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Old 06-15-2018, 09:19 AM   #1
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Hikes near Johnsburg

I'll be renting a cabin in Johnsburg for several days next week and looking at outings in the area. Moxham and Peaked look like nice options for a bit of climbing. Any suggestions on flatter hikes to lakes/ponds/rivers that would be good for someone who hasn't spent much time in this part of the park ? Also if there are better options than Moxham/Peaked I'm all ears. I'll be with my wife and my dog, so probably 8 miles round trip is our limit.

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Old 06-15-2018, 09:45 AM   #2
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The Schaefer trail up Gore is quite nice. I did that a few years back based upon advice from this forum. Well worth the effort!
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:45 AM   #3
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There are also Peaked Mountain and Hour Pond trails at Thirteenth Lake. Gore is a good one like Bark Eater said.
Oh I'd rather go and journey where the diamond crest is flowing...
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:29 AM   #4
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Moxham and Peaked are good choices. Both moderate with great views.

Other peaks:
Crane - very nice, a little longer and harder
Gore - OK, but quite a bit longer and harder
Google the "Chester Challenge" for a bunch of smaller hikes
Water Hikes:
OK Slip Falls
Kibby Pond (and a bunch of other short pond hikes out that way)
Blue Ledges

Have fun!
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:08 PM   #5
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Some good suggestions above, I will add Shanty Brook Falls, and/or the old Fox Lair ruins are both a lot of fun to explore.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:50 PM   #6
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Definitely hit Moxham. TCD offered lots of other good suggestions.

For something low-impact, with varied terrain and lots of seclusion, check out the Dean Farm Heritage Trails:
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