The actual summit of Little Crow Mountain is a large rock cairn in the woods on the blue trail.
From the Hurricane Road Trailhead start by snowshoeing past a private residence, this is very close to your right. Soon the trail begins to climb slightly as it makes its way through an open hardwood forest up to some very rocky sections. Soon you come to a split in the trail. The red trail which you started out on goes right and the blue trail heads left. They will reconnect near the summit of Little Crow. The red trail is much more moderate and switchbacks up the mountain. The blue trail is a bit more direct and quite steep in spots; both are very rocky.
From Little Crow you will descend into a very interesting valley that is located very deep and narrow between the two peaks. You will then start a steep and rocky climb to the summit of Big Crow Mountain. From the summit of Big Crow the views are even more expansive. Retrace your steps back over Little Crow Mountain to your vehicle.
How to get there
Leave Lake Placid on Route 73, follow Route 73 toward Keene. Drive into Keene and locate Hurricane Road on your left. Drive up Hurricane Road for just over 2-miles to the trailhead on the left. This trailhead is not signed; a small red disk is located there, just to the left of a drive for private residence.
Little Crow 2540 feet
Big Crow 2815 feet
Distance Round Trip
Approximate Time Round Trip
Families with Kids: 3 to 4 hours
Experienced Snowshoers: 2 to 3 hours
Out of Shape Snowshoers: 3 to 4 hours
Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest
Two: While not overly difficult this trail is very steep and can be a bit icy in areas
This route is a popular way to hike The Crows.