Marko B. on Stillwell Woods Trail
Always enjoy walking this trail. Love the meadow towards the end .
Really more of a nature walk than a hike. If you are used to more challenging hikes in the Hudson Valley, this will be an easy trail. Well marked, small slopes, no true elevation. I took the "double black diamond" trails as often as possible and stuck to the "harder" trails.
Mostly through woods, so make sure to bring a good bug spray and use it liberally! Woods also keeps temps a bit warmer than expected, close and humid.
Overall, a fun 3hr walk.
This is our favorite trail. There are some challenging hills, but it's definitely an interesting place to explore. The weekends prove to be difficult, as hikers share the trails with cyclists. So many unusual plants, and we've seen some pretty impressive snakes. Be respectful of all, be responsible, and honor the preserve by leaving it as still and peaceful as you found it.