Fishkill Ridge Trail is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cold Spring, NY that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Tough Hike. I had a little trouble finding the trail markers at some point but with some help of a local hiking guide I figured it out. The veiws from the top are nice but not as nice as a lot of the surrounding hikes in my opinion. None the less a nice hike I enjoyed very much
wonderful work I thank
Nice view at the top is so rewarding.
This trail is impossible to find. Also, when you try to find an address for the beginning of the trail googlemaps brings you to 199 Robert Cahill Drive Fishkill NY, and this is not the correct address. This address is to Beacon Memorial Park which is home to a playground and baseball and soccer fields, but no trails. The correct address is 788 Walcott Ave. Fishkill NY which has a large parking lot and trail maps available.
Nice trail overall but only a few good scenic viewpoints
Parking for this trail is at a dead end street and the trail start is not marked.The beging part of the trail seems to be a four wheeling trail with no markers. If you think you're going the wrong way, you're not. Try looking out for yellow trail markers once you pass the creek and it should be much easier after. Overall all it was quite challenging and most of it was strenuous. After you spend about 1& 1/2 hours hiking ,the view is spectacular. when going down, I got lost and ended up walking near the pond at the bottom and walking into sombody's back yard. Bring water and tons of bug spray!
Hilly and challengimg.
Very basic beginners loop , not much to do or see .
First hike in decades. Did the red/white/blue loop. Some nice vistas. I had sneakers but wished for hikers by the end. There's a fair amount of rocks.
Little hard to manage this hike in the beginning as the trail is not marked very well and it was pretty confusing. But if you figure it out and make it to the top, it's really amazing. Will do again this Spring/Summer. The leaves this past Fall were unreal and made for a treacherous and really slow hike back down.
I took my dog out on this trail with me today. First, you park on a dead end in a residential neighborhood. Next, i started walking on truck trails that eventually led to four wheeler trails(nothing marked). I climbed about 1/2 a mile and ran into the yellow trail, which i followed. After climbing 2 mountains and descending 2 valleys i made the final climb and realized i was now at Mt. Beacons fire tower. The trail was fairly strenuous. All in all a very nice hike but bring water and a GPS. This site said its a loop. If it is, i couldn't find it. Its more of an out and back, depending on where you decide to turn around the mileage could vary.