View Full Version : Elk Lake Trailhead and Hunting Season

10-18-2004, 11:26 AM
I think I remember reading that the Elk Lake trailhead closes during big game season, but don't remember where I saw it. Is this correct? If so, do you know what date it closes this Fall?

10-18-2004, 11:35 AM
I think it's closed from 3rd Sat in October untill the 1st Sunday in December.

10-20-2004, 07:38 AM
Trails from Elk Lake are closed during big game hunting season, which this year is October 23 - December 5. You can still climb the Dixes from the north via Clear Pond or east via the Boquet River, West Mill Brook, or Lindsay Brook routes.

10-20-2004, 01:22 PM
Thanx guys. I was planning on hiking Blake via Pinnacle. Guess that won't be happening until December.

10-20-2004, 02:40 PM
Wow, thats a great hike. I highly recommend! Rico, you a 46er yet?


10-20-2004, 08:33 PM
The Elk Lake trails (to Marcy and Dix) will close for big game season starting this Friday, Oct 22. Reopening Dec. 6th.
This info and more from a DEC page:

I had plans for those trails this weekend, and just now remembered about the annual big game season closure.

10-21-2004, 04:12 AM
MarkL -

Thanks for posting that link to the DEC "notices and conditions" page. Lots of interesting info there.


10-21-2004, 07:48 AM
Just did Redfield, which makes me a 44'er. Still need Blake and Marcy, and saving Marcy for last. I have a friend who needs Marcy for his W46, and we're planning on summiting together. Shoulda done Blake when I had the chance. Now it's either wait, or go up and over Colvin.

Got sidetracked from the 46 this summer for a 9-day hiking vacation in Colorado (avitar). Hopefully I'll have the TR done within a couple of weeks.

Mark Driscoll
10-21-2004, 09:00 AM
Hi rico,

Good luck with Blake. Let me know when you are doing Marcy, while I will not be able to keep up with you I would like to be on the trail when you finish your 46.

I did follow that route you gave me and have a funny story to tell you.


10-21-2004, 12:08 PM
Deal. I'll send you ahead to break trail :D I'll PM you for the funny story.