Seymour Mountain | Winter

Peak Name

Seymour Mountain

Most Popular Winter Trailhead 

Herd path from Ward Brook Truck Trail 

Elevation

4120’

Round Trip Distance

14.0 miles

Average Round-trip Time

8 to 10 hours

Winter Obstacles to be Aware Of

At time ice buildup can happen on the steeper slabs of the trail where traction is tough. The road to the summer trailhead may be closed in the winter requiring hikers to park at the Raquette Falls Trailhead; this will add 6-7 miles to the round-trip distance. This closure is different from year to year based on conditions. 

Route Overview

From the trailhead you will be on a well packed trail that remains moderate and consists of rolling hills all the way to the herd path, 5.5 miles away. The initial part quickly comes to the horse trail on the right, don’t follow this but stay on the foot trail. At just over a mile you will then come to another intersection, this one is a major one, but you should still remain going straight. You will pass by the Blueberry Lean-to in route to the Ward Brook Truck Trail. Once at the truck trail intersection take a right and remain on this old road to the herd path for Seymour just past the Seward Elan-to. 

The herd-path starts out easy and moderate but soon starts to climb steadily and then steeply up the relentless grade. The herd-path should be fairly solid under you as it gets frequent travels throughout the winter season. There is a nice view just prior to the summit and again just over the summit. 

Essential Gear

Microspikes may be needed for better traction in spots but snowshoes may be adequate 

Please refer to our basic list of winter gear recommendations for day trips and remember this list is only a recommendation and you should take into light your experience, group size, length of trip, conditions, weather forecast, and any unforeseen incidences. 

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