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Northville Placid Trail Section Backpack in the Adirondacks

Date and Time

Friday, October 2, 2020 - Monday, October 5, 2020


Otter Brook trailhead,
New York, Adirondacks,


Registration is required for this activity.


A three night backpacking trip to the West Canada Lake Wilderness region. Arrival time on Friday is flexible, we will car camp near the Otter Brook trailhead. Saturday will be 6.0 miles on the Otter Brook Trail with an additional 2.6 miles on the Lost Pond Trail for a total of 8.6 for the day where we will set up for the night at one of the camping sites around Cedar Lakes. Sunday will be 5.8 miles on the N-P trail with 2.5 miles further on the Brooktrout Lake Trail for a total of 8.3 for the day where we will set up for the night. Monday would be 5.9 miles to the Brooktrout Lake Trailhead. Total close to 23 miles roundtrip. The elevation gain is minimal and the route is very picturesque. The trip, however, would be moderately difficult (rating 2C23) involving hiking along an old woods road in poor condition with a couple of potentially difficult stream crossings depending on rainfall. This trip is suitable for those with some previous backpacking experience in good physical condition.

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Related Link(s):

A photo album of a previous trip to a portion of this backpack
A map of the area
Information about the area

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

Disclosed to registered participants.

NP 2018



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey






Adults (18+)


I have been leading backpacking trips for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Adirondack Mountain Club since 1975. I enjoy taking the time to look at the scenery and have a relatively slow pace. I am patient with beginners and enjoy helping them learn new skills.


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I have been hiking and backpacking with the Appalachian Mountain Club since 2017. I like to hike at a pace that allows us to maximize our enjoyment of the outdoors and to allow hikers of different levels of experience and abilities to be together during the entire hike.