Reeves Brook Loop Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sloatsburg, NY that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Trailhead: Reeves Meadow. Reeves Brook trail with gorgeous streams and waterfalls to Raccoon Brook Hills, rock scrambles and nice views, climbed the Pulpit and met the HTS. Nice sights up to the Russian Bear cliff, took HTS and joined the 7 hills. On the HTS someone had done some great trail work. This hike is approximately 1 hr from downtown NYC by train or car.
Beautiful hike with amazing autumn views. Started on the white trail in the early morning which was a good warm up, then onto the blue with a nice short verticle rock climb. Made a left onto the orange trail and finished up along the water on the red. Started just after 8 am and it was peaceful with almost nobody on the trails. After 10 am when I finished the parking lot was packed and cars were parked up and down the street. I can see why the area is so popular! My suggestion is get there as early as possible if you're looking to hike without a lot of people around. I would come back and spend more time taking in the views.
Great loop if done on a weekday (or way-off-season). Beautiful views, and easy mileage overshadowed by dense crowds...
Such an amazing hike!!!!!!! Breathtaking views.
We opted to take the trail backwards (white to blue to red) and the terrain is quite steep on the blue trail and heads up when going this direction which is easier than it would be to go down. Most of the trail was dog friendly but a stretch on the blue was more than a medium size dog (in good shape) couple manage without help. We had to pick up our dog a couple times to help her scramble up the rocks. Views are nice at the top, and the stream along the red trail is a nice way to wrap it up.
loved it, got to go back!
From breathtaking panoramas of vast open space, to wild blueberries growing at the summit, to babbling streams and brooks weaving through the park, this trail truly has a little of everything. Completing the loop trail gives you several changes in scenery, some parts challenging but always leading to a worthy view.
Time out there: 4-5 hours
Distance walked: 6.8 miles
A little too rocky for fast pace run but sights a great.
A really wonderful hike. I agree about starting the trail from the end with white markers (to the right) as opposed to the end with the red markers. There is a small portion of steep rock climbing and if you are coming from the side with the white markers, you are climbing up as opposed to down (the safer route, I'd argue). The vista views are stunning and if you catch the vista at the time of year I did, there are ripe blueberries all over! Mid-July is best for them. This trail was also pretty accessible from the nearby Sloatsburg Metro-North station (about 2 miles), but I took an extra little walk through the woods by way of the first leg of the Pine Meadow Trail, and that takes you right to the car parking lot/trailhead and I avoided walking along the highway!
Great hike. I highly recommend you head right in the beginning onto the white path rather than the red path on the left. If you know your way around and have time, you can also extend the trail to include Pine Meadow Lake.
Really nice hike. Closer to 5 miles than the 3.6 listed. Blue trail has a nice scramble. Fun but may be challenging if too old, too young, or out of shape. Beautiful views. Easy to follow the blaze from white to blue to red
Great trail and very well marked which is such a plus first time out. There is one very steep incline up a rock cliff but doable for adults and kids alike - even my 7 year old. It was a busy day so there were a few people on the trail and the visitor center has bathrooms, etc so that is a plus. Negative is the visit center has very little parking so if its a nice day you will likely park on the main street which is pretty busy.
A perfect morning in the woods. We started with White trail to Blue to Red. Didn't see anyone on the trail until we neared the red trail. Then lots of hikers. I loved the climb up the rocks to get to the top of the mtn on the blue trail. Very glad we climbed up as going down may have been a bit too challenging. Thanks for the suggestion.
excellent trail!! there is a portion of the hike when the trail turns to blue on white that is definitely on the moderate/difficult side. I brought my family there and my brother in law was carrying his daughter and it was fairly dangerous.
but the trail is incredible. great views and a great hike