Mianus River Gorge Preserve Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bedford, NY that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible from April until November.
Fabulous hike in the woods - lovely outlook and view of ravine. Went early in the morning - what a great start to the day.
This is an easy walk between the woods. There are not open spaces. There's no water and no maps. The entrance closes at 5:00pm
Nice easy out and back. Shaded the entire way. Pretty walk along the river and out to the reservoir. Good for young kids. Probably great in the spring when water is really running.
Depends on how high the water is. Nice walk through the woods but totally different when water is low and looks like a moonscape
Great hike, nice variety of accents and descents. We took the RED trail, a 4 mile loop, that passed a quartz quarry, and a stream. Will definitely go back.
This is a great trail for the a weekend warrior like me. It was relatively flat and secluded. A prefect weekend retreat.
Went on this trail over the 4th of July weekend this year, really enjoyed it, regardless of its ease. I took the red trail, which is maybe a little more challenging than the blue trail. The quartz quarry was a nice extra find.
A good easy hike for kids especially the blue trail.
Really relaxing and easy. Great for beginners.
Decent hike and not too much traffic. Pretty flat and not much of a challenge, but pretty dense forest, so it's a peaceful hike.
Definitely well marked trails and a nice easy stroll. Very nice for families. Wish I could have brought my dog along. Waterfall was nice and the area was mainly flat with little uphills and downhills at times. Overall a nice walk.
I thought it was a great trail. Not too challenging, and some interesting sights, like the quarry, the tiny waterfall and other waterways.
The old quartz and mica quarry gives this preserve an unique point-of-interest that make it stand out above some of the other open spaces in the area. It is a very well-maintained preserve with bathrooms and a water spout at the parking lot. The trails are exceptionally well-marked, making it an accessible and easy stroll.
This is one of the many nature trail parks in Westchester County NY. This is more akin to the Cranberry Lake Preserve, Tea Town Nature Center type trails than an epic hike. Think nature center park trails where local schools and scouts may attend nature events. It is a small 5 mi loop altogether. I did not get the sense it was a 6 mi per this description. It is a very well maintained and marked trail, there was thought and effort put into the trail. It is leisurely, but you still can break a sweat. There is a set of small falls, with the trail ending at the beginning of the Mianus/Bargh reservoir. You then reverse course and make your way out the way you came.
The "gorge" is more of a cut in the terrain with a creek running 50' to 70' feet below the trail. It is nice to see and hear the water as you make your way through. It is great for young kids and corporate fitness level folks. Just long enough to have been out in nature, but it will not show up on an "Epic Peaks" Discovery Channel special. A particular key note is somehow this site has avoided the Southeast Asia creeping vine epidemic you see everywhere else in the Hudson Valley and up the East coast. I don't know how they managed it, but it makes the trail all the more special. Nothing ruins a scenic hike more than seeing the area choked out by those deity forsaken vines. The trail is also very clean, no human trash. Get there for an early hike on a Sunday and you will cross paths with just a few folks.
If you are geographically close, it is worth a trip, but not something you would drive an hour to. I love dogs, but I am glad they are not allowed. Nothing ruins your day stepping in a pile of dog pop and decorating your floor matts with the material. One of the better child friendly loops, enjoy.
short hike. feels like a neighborhood park