Two trails from NYS DEC-maintained trailhead provide easy access to moderate hikes to 3,254ft craggy, open summit, pass pristine pond and see restored fire tower, spectacular views. Over 200 technical rock climbing routes ranging from 25 - 560 feet.

Crane Mountain is a challenging but rewarding loop hike with gorgeous views in all directions. The scenic pond offers a number of primitive camping sites, along with fishing and swimming. The summit trail features two ladders, a longer one and a shorter one, which are sturdy and are bolted to the rock, but may be too difficult to be climbed by dogs. The summit can also be reached from the other direction, via the pond, to avoid the ladders.