Trail 5, opened in 2001 with a newly constructed bridge, is easily reached from the Town Garage/Golf Course parking lot. Ride the access trail on the north side of Hoffman Road near the Highway Department sand pile slowly, because this is a driveway. Once in the abandoned sand pits, the trail bears to the left.
The main trail travels through the sand pits and up a long, fairly steep hill before turning back across Hoffman Road. It will then pass near the new town water tower before returning you to Trail 1.
If conditions permit you can travel to the right and access two non-maintained trails; the first will take you through the tunnels under the Northway to the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club. There is a small bridge on the right and the Club is visible across it. The second is a dead end that parallels the Northway for approximately 1.5 miles.
Photo courtesy Schroon Lake-North Hudson Snowmobile Club.