So, a few weeks ago there was some buzz on the street about the new trail up Lyon Mt. Not often we get new trails in the Adirondacks – especially purpose-built hiking trails. The old trail up is an example of the old-style of hiking where the “direct route” was favored. I won’t bore you with a trip report. What you need to know is this: The trail is longer. Though much easier, it takes about an hour longer.
Here’s a screenshot from Google Earth showing the old trail (red) and new trail (green).
As I mentioned, going up via the new trail is a bit longer.
The new trail is SMOOTH.
We still like the old trail because it “doesn’t waste time”.
Even though you must hike on baseball, softball, cantaloupe, and basketball-sized rocks.