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Stone Valley Trail

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Stone Valley Trail is simply one of the best hiking trails in the North Country. You can hike on... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Great trail!

There are a lot of options on this trail - a full 7 or so mile loop, out and backs, O'malley area... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Stone Valley Trail is simply one of the best hiking trails in the North Country. You can hike on either side of the river and enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls and vistas of the rushing river, particularly in the spring. At any time of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kimbouchaka
Reviewed October 19, 2017

There are a lot of options on this trail - a full 7 or so mile loop, out and backs, O'malley area, etc. I often just like doing short out and backs for the great views of the water rushing down through the rocks. and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank LST2323
Reviewed October 18, 2017

This is a really beautiful hike in Colton. When you start the hike it does not look so great, but once you cross the metal bridge and start down into the gorge it is fabulous!!!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank GuineaHen
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

We had time to kill and wanted take a walk. We have hiked trails all over and we really loved it here! We were very sad to only spend one hour at the park. The trails were so well maintained. The river and falls we...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JennyandRick210
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

This hike is beautiful. The trail is on both sides of river so you can hike several miles if you desire lots of beauty. If you want my ideal, start at Lenny Road trail head and walk to Colton. The waterfalls get more and more...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank JoanT1960
Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a wonderful, relatively easy hike, especially nice in summer and fall. You can park near the fire station in Colton and begin the downhill walk. There are a few signs pointing out highlights, and the trail is fairly well-maintained. Be sure to bring...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Julie M
Reviewed October 7, 2015

This was a great hike to do on a beautiful fall day. We had limited time, so we did an out and back hike totaling just over 4 miles. I felt that we saw a good portion of what the river had to offer. We...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Granwood
Reviewed July 19, 2015

This series of trails along the racquette river in Colton, NY provides an excellent hiking experience. The total distance from one end to another is about 4-5 miles (3 miles as the crow flies) Some up and down trails along the river but nothing too...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank bilewis
Reviewed July 3, 2015

A fine set of moderately well-maintained trails on both sides of the Raquette River between Colton and Brown's Bridge. When wet or snowy the trails can be tricky, but the river and surrounding area are very appealing. In the summertime people swim and soak in...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Mornseer
Reviewed January 4, 2015

We love Stone Valley...when we lived in Colton we got out there a WHOLE lot! Definitely recommend it to anyone who loves beautiful views of waterfalls and trails and the like. :-)

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank MichaelBalonek
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