Millbrook Mountain Trail is a 5.1 mile loop trail located near Kerhonkson, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
hiked about a mile of this trail from Millbrook Mtn back up to Lake Minnewaska - part of the Gertrude's Nose Loop - surprisingly steep back up to the lake.
nice hike, mostly going through the mountain. it's surrounded by trees about 97% of the way, so it's probably beautiful during the fall. otherwise not much to see. there's only 2 or 3 overlooks. it's all carriage roads if you take it from the minnewaska lake trail head. it's relatively easy, even for someone as out of shape as I am.
This was a an amazing hike. All different terrain made it seem to go by quick. Steep ascents to rolling ups and downs. Loved the views from several different points along the way.
I took the Minnewaska Loop to a leg of this trail and the only thing preventing me from giving it five stars was the unbearable heat! There is some moderate to strenuous climbing but the terrain was incredible and lots of fresh blueberries to pick! Great views the whole way (trekked about 2 miles of the trail before turning back). Excellent views of the Hudson Valley and the Catskills in the distance. The light was hitting everything in the most picturesque way. We didn't see anyone else along the trail so I imagine it's not that heavily trafficked! If you are looking for a healthy hike, look below at my recorded path. This combined with the Minnewaska Loop was a perfect hike with great variety of views and a good swim to cool off at Lake Minnewaska!
Views are amazing
The views were worth the climb. We took the Millbrook Mountain Trail at the of Lake Minnewaska and the carriage road back down. For a novice hiker it was a very hard trail for me but once at the top I didn't want to leave. Bring a camera and water...lots of it.
Great hike today despite the new snow yesterday. The rangers did a good job keeping the trails packed and marked. Did not make it out to Gerrudes Nose - had the wrong gear, needed snow shoes. Did make it to Millbrook Mt and back to Awosting Falls.
Was a beautiful hike! We went in late September, weather was perfect! Not difficult at all - fun family hike.
There are several trails on Millbrook Mountain which is in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. There is an $8 per vehicle daily fee to enter the park. further information can be obtained on their website: http://nysparks.com/parks/127/details.aspx
I have hiked and skiied the Hamilton Point Trail or the Castle Point Trail and and return by way of the Upper Awosting Trail loop several times, the latest being August 24, 2010. The trails begin and end at the Lake Minnewaska Parking Lot. A map can be obtained on the website or at the park. The hike is about 7-1/2 miles and follows old carriage trails for most of the way.