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Hiking and Multi-Use Herkimer County Trails.

Some trails may be designed for multi-use, which means during the summer, they could be a combination of hiking or bicycling. Please be sure to check before you start out biking to be sure it is allowed on that particular trail.

Rondaxe Mountain Bald Mountain


The parking area for the Rondaxe Mountain Trailhead is located on the left on Rondaxe Road a short distance from the intersection of Rondaxe Road and State Route 28.


Rondaxe Road is 4.4 miles northeast on Route 28 from the Information Center in Old Forge.



The trail distance is 1 mile.



The trail is well worn and marked with red trail markers. The trail has some steep areas and mostly moderate ascents. A large part of the ascent is on bedrock. Parents hiking with young children should take precautions to prevent serious falls. Starting at 0.4 mile, views of the Fulton Chain of Lakes are possible.


The final approach to the Fire Tower is along the spine of bedrock. From the open summit the views of the Fulton Chain of Lakes are spectacular. The Fire Tower is open and climbing the tower offers even better views.


On clear days you can see Blue Mountain and the High Peaks to the northeast. Total ascent from parking lot to summit is 690 feet. Final elevation is 2,350 feet.








Herkimer County Trails

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