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1.11.19. Fine, short hike with some great views and features. Starting from the (very large) parking lot, I went counter clockwise via the following combination: Falling Waters (blue blazes), Patriots Path (white/blue), Bee Line (yellow) and Grand Loop (yellow). Probably easier than its moderate designation suggests — except for the first part of the blue trail that tracks Electric Brook flowing from Lake George. Exhilarating views of the rushing waters here but while the trail is well marked, the path itself can sometimes be hard to discern and there are parts which are very rocky. Other than that, a straight forward hike: I climbed a total of 679 feet over about 3 miles, and it took me an hour and a quarter.

Very nice hike. Challenging in spots and a good workout. Nice views with beautiful streams and waterfalls.

This is my go to trail. The views are amazing of Hudson River, Croton dam and New York City. Great for beginners and runners as well.

Just be warned, this is the woods, there can be substantial mud after rain, there are steep inclines as well.

Beautiful views!

By far the most direct route to the summit of Bull Hill. Fun and challenging climb early on, about 1100 ft of elevation gain from the parking lot to the Washburn -Undercliff (White &Yellow) Trail junction. Terrific views of the Hudson and town below facing South early on (from 0.5-0.75 miles at a steep 30-46% grade) and then the woods canopy the trail until you reach the summit of Bull Hill. You can see NYC on a clear day from the Summit. The route is a more gradual descent from the Summit all the way down. If you have nothing left in the tank after Notch Trail, you can take an alternate route out at mile 3.4 at Brook Junction (Red) trail and connect to Cornish [Ruins] Trail to take that all the way back to the Visitors Center lot.

LOVED the view from the big rock! AMAZING!

12 days ago

Nice easy walk that has a lake, lean-tos and a good open fire tower with beautiful views, would recommend

lots of people during peak times. Dogs on leashes isn't enforced that well. However, great views, and has a water fall. There are options of easy to difficult trails. We will definitely be back.

There are several unmarked trails. You’ll need to use the app to navigate. We took the orange trail for most of the hike. One mile into the hike, go off trail slightly to the left and check out the view from the bluff.. Extremely muddy and swampy after a big rain. Lots of deer. Our dog loved the hike!

Nice hike. The Fire Tower is remodeled and open. The plane crash site and the building ruins are interesting. The further loop I included had a few real wet spots through the swamps.

We parked and went right up the stairway to heaven. A gorgeous view. Worth the climb! Pace yourself!

Nice easy hike... and close to home.

Loved this trail. We did it in last week in winter. Will do it again in spring, summer and fall for sure!

Great hike, little slippery with the leaves but overall no problems. Recommend hiking shoes/boots as some parts were muddy, and gloves were helpful to scramble down without getting my butt wet!

Easy trail and dog friendly. Nice View from top.

Not sure what the hub bub is all about, not a easy trail to climb, walking on top of rocks is no fun and the view is nice but obstructed by trees.

We turned this into an "easy" rated hike by just doing the first half mile or so, going only as far as Fitzgerald Falls and then returning. We parked on the shoulder of Lakes Road at the trailhead and it was an easy, beautiful walk through the snow to the falls.

Decided to get out of the house and hike on this cold crisp and sunny Christmas Afternoon. I’m so glad we decided to and to get out in nature. The trail itself is rated moderate and it really should be rated a high easy or low moderate at best as it’s not really difficult at all. It was damp and muddy in a few area but easily navigable if so desired. We hiked the loop clockwise through the bare forest and headed up to the summit where we were rewarded with spectacular unobstructed views of NYC on this clear day. Throughout the course of the hike we probably crossed over about a half a dozen little streams that were gently flowing and the last mile came into contact with a golf course for a short period and small pond before cutting back into the woods to finish out. We came into contact with 8 other people throughout the 2 1/2 hours and 2 dogs so it was nice to be basically all by ourselves for the most part. Anyway if your in that part of NJ and or just want to get out for a little bit then I would recommend this mainly leisurely hike!

23 days ago

I have never seen so much trash on a hike before. I really hope they shut this place down do to what people have done to it, it's so sad given it's such a beautiful pond. People who litter should be made to clean it up.

trail running
24 days ago

Nice well maintained trail. I lost the yellow blazes coming from the south side, but the map was helpful for getting me back on track. Lots of water crossings and people walking their dogs.
Will come back for more trail fun!

Great hike. One HINT ... if you want to do the 4.5m loop, when you arrive at the Big Hill Shelter (a lean-to with a couple of fireplaces), that is the turnaround point. You can take the blue trail back rather than the yellow trail for the loop. We blew right past the shelter and kept on going to the Third Reservoir. This was accidental and we ended up with a 6 to 6.5m hike (4 hours including a visit to the tower and picture stops along the way) and a return just barely before sundown.

1 month ago

We went after it rained the night before...was about 48 degrees. Walking sticks are good for this hike. Wasn't too slippery. The view was obscured by the mist but it was pretty cool to be up in the clouds! Will head up another time to get the view.

Had a fine hike. Lookout to manhattan was great. Lots of water (soggy) yes, but well marked.

Terrific short hike beautiful views fro the top!!!

great hike did it a few weeks ago

Fun hike. Fairly steep incline. Great cardio workout. Windy up at fire tower but great views. Want to try and take the yellow trail next time and do the loop since I’ve done the fire tower twice. As previously mentioned in another review, watch the red markers coming down. Easy to go off trail.

We loved this hike! The falls are beautiful and the trails very interesting. It ended up being 4.5 miles after going to see Mullet falls and Denton falls. Be careful not to miss the side trails to the falls! You will not see any water alls if you follow the route on all trails however the map at the parking area clearly shows where they are.

Fun hike. Cool view of NYC from the shelter

Pleasant hike, dog friendly, mild incline and right outside nyc. Would definitely go again

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