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Nice hike, a little confusing to find where it begins but if you follow the map and markings you can do it. It turned the Dover Church has a lot of history, read info at the beginning of the trail, you’ll be surprised. Wonderful views, very accessible, short!

Fun winter day hike. Took the Mary Glen trail to Ashley Falls, then past Badman Cave, Newman Ledge and Artists Rock. Built a fire in a firepit at campground. There were some icy spots. Don't worry about the road being closed. Plenty of places to park by entrance to campground even when it is closed. And trail was about a 5 minute walk from there. You can check out some video here to get an idea: https://youtu.be/r8ipiygb7_Y

I’ve been hiking this trail since I was a little girl and it is always my go to favorite! Nice trail with great views of the valley, easy and fun!

on Roxbury Mines

15 days ago

Loved this adventure

been going there for over 30 years great hike!@

Hiked the orange/blue trail with my husband for first hike 2019 - trail was rockier and more difficult than anticipated. Also very wet likely due to heavy rains of previous night, and much of the back end of the trail was stream or completely water logged. Wear waterproof boots and be prepared for mud! Great experience overall. Followed the orange blaze when the trail split as it was shorter.

Perfect for a quick hike with a payoff view.

21 days ago

Nice workout, took about 2.5 hrs on the blue trail. Waterfalls are scenic and the 2nd half is more challenging than the first. Definitely need to pay attention to the markers I can see why some get lost. I’ll definitely be back.

Great mountain, gorgeous views

walking
23 days ago

These falls will take your breath away! There was a recent rain and the power of the falls was so strong! Easy walk around the falls from bottom to top.

hiking
29 days ago

A nice easy stroll with good views at the top.

Hiked there today after a heavy rain last night until this morning.. water was flowing! Awesome.. hikes into woods and grabbed the orange marked trail then ventured off here and there.. went towards devils oven rocky and steep lots of voids under rocks wouldn’t personally do it in summer could b good spot for snakes..went back down and continued on orange trail didn’t hike whole trail but have plans to go back great hike well
Marked good views

The biggest issue we had was finding the start of the trail as there’s no sign any longer on 22. We had to ask someone. There’s a very small white sign in between 3145 and 3147.

Very nice trail. Nice colors.

Did this trail a few days ago. You can’t get to the entrance identified by Trails in the winter - they block cars from getting to the back of the park. Had a good time hiking around the lake before finding the trail head and sumiting Sunset Rock. Did a second detour over to Boulder Rock - stunning view every direction.

Really cool

Great hike, Idk what people are talking about. I thought the orange blazed trails were marked fine. I loved the waterfall and the running streams through the trail. A little bit of a workout but very peaceful.

hiking
1 month ago

Pros- easy trail to follow with plenty of trail blazes, waterfall was beautiful, falls were really roaring with recent snow and a good portion of it was frozen which added to the beauty of it (falls is located on the blue/yellow trail right off the main blue trail), views of the lake were ok (views would probably be a lot better earlier in fall with more color)
cons- nothing much to see other than the waterfall, lots of trash around the lake which is very upsetting (I wish people would just clean up after themselves), trail was getting pretty busy as I was finishing up and parking lot was packed when I made it back

Very nice waterfall which is right off the car park so it takes no effort to get there! Great picnic area right next to the river, covered bridge and great walking trails too

sign at beginning that says this trail section is closed

hiking
2 months ago

Nice views from tower and nearby places. One of the best places in this area. Very busy during weekends, especially packed on parking lots.

hiking
2 months ago

We had great time at this trail.
We went to the caskill house look out first, then turn on the blue trail, artist rock, sunset rock to Newman Ledge. Then turned back the same trail back to north Lake parking lot. We saw the rainbow nearby Sunset Rock, twice & two rainbows. Amazing. It was very windy, raining & cold when we got to the sunset rock site; less then 10mins. Need to go back again.

A very cool short little trail.

Long beautiful trail. Really quiet but the sun still shines brightly thru the trees.
There's different trail difficulties.
Definitely a place for a long quiet walk or even birding.
Only found one point that really over looks the trees.

hiking
3 months ago

a nice 6 ish mile hike with some good changes in terrain and challenge. overall, it took about 2 hrs 15 mins with time taken for pictures and also got a bit lost. it does get a little tough to follow the markers toward the back half maybe mile 5 and 6 if on the blue trail. All in all, this is a good go-to for me to knock out a decent workout close to home. A note to dog owners....most I saw don't abide by on-leash rule, so if you go with your dog, please keep your dog on leash.

Lovely moderate hike. We we to take-in the beginning of the Fall and see the foliage. We started at the North Lake ground, as suggested, and followed the Blue trail to Artist Rock and Sunset Rock (both amazing views). Then continued all the way up to North Point. That was an amazing spot to sit and take in the stunning views. We followed the red trail back down through the forest, which was also pretty great. Note that the red path finishes on the road, and you have to walk on the road for 10 minutes to complete the loop.

Lots of dogs on Sunday.

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