Schunemunk Sweet Clover Trail

MODERATE 51 reviews
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Schunemunk Sweet Clover Trail is a 6.9 mile loop trail located near New Windsor, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October.

6.9 miles 1548 feet Loop

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3 months ago

I started on the Trestle Trail on Otterkill Rd and this was my first ever hike on a mountain. I went in excited and came back absolutely battered. The views at the top are amazing but I WARN you that if you are a out of shape beginner like me, start at an easier mountain. There were lots and lots of climbing, rock scrambling and some steep descents here as I unwittingly had to explore a lot more of the trails then I intended. Trails are marked but be aware at some intersections. You can miss a trail marking easily at some points. Definitely bring a trail map. I got lost twice and had a long grueling hike back to the car. If your a fit person this place will be an awesome adventure. Overall Schunemunk mountain is amazing and as you head further up towards the summit the views just gets better and better. Bring lots of water and be ready for a workout!

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3 months ago

This is a great trail. Great in both the ascent & descent. It's starts flat in the meadows but doesn't stay that way.

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5 months ago

Fun and challenging hike.

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

Fun hike. Lots of wild life. I saw 2 black bear cubs, 2 deer, and lots of rattlesnakes.

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7 months ago

Did the 9 mile loop with western trail (Orange). The track recording failed so sorry folks. Laurels were blooming, blueberries out (ate some) and yes bear, Saw a bear. Wonderful and whimsical cairns and rock trail indicators. Loved the start and finish through the meadow and the 3 mile Ridge walk. One of the best in downstate.

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7 months ago

Pretty & technical, love the 3 peaks it has awesome views 360 degrees, those dwarf pine trees are so beautifu.

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1 year ago

I went on a 75 degree day in November, so while it was beautiful weather, lots of leaves on the ground made for some slippery downhills. But even with the foliage colors hiding some markers, their wpnderful placement made finding them a breeze (slight exception on the trail down to Otterkill in a few spots--but ground leaves probs to blame).

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1 year ago