Ferncliff Forest Trail

EASY 28 reviews

Ferncliff Forest Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rhinebeck, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

2.1 miles 262 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

There are numerous well marked trails through this pristeen forest.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

This is a pretty flat easy trail. The view from the fire tower is beautiful. I saw an eagle flying over the fields below. At one point it became pretty buggy, but it was a warm muggy day.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Fire tower makes this walk really fun. Took about 15 minutes to get to fire tower on a nice forest path. Remainder of walk took about 30 minutes. Trail got a bit narrow towards end of loop so that it was a little bothersome to have my dog on a leash.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice easy walk to the tower with an awesome view recommend this for family fun kid friendly

5 months ago

I love the fire tower views, but this spot is beyond buggy, every single time I've gone. This is with good bug spray too!

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

7 months ago

A little buggy, but a nice walk to the fire tower. The markers for the green trail are sparse...

8 months ago

Nice relaxing hike. Alot of people though but it was a Sunday. Fire tower was pretty cool. Trails were all well maintained and well marked.

9 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

A really great little area. A quick hike nets access to the firetower that is open and affords some beautiful views. We followed some of the mtn bike trails back, adding distance and slightly more technical hiking.

1 year ago

1 year ago

There are a number of poorly marked trails in the preserve, but it is tough to get lost in such a small area. The view from the fire tower is nice, but it is the only vantage point in the preserve allowing for a view above the foliage.

hiking
1 year ago

It was beautiful. I would bring some mosquito spray next time though.

walking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago