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 best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
There are numerous well marked trails through this pristeen forest.
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.
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.
Nice easy walk to the tower with an awesome view recommend this for family fun kid friendly
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!
A little buggy, but a nice walk to the fire tower. The markers for the green trail are sparse...
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.
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.
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.
It was beautiful. I would bring some mosquito spray next time though.