Berlin State Forest Trail - Cowdry Hollow Rd TH is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Berlin, NY that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
A nice 2.2 mile loop trail with some moderate gain through the Berlin State Forest The trail maintains a steady grade for the majority of the loop until you reach the crest and then enjoy a smooth walk down. Some areas are washed out and some can get rocky - just watch your footing.
We hiked this trail with 4 adults, 2 kids and 2 dogs. The beginning of the trail was steep and lasted over a mile. Half the group is new to hiking and had to take a few breaks. The trail was mostly shale, covered in leaves making it extremely slipper. We had a few falls. We GPS the loop to be 3.01 miles. Overall this was a pretty easy hike, there was no view once you do get to the top.
We did have a hard time finding the trail head. It is marked with red trail markers and a sign for handicap access with an ATV.
Enjoyed this loop with a few senior friends and had a great time. Some areas are a bit steeper than others and some are washed out a bit but nothing too bad.