Scenic and Destination Hikes and Bike Rides Central Adirondack Association Region
End of North St., Town of Webb
Length: Just under 6 miles one way, to Thendara train station
Difficulty: Easy to Difficult
For bikers, it’s approximately a 2hr 45min loop ride from the North Street Recreation Center.
Start out on Trail 1 to Intersection 5, head left on Trail 7, straight through Intersections
29, 30 and 32, climbing up several significant hills. Past Intersection 32 a trail to the left leads 200 yards to Elise Lookout, which overlooks the North Branch of the Moose River, the railroad, Thendara and Old Forge. Trail 7 then leads down a series of hills, transitioning to a single track trail. Near Intersection 33, Trail 7 levels out and transitions back to a dirt road, becoming Trail 6. Proceed on Trail 6 past Pete's Tower Rd. on the right, past the gate, and onto Herreschoff Rd, which leads to NYS Rte. 28 just south of the railroad trestle. Turn left onto NYS Rte. 28, and proceed two miles through Old Forge to North Street. Turn left and return to the North Street Recreation Center. Alternately, you can forgo the return and hop on the train down to Utica.