Best Snowshoeing Trails in United States

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on Bear Lake to Fern Lake Tr...
22 hours ago

Amazing hike showcasing beautiful lakes and peaks

on Poet's Walk Trail
23 hours ago

hiking

The first place I ever hiked after moving to the Hudson Valley so it holds a special place in my heart! It's a super mellow hike, mostly in open air, a bit through some woods. The view of the Catskills and the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge is really beautiful. There are also lots of places to sit down and read a book. It definitely lives up to its name for me.

on Kendall Katwalk Trail
23 hours ago

hiking

This hike is not for the faint of heart. I thought I was in good hiking shape, but this was a long trek. The views are very nice, but I think some of the other Cascade hikes are better.

on Snow Lake Trail
23 hours ago

hiking

This is a moderate hike with some good views and a beautiful lake once you reach the end. It is well worth the effort to see the lake.

on Giant Ledge and Panther M...
23 hours ago

hiking

I only did the Giant Ledge leg of this hike but the views are AMAZING. Ate at the Phoenicia diner for a filling meal before and we definitely burned through it! There's a lot of upward climbing but it's so worth it once you get to the vista. It's a popular hike so go on an off-day but that's what I did and only saw two other people. This is one of my favorite hikes in the Catskills hands down. It's also really close to Otter Creek Falls so after the hike, I'd definitely recommend a dip in those falls which is only about 1/3rd of a mile from the trail head on the road if you're coming from the Phoenicia direction. All in all, so great. Can't say enough good things. Also multiple routes you can take! The trail system is pretty extensive and there are a couple campsites too!

on The Manistee River Trail
23 hours ago

backpacking

Overall a nice trail. The 20+miles Manistee River Trail (MRT) – North Country Trail (NCT) loop can be easily covered in two days. MRT is more scenic with abundant views of the river, but NCT part gives you a good workout and, on the north link portion, close to the wooden foot bridge, there is flat bank area where you can take a swim in the river.

on Bash Bish Falls Trail
23 hours ago

hiking

Such dreamy falls. The hike is really quick to the falls and the pay off is big. There are actually a lot more trails to explore nearby so this part of the southern Taconics has a lot to offer. I recommend going early in the day or on a week day as it can get a big crowded, which is the only draw back. You can even sneak a swim in! The water was really cold but so clean and refreshing. There's a little mini hike above the trail head which gives you an amazing view of the two mountains you're nestled in. The AMC book "Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley" has a great trail in their book through Bash Bish. It's about 3.5 miles!

on Olana State Historic Site...
23 hours ago

hiking

All very mellow trails with some great views of the Catskills and the Rip Van Winkle bridge. A great chill hike post-Olana museum or if you're just looking to stretch your legs and live nearby.

on Bear Creek Trail
23 hours ago

hiking

nice ez access in town, pleasant, cool cairn altar onway up, falls are nice. about 2.5 hrs taking it ez

on Harvey Mountain Trail
23 hours ago

A personal favorite if you're seeking solitary time. I saw no one else on the trail and the trail book didn't have many visitors. The trail head is slightly difficult to find, as it is across the road from the parking lot. It feels like a secret place, I love it! When you get to the top during late July the whole field is covered in wild blueberries. It was such a perfect reward for a moderate hike. You also get a great view of the southern Taconics. I wouldn't have found this hike if I hadn't read the AMC book "Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley." A GREAT go to book for hikes.

on Street Mountain and Nye Mountain Tr...
23 hours ago

hiking

Despite the somehow negative reviews of this hike I enjoyed it. It is in very good shape considering the absence of maintenance.

on Lost Creek Falls
1 day ago

hiking

A perfect, quaint family hike. There were no other people on the trail so it was nice and quiet. The waterfall was so gorgeous and we got there right when the sun was coming through the trees onto the waterfall at an angle that really made the moving water glimmer. So gorgeous! The first leg of the trail also has an amazing walkway system. Someone put a lot of time into that and I truly respect the amount of love that had to have gone into that project! A perfect length for a light workout!

on Millbrook Mountain Trail
1 day ago

hiking

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!

on Breakneck Ridge Trail
1 day ago

hiking

A great hike when coming from the city. I took the white to yellow to blue trail. The blue is perfect for a mellow end and safe from the road traffic and minimal shoulder you have to deal with on the way to the trail head. If you're walking from the Cold Spring station and looking for around a three hour hike, this is definitely the route I'd recommend. A strenuous start, but the views are well worth it!

on Bald Mountain (Rondaxe Fi...
1 day ago

hiking

I think this should be classified as a moderate hike. The rocky trail can make it a challenge for new hikers.
This has been a favorite trail for many years, although it can be very busy at times.

on Ampersand Mountain Trail
1 day ago

hiking

Great trail. Short but steep at the end with spectacular 360 views at the top. Made it with 3 boys ages 8, 10 and 10 and no bloody knees yay! To Marilyn Cahill and nephews- it was amazing to see you on the trail today. I hope you made it all the way to the top. Quite a feat!

on Cub Lake
1 day ago

hiking

Challenging hike in spots...beautiful lily pad covered lake!

on Ceran St. Vrain Trail
1 day ago

camping

First camping trip! Loved sleeping near the water!

on The Manistee River Trail
1 day ago

camping

It was a fun hike and would do it again. A lot of up and downs....

on Engineer Mountain Trail
1 day ago

hiking

After a recommendation by our friend Debra VanWinegarden (see her blogspot) we enjoyed shoulder high wildflowers and gorgeous views. Our time was short so we only hiked to the "bus stop" log and after a quick snack got back to our car just in time before an afternoon storm.