Cathedral Rocks and Bear Run Loop
Accessed from the West River Trail and starting at the Lake Road trailhead, this hike offers interesting rock formations and panoramic views. The Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR) is a private preserve with public easements, subject to the following restrictions: no dogs, hikers must stay on marked hiking trails, hikers are not allowed to swim, boat, fish in the Ausable Lakes, and hikers are not allowed to cross the frozen lakes in winter. Full rules are posted at the Trail Register.
Parking is restricted to the AMR's public parking lot. This lot is about 3 miles south of the Noonmark Diner in Keene Valley and located directly across the road from the Roaring Brook Falls parking area at the second junction with Ausable Rd. (From the south, this is 6 miles from the junction of Rtes. 9 and 73 on the left at the bottom of a long hill.) As you turn onto Ausable Rd, you'll find the designated hikers' parking area on your left, just off NY 73. Road side parking is not allowed and there is no public parking area further up Ausable Rd. If this lot is full, hikers must find alternate parking across NY 73 or at other designated parking areas. Upon parking, walk 0.5 miles along the gravel-surfaced Ausable Rd. past the golf course, turning left and down onto Lake Road Way at the intersection by the tennis courts. The Lake Road Trailhead starts in another 0.1 mile at the Gatehouse, which is accented by a beautifully crafted wooden gate.
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