Hubbard-Perkins Conservation Area /Charcoal Burners Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cold Spring, NY that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until December.
Moderate 6.6 mile loop hike with a mix of terrains. It combines Charcoal Burners trail (red blaze), Cabot Trial (white blaze), and Fahnestock trail (blue). Trail was featured in 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley Hikes (Green & Zimmerman, 2008) Mix of forest, meadow, and farm fields bypassing (and crossing) Clove Creek, Large Lake, and a Beaver Pond. Part of the hike is through private property.
Nice, decent trail...some rocky terrain mixed with easy trails...we did the red trail, past yellow and turned right onto blue...it was between easy and moderate at times.
It's a great location - just 10 minutes from downtown Cold Spring.
A good loop with an even mix of flat and incline. Depending on your approach you can start off with a few flat miles then head up the mountain and get some great views of Fahnestock and the Hudson Valley.
We did a slightly different hike combined with Charcoal Burners trail with a trailhead on NY-301. It was a very nice trail, and generally well maintained. The climbs were easy, but the combination we did took us through farm fields, which got my shoes soaked. Clove Creek was very attractive, as was the Beaver Pond adjacent to the Charcoal Burners trail.