warren County line in the towns of Ticonderoga, Hague, Horicon and Schroon. The county road along the east shore of Schroon Lake forms the western boundary; to the north, private land and NY 74 form the boundary.
Things to Do Nearby: For those interested in a longer hike, the Pharaoh Lake Trail continues on past the Crab Pond Trail to Pharaoh Lake and Pharaoh Mountain, and connects up to numerous other trails in the Pharaoh Lakes wilderness. Stop into The Hub in Brant Lake for a meal or to pick up a picnic to take on your hike. Bring your bike and try one of the many road and off-road routes.
The parking areas for Giant Mountain often fill quickly, especially in the summer, and it is illegal to park along Route 73. Consider choosing a less popular, and less crowded, trail. Roaring Brook and Zander Scott trailhead parking: From Lake Placid, take Route 73 east for about 22 miles. The Roaring Brook parking area is on the left. To get.
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are permitted on all hiking trails. Pharaoh Lake Trail extends 3.3 miles from the Pharaoh Lake Road Trailhead to the intersection of trails at the outlet of Pharaoh Lake. The trail ascends 235 feet from Mill Brook for 1.1 miles but gently rises and falls at either end. Pharaoh Lake Loop Trail extends 6.0 miles around the shoreline of Pharaoh Lake. The trail.
The area is a justifiably popular destination that offers many hiking options, although the immediate vicinity of the lake is not a place to seek solitude. The name of Egypt Lake, and the names of other nearby features that have Egyptian allusions, were bestowed by the Topographical Survey in the early 1900s.
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Pharaoh Lake covers 421 acres and has brook and lake trout, brown bullhead, and sunfish (note that baitfish are prohibited). Directions to the Pharaoh Lake Road Trailhead Parking Area: Take I-87 to exit 25. If coming from the south, take a right onto 8N, turn left on Schroon River Road (Rt 30). This turns into Valentine Pond Road (55). After 4.
Hiking Trails in Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. Note: The numbers next to the trail names corresponds with the numbers on the maps below of the hiking trails in the wilderness area. Crane Pond Road (36) - This dirt road is one of the major northern access points for the wilderness. The road is suppose to be closed to vehicles, however the road remains open as access is not blocked. It is becoming a.