Dunderberg Spiral Railway is a 7 mile loop trail located near Tomkins Cove, NY that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Took a short cut. Great hike!!
The start of the trail is about a hundred feet from the parking lot, just walk down the shoulder of the road for a bit. We followed an unmarked path in the middle of the parking lot and ultimately bushwhacked to meet back up with the trail . The veiws are really nice especially the overlook of the bear mountain bridge .
Nice trail--hooked this on to the TT for a great day.
did the loop was 7.01 miles in 5 hours. Some steep parts, rocky at times, and many times just an easy walk. Our 8 year old was with us the whole time, so if he can do so cant you :) Recommend a good light weight hiking pole, a gpx map (I used all trails app), water, and lunch to eat half way.
Nice trail that was steep at points, but not for long sections. The hike has graded railroad that is covered in scree (watch your ankles on the way down). Beautiful viewpoints througout the hike. Some sections of the trail get very narrow and go through tall grasses so wear your insect repellent. Interesting to see how man can shape his enviornment, but nature won this time.
Good trail. One of the longer hikes that I have done - GPS logged it as 8.0 miles and I did it in 5hrs. & 20 mins. I followed the Red -on White Ramapo-Dunderberg blazes to the right after the trail splits. You will meet up with the Blue blaze Timp-Torne and follow them all the way home. The conditions were not ideal today - yesterdays rain left a frozen cover of ice on everything. The micro spikes saved my life today. The ice should melt in a day or two if the temps stay about freezing. Track is well maintained and marked. A few scrambles, but mostly nice walking in the woods. Will recommend to friends!
Fun trail. We went with a pretty large group and it was great for all levels. The views are beautiful from up top. The history of this place is interesting. Trail not clearly marked at some points, so pay attention. Maybe get a map...
My first hike was on this trail. Great views in multiple directions, up and down the Hudson River, Bear Mountain Bridge, and the Manhattan Skyline amazingly enough.
Nice gradual ascent from the beginning if you're taking the Timp-Torne or a slightly more difficult way up the Ramapo-Dunderberg trail.
Pretty good views of Peekskill from the RD trail.
If you're up there already, you should make sure to go to The Timp!