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The Moore trail is a 2-mile trail from "Wanakena" to "Inlet", which is typically used as a canoe carry, but makes for a very scenic out and back as well. From the trailhead you will drop steeply to the Oswegatchie riverside, over an embankment.
Once on the trail you will keep the river close to you on the left. The trail has very rocky footing and in some areas tends to be very wet.
(Trail work is planned for boardwalks over the boggy areas)
This is an easy hike along a very scenic section of the "Oswegatchie River". The Moore Trail offers several places to enjoy the refreshing sights and sounds of whitewater and tumbling cascades. The especially observant hiker, may even be rewarded with sightings of beautiful wildflowers and signs of elusive wildlife.
From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 30 in the Village of Tupper Lake follow Route 3 toward Cranberry Lake. Follow Route 3 for 33.4 miles to CR61 (Wanakena Road) on the left. Follow here and stay straight on the main road to South Shore Road. Follow South Shore Road for about 100 feet to the trailhead parking on the right just before the bridge.
Continue on Route 3 for approx. 36 miles. Look for DEC signage for "Five Ponds Wilderness Area"
Turn on to "Inlet Road" Continue along the dirt road until you reach the parking area and canoe launch at the end.
Additional Important Information:
In the Winter the trail can occasionally get a bit icy near the edges. Inlet Road is seasonal and is closed in the Winter except for snowmobile use.
In Winter, skiing over a frozen body of water is a cross-country skiing past time; it can access you to areas not seen by most in the summer. With that being said it is a dangerous activity to cross frozen water bodies and should be done with care and respect for your environment. Know the ice conditions and be prepared for anything including heavy winds, snow drifts, whiteouts, slushy conditions, and thin ice.
Trail uses: Hiking, Snowshoe