On a trip to the Adirondacks, we opted to try a new hike (for us) with Sleeping Beauty Mountain. We parked in the first parking lot (which I now do not recommend) and began the 2 mile hike to the trail head (which is why I don’t recommend it as it adds 4 miles to your hike). The round trip hike is roughly 7.8 miles, plus the 4 to and from the parking lot, means we did 12 miles. We probably could have shaved some off by not doing the loop and going back down the way we came, but I was curious. And it paid off with nice views of Bumps Pond.
The trail is labelled as easy, but I would dispute it. There are a lot of rock falls on the path and it can be a struggle to deal with them. Plus some of the slopes are steeper than planned. So I would call this a moderate hike.
Next week: A day hike at the Marshland Conservancy in Rye, NY.