Mohawk Valley Alpiners Hiking Club

located in the Central Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York


Wed. 11/29 All day Hike Nicks Lake Loop This trail is located in the Black River Wild Forest and, as the title suggests, is a loop around Nick’s Lake. It is an easy walk on gentle grade with the exception of one steep climb just past the bridge over Nick’s Creek. Nick’s... more
Sat. 12/2 All day HIke Watch Hill and Sawyer Mt.

Watch Hill is a short hike to nice views of Snowy Mt. and Indian Lake. Nearby Sawyer Mt. gains only 650’ with views of Cedar River Valley, Wakely Mt. and Blue Mt.

Sat. 12/16 All day Hike Squirrel Ponds

Hike into the upper part of Squirrel Ponds from McKeever, following a small stream valley filled with beaver dams.

Mon. 1/1 All day Hike Trout Lake Mt. It’s always good to get out and climb on the first day of the year. You remember how much fun we had climbing Echo Cliffs and Panther Mt. last year. This year we will stay even closer to home and climb Trout Lake Mt. It is partly on pa... more
Mon. 1/15 All day Hike and Tailgate party

We will hike either Tomany Mt. or to Jockeybush Lake. Destination to be determined by conditions. Then, we will have our tailgate party at the Shaker Place rest area along Route 10 where we had it last year. Watch for details a week before!

Sat. 1/20 All day ski Rome Sand Plains

Cross-Country ski through a mature pine forest over gentle, rolling terrain. Distance and meet up place will be broadcast to the club at least a week prior to the ski.

Wed. 1/24 All day Glimmerglass SP Nature trail

Hike, snowshoe, ski

This is a flat area. We will use existing trails around the covered bridge.

Wed. 1/31 All day Blue Moon Hike

We are hoping for a clear night for a full moon rising. There will be a hike up Schumacker Mt.,

Sat. 2/3 All day Elm Island-ski/snowshoe It is the hope of the leaders that the conditions will be favorable for skiing or snowshoeing. The round trip distance to Elm Island is 7.6 miles. The Pashley Falls loop starts from the same trailhead, at the end of Pelon Road in Indian Lake Villag... more
Wed. 2/7 All day Hike/snow trails at member's home

Trail in open fields, and woods with views of the gorge and Ohisa Creek.

Sat. 2/10 All day Partridge Run ski/snowshoe

Parking on Ravine Road, Albany County. Ski or snowshoe this rolling terrain. We will pass many ponds along our route. There will be elevation gain.

Wed. 2/14 All day Lapland ski Love to XC-ski? Or would you love to learn more about the sport? Join the Alpiners at Lapland Nordic Vacation Center in Northville on Valentine’s Day. A package of $57 will include trail pass, rental equipment, a lesson with a certifie... more
Sat. 2/24 All day Ferris Lake via Jockeybush snowshoe One of the best things about winter is being able to walk on water. The plan is to snowshoe the trail to Jockeybush Lake and then shoe down the length of the lake and continue snowshoeing/bushwhacking to Ferris Lake (7.6 miles). IF the lake ice is ... more
Wed. 2/28 All day Charleston State Forest


Charleston State Forest features 22 miles of marked cross country ski trails. There are many loops over rolling, sometimes swampy terrain.

Sat. 3/10 All day Double Vly snowshoe

Snowshoe across the Fayle Road bridge, up Fayle Road to two beautiful vlies in the West Canada Lake Wilderness.

Sat. 3/24 All day Spruce Mt. hike/snowshoe-firetower Spruce Mountain Fire Tower is 3.1 miles roundtrip with an elevation change of 1026 feet. The new, easy to follow hiking trail was completed in the spring of 2015. The 73 foot fire tower on the 2009 foot summit of Spruc... more
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