Gertrude's Nose Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gardiner, NY that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
amazing views and challenging - did this as a loop with the Lake Minnewaska Carriageway, Millbrook Mtn Carriageway and the Millbrook Mtn Trail.
My sister and I did the longest walk here from the parking lot we went to lake awosting (black marks) then to castle point ( blue) then to Gertrude's nose( red) it take us 15 miles. Exhausting but totally worth it. Awesome views and cliffs
Phenomenal hike. Epic scenery. By far the best hike I've been on all my life. Definitely go here if you have the chance. The rock formation is out of this world and the elevation you achieve allows you see see so much of the surrounding land. The park in the beginning is gorgeous as well.
Great hike! Very scenic, challenging, and well worth the trip!!
Rachel and I really liked this hike. The cliffs are amazing and scary (for me). A good part of the hike is on the carriage road so it hikes shorter than it is. Follow yellow markers to Millbrook Mountain (MC) around the right side of the lake. On the way you'll see the trail on your right to Gertrude's Nose. - red markers. Rachel got closer to the edges than I did! $10.00 to park.
This trail is fun and moderate most of the way. A couple of steep rock scrambles will put you out of breath but I did this hike with 2 first time hikers and they were fine. Views are really awesome def check it out if you are in the area.
One of the best I've ever done, the challenge was there and it was all worth it!! The only down fall was that the map they gave me and my friends was outdated so we literally hiked all the colors, we eventually said F THIS!! Stopped looking at the map and made our own trails. We literally climbed the side of the mountain just to get to this amazing view. Blood sweat and more blood was sa rides but that view was well worth it.
The walk back down was easy and we got a ride from one of the workers. And when we told her about that map they admitted that it was outdated. But I would do this trail two three more times
Super trail, have done this one numerous times in both directions. It's a perfect beginners trail if you have the will to go a bit further than the typical carriage roads. There are a total of 3 times where you must hike down and back up in a valley, twice on Gertrude's Nose trail and once on the Millbrook Mountain trail so be prepared. Fastest I have ever done this in was 4.5 Hours, Longest, 6.5 with a slow group.
Very rewarding experience, plenty of beautiful scenic views, also plenty of cool things to see along the cliffs and in the forest. Don't be intimidated by moderate, just be prepared for a long hike with food and water.
Fairly moderate hike. well paved trails and visible blazes. some carriage roads involved. the cliffs were the best thing with all the views it offers. you can see some more hiker from across the other cliffs as well. fun and moderate hike for me.
Some fantastic outlook spots. The first 1/2 is on paths but the second half up and down the mountains is tough.
Easy Hike with beautiful scenery.
great views at and around Gertrude's nose
Bring a camera because the rocks and views are nice