Silver Lake Rock Climbing
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DescriptionNew York State recently acquired an easement for public recreation to this 17,000 acre area. Known by locals simply as "Silver Lake", this area comprises 14 or more cliffs on two mountains -- Silver Lake Mountain and Potter Mountain.
Ice climbing at Silver Lake is here.
Beware of the bugs! The insect population is more abundant here than most other areas of the park. Spring and fall are the best times to visit.
There is presently no camping allowed at Silver Lake. There are some nearby campgrounds, though. Details
Getting ThereFrom Wilmington, take Bonnie View Road to its end, then left onto Silver Lake Road. Within 4 miles you'll see the cliffs on the right. Continue to the intersection with Turnpike Road, then to one of the trailheads:
Silver Lake Mountain Trailhead: From the intersection with Turnpike Road, go west on Silver Lake Road for 1.4 miles to the Silver Lake Mountain Trailhead. A DEC sign marks the parking area. About 0.2 miles before the trailhead is a logging road on the right; this is the parking and access for Mud Pond and C Chimney Cliff.
Turnpike Road Trailhead: Follow Turnpike Road for 1 mile to a gated logging road on the left.
Goodrich Mills Trailhead: Follow Turnpike Road to a hairpin turn, where the road changes name to Goodrich Mills Road. At 2.8 miles is a logging road on the left.
Classic Climbing Routes at Silver Lake
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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