Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park

To the Look Out Point

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Location: South Salem
Distance: 1 mile
Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
Elevation Gain: 200′
Type of Hike: out-and-back
Trail Condition: gravel road
Wow Factor: view point

How to get there: from I684, take the Hardscrabble Rd exit east.  At the T-intersection, make a right on June Rd > Hawley Rd.  Make a left into the park on Mountain Lakes Rd.  Follow the road past the office.  There is a gravel lot on the right that will fit 6 or so cars unless people park parallel with the road like a parking lot.  Don’t block the barrier for the road going uphill at the back.

 

Summary: From the parking area, head up the gravel road, past the barrier.  If you’re bringing a stroller, you may want to set it up on the other side to begin with.

Then it’s a straight shot up white the gradual hill for about half a mile.  The road ends at the lookout point and the views are excellent.

There is a flat area, perfect for picnicking, a large, standing binocular, and a bench under a tree with some shade.

When you’ve had your fill, head back down to the car.

 

Facilities: portapotty
Hunting:
Dogs: on leash
Stroller Doable: yes, gravel road

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