Cornish Estate Trail Loop

MODERATE 46 reviews

Cornish Estate Trail Loop is a 5.1 mile loop trail located near Cold Spring, NY that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.1 miles 1415 feet Loop

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

river

views

hiking
20 days ago

Nice hike. If you take the Cornish trail it seems much easier than the Washburn trail. Same loop but left is more of a gradual incline. Right is up and switchbacks for about 1.5 miles.

26 days ago

28 days ago

I just took the white Washburn trail out and back, and it took me under 2 hours, so that's the one to take if you're looking for a quick jaunt with a beautiful view!!! It is easy to go off the trail on herd paths and old trails that are shut down due to erosion-- it is extremely important NOT to take the rocky old quarry road past where the white arrow turns right-- this route is dangerous and fragile. Stick to blazes. A couple of steep pitches-- definitely Mt. Taurus, not "bull hill". But beautiful sights and slightly less traffic than other hikes in the east highlands (Beacon, Breakneck, etc. )

beautiful trail. very unique ruins! awesome views. if I lived closer I would frequent this trail. otherwise worth the drive. many look outs

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great trail. Hard work, and not hard to lose the trail, so keep aware of the markers.

1 month ago

Cool trail with a great veiw from the top. Slightly less crowded then breakneck ridge but it still draws a crowd. The estate ruins are a cool spot to explore. Took us a little longer than expected , also right by little stony point which is a great spot to stop by after to take in some veiws from the beach .

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail with some very nice viewpoints above the Hudson. Goes up quite steep and dusty on a rocky path for the first third, then more moderate through forest. Took us around 3.5 hrs to walk the loop - first white, then blue, then red, then blue again.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Make sure to grab the trail map at the beginning if the trail!

2 months ago

Really like this trial ! Such nice & clear day, I saw Manhattan from the top of mountain. There are great view and so many interesting spots. I will go back again.

2 months ago

Awesome hike on Washburn Trail. Difficult and steep at times, but doable, even as an beginner/intermediate hiker.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice quick hike, and the ruins are awesome to see. We didn't do the entire loop, but when entering from the 9D side it's mostly a paved trail.

hiking
2 months ago

first 2 miles are pretty steep smooth sailing after that

hiking
3 months ago

First 2 miles of Washburn are steep incline with a lot of rock scrambling. It's great moderate hike and amazing views of Hudson River and NYC.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome place to hike! It's an easy to moderate walk! This place has history and amazing views definitely worth the trip!!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hiking area! The Cornish trail itself seemed to be a different one though. It's more a line than a loop, so based on the recommendations of the ranger, we took an combination of trails taking us to the mountain ridge with amazing views of the Hudson en a variety of sceneries.

3 months ago

Love the ruins!

backpacking
3 months ago

We went hiking up the white trail, connected to blue, trekked on red for a bit, and picked blue back up towards the parking lot. It happened to be one of the hottest days of the summer, but I needed a practice run with my pack for a longer trip in the Adirondacks. The views up the white trail were amazing and worth the trouble. Mt. Taurus or bull hill is the top. You could do the loop in reverse which has an easier incline up, but still get the same views. The Cornish estate ruins were a nice stopping place as well. It took us 4.5 hours. On this day we each went through 60 oz of water and needed mosquito protection.

4 months ago