Moore Trail Snowshoe

From the trailhead you will drop steeply to the Oswegatchie riverside over an embankment. Once on the trail you will follow the course of the river. Occasionally the trail moves away from the river’s edge but returns frequently. The trail is very rocky with odd footing at times, a deep snow base is best. In 2-miles the trail will bring you out to what is called Inlet, which is a major boat launch area for the Oswegatchie River. This road is closed in winter you will need to return via your trail in.


~100 Feet

Distance Round Trip:

4.0 miles

Approximate Time Round Trip:

Families with Kids:            2 to 2.5 hours

Experienced Snowshoers:            1.5 to 2 hours

Out of Shape Snowshoers:            2 to 2.5 hours

Trailhead Location:

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.

Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest

One: This is a flat trail with very little elevation change.

Additional Important Information:

Occasionally it gets a bit icy near the edges. Inlet Road is closed in the winter you will not be able to spot a car and make this a one way hike.

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.