Note: Snyder Hill lies off of any developed and mapped trail system, so the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly recommended. While bushwhacking you will experience hazards not found on a maintained trail. Expect more difficult and varying conditions, and always prioritize safety.
How to get there
At the intersection of Route 9 and Hoffman Road (county Route 24), just south of Schroon Lake, turn onto Hoffman Road. Continue for 10.5 miles to a strip of state land, where Hoffman Road becomes Irishtown Road. This is located just north of O’Neill Road. Park along the road.
This entire hike is along state land, but it borders private ownership. Since the state boundary is well marked, it can be used a handrail up the mountain.
The terrain starts out quite moderate and slowly progresses to a steeper climb. At about a quarter of a mile from the summit the terrain becomes very steep with odd footing, especially on the descent. The forest here is open with tall pines and a needle packed floor.
The summit is wooded, but just below it to the south there is a wide open rock ridge with stellar views.
Distance Round Trip
Rough bushwhacks like this are recommended for experienced hikers only. It will take most at least 4 hours to complete this route.