Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail

EASY 54 reviews
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Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kerhonkson, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.0 miles 314 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

walking
4 days ago

This trail is a nice stroll with a few uphill parts. There are several spots to see beautiful views of the Hudson Valley and Catskills.

20 days ago

26 days ago

The views are amazing!

1 month ago

Amazing views, easy hike great in all seasons!

1 month ago

1 month ago

wonderful views

1 month ago

beautiful waterfall you can stand behind
a lovely place

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

very easy, very mellow, minimal grade - took it begin and end Gertrude's Nose Loop - nice views of Lake Minnewaska.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Easy... But a quaint, peaceful, uplifting hike... Always an enjoyable hike

3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Very mellow hike and great for all levels. Impeccably maintained trails (almost too done up for me as I like a little ruggedness!) and gorgeous views with multiple swim spots. My only big problem was the sheer popularity of the trail. I'm always seeking a little solitary time on the trail and wasn't fully prepared for how crowded it would be! I recommend going late or early in the day or spring/fall.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Super easy hike around a lovely wooded swimming pond. The trail is a nicely graded and well maintained carriage road. There are lots of little overlooks onto the pond from the trail around it. The pond has a life guard and apparently harmless little leaches.

The main drawback is that it's pretty crowded. The closer of the two parking lots was already filled by the time we arrived at 11 am, so we had to park at the lower lot another mile or so away. Lots of people picnicking and barbequing by the upper parking area.

hiking
5 months ago

Very exciting trail. Plenty to see and do! Many trails linking around the main trail (around the lake) each with many beautiful scenic sights! I will definitely be coming back to this trail to conquer the 8 mile trails! Lots of picnics and events going on. Great, fun day!

trail running
6 months ago

I walk/run this trail often, most of the time with my dog. It is a carriage road. More of a walk than a hike. Nice views especially during foliage season.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely amazing the trails were maintained by friendly and knowledgeable employees. We are definitely returning 4 other hiking trails!