Castle Rock Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Castle Rock Trail is a 2.6 mile out and back trail located near Blue Mountain Lake, NY that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

2.7 miles 619 feet Out & Back

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3 months ago

Great shorter hike. Great views from the top.

4 months ago

Awesome views, plus some really cool caves on the way up, just a bit off the trail.

4 months ago

Outstanding reward for a short hike. Great views of Blue Mountain Lake and the Adirondack Mountains!!

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4 months ago

Best short hike ever. Been doing this hike since 1990 and it never disappoints. If you're lucky, no one else will be on top when you get there! Go on a weekday...

hiking
1 year ago

A great, short hike! Very interesting with a couple of harder spots but if you are minimally fit you should be able to get to the top. The problem with this trail is the poor trail markings. Some of the people we met on the trail never found the top which is a shame because the view is fabulous. We did this on Columbus Day and there were only a few others there.

1 year ago

Not as busy as other popular trails, which is nice. You hike past a stream, go over a bridge and see some cool caves before reaching the top to see an amazing view. Fun family hike.

hiking
1 year ago

Did this hike as the Castle Rock loop. The view was breathtaking! Trail was relatively easy to follow with some interesting rock formations.

1 year ago

Super awesome trail! Did this last summer. Cool, old bridge and some very neat, massive rocks. At the top, a gorgeous view complete with a rainbow when we went. Loved it!!!

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2 years ago

This trail is perfect for a family hiking, children from 6 yr can do it easily. The reward for adults is the amazing view on the lake and for the kids are the caves that we can find on the trail just before the top.

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3 years ago

This is an awesome day hike. Fun caves, not too difficult, very rewarding view from the top. I've taken groups of teens, tweens, and children, also an old person, and a pesky dog. Everyone enjoys this trail. It's not as popular as some if the other trails in the area.

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3 years ago

Awesome hike. A bit difficult towards the end. Seems longer than the posted 4.0 round trip. The views are so worth it and the teens enjoyed exploring the caves.

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4 years ago

Great hike, It's a bit difficult but definitely do able. There is a great view at the top and great caves a little off the right side of the trail.