Gertrude's Nose Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gardiner, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
It's a very rewarding experience with many scenic views along the way. Don't let the "difficult" rating scare you. It's actually wasn't that hard, but you do need to be extra careful not to slip.
Such a fun hike. September was perfect time; still sunny but not so hot. There's plenty of shade, but no water to cool off (so I imagine this would be a hot hike in the middle of the summer). Lake is beautiful. Took a couple of hours to complete.. When starting at the tip/bottom of the lake looking south, I recommend doing this trail clockwise. Less traffic and we hiked alone for most of the time.
I only had enough time to do part of the trail but it was beautiful and I will be completing it soon. The terrain varied from carriage roads to descents & ascents.
Great trail! Great views! It was so beautiful I couldn't stop taking pictures. Like another review said there are a lot of "noses" so it's a bit confusing but we didn't care. The day was so perfect and the weather was hot but great. When we finished there were a few people swimming in the beautiful clear cool water but we didn't bring bathing suits. Next time for sure!
Loved loved loved this trail! We hiked the carriage road up and the millbrook mountain trail down. Overall it took us 6 hours to hike with our 4 month old puppy, but that's because we took our time and enjoyed the view. The trail was relatively low traffic and we had the nose basically to ourselves for almost an hour. The trail wasn't that difficult sans for a few rock scrambles. You also basically hike down the center of a creek on the millbrook mountain trail so it's a tad wet and slippery there. The views were stunning and the rock formations just downright interesting. Highly recommend!
This hike was challenging and fun. The views are incredible. We thought we had reached the Nose several times before actually reaching it. There are so many "noses" it can be pretty confusing. The hike ended up taking us 6 hours but we really took our time, stopping to take pictures quite often and had lunch too. Highly recommended!
Great!! So beautiful views !! Well maintained and marked.
amazing trail. took about 3 hours to hike 8 miles with stopping and enjoying the scenery. would say this is a more moderate than hard hike
Great hike. The park workers say you need to start at 9am to finish by dark (I went 11.11.16) we started at 10am and finished at 2pm and did the entire trail. Granted we hike fast but if you don't crawl it can easily be accomplished within 5 hours. Awesome views!