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This trail loop does not ease up at end so get ready for some serious hike. Initial climb onto top via orange trail is tough but its short so if you have some endurance its no problem. Rest of hike through the blue trail is fairly easy until the end of blue trail . Then you hit the green trail and start climbing to top again when your legs are starting to feel it..

Agree with others on view - its nice but not spectacular as Maryland Height Harper's Ferry hike. Also agree regarding trail markings.. its there but you at some junctions its confusing and could be better. Some part of blue trail uses dark blue paint markings while other part uses light blue markings.. it can be confusing but dark and light blue markings on trees denote the same blue trail.

Great work out and overall, i'd say its on strenuous side of moderate if you follow the trail map given here. Took 2 hr 40 minutes on nice partly sunny day.

Great hike. Great views from Monument Knob. Check out visitor center at Washington Monument State Park.

walking
15 days ago

Family friendly, pedestrian heavy trail and lots of dogs. Late March stroll resulted in a few snowy patches.

Beautiful, well established trail - there was a bit of slippery snowy slush that hadn’t melted yet, but totally doable in hiking shoes. We brought our dog and we ran into plenty of fellow pups.

Trail wasn't marked very well in some spots. Make sure to park in the west view lot as that is where the tail starts and ends. There are some areas that aren't marked very well and some how we ended up getting turned around some where in between marker B5 and B6 and double backed. We didn't realize it until we hit a cross section again. While we didn't get to see White Rock we will go back and try again on another day. All in all the kids (5 and 12) and the dog enjoyed it. Tough with kids in some parts, but they have been hiking for a long time so it wasn't too bad.

Easy and nice views

Easy loop with beautiful views

Closed for hiking, skiing only.

The change in terrain and scenery was fun and challenging. The view was beautiful. The trail is definitely not marked as well as what I’m used to and we got a little turned around and confused, accidentally branching off onto a different trail at one point. It could have just been the day we went, but we did not encounter a ton of people on this trail, just occasionally. That made the hike more enjoyable.

Great views of the Catskills. Breathtaking lake only 90 miles from the busiest city in the world. Great escape, highly recommend

Nice easy walk, great views at White Rocks. The scenery around the trail is really nice. There's a lot of parking available too.

1 month ago

I found Washington Monument, but the trail was hard to follow after that

I don’t think I’ll hike it again.

Easy loop with well maintained trails and nice views.

It was 5.8 miles starting on Morris Rd, not from Trail head. Nice easy hike with beautiful view of the Wanaque Reservoir. Clearly marked with yellow markers.

Skied this yesterday. Mostly flat, though there are a few gentle hills. Amazing views.

Due to bad road conditions on the mountain I had to park on a field off of Comus Rd. This allowed me to incorporate more of the Mountain Loop Trail to the summit adding a little over 3 miles to the loop. Thankfully, it was just snow, so the trails weren't too treacherous. The markers at the summit can get confusing. Some trails leading off the summit are way easier to walk down than others. I can't wait to retry this extended loop when it gets a bit warmer.

The tough-but-not-backbreaking difficulty here was the best part. Views are indeed great, but I did think they were a hair overblown; the hype had me expecting something on par with Harper's Ferry.

Easy to get confused - markings are just ok, and with multiple places to park, you might get turned around without a plan. However, driving the loop and stopping several times could very well get you nearly a whole day well-spent here. You're not supposed to gawk at the mansions on the way down, but I did, and I have no regrets.

One of my favorite places to hike. The view is outstanding. To go as far as Raccoon Ridge, it's an out and back trail, But you can make it a loop by connecting the Keiser and the Copper mine Trail. Love all the trails near the Mohican Outdoor Center.

hiking
4 months ago

love love love this Trail! I park at Millbrook Village cross the street and follow a trail to a picnic area. I continued over Earth bridge and made a left when I got to the road. A short way up there's, an entrance to a trail on the left. I followed that and eventually found the markings of the Van Campen Glen Trail. Once I reach the parking area at the end of the Van Campen Trail, I went up to the road and across the street to the Hamilton Ridge trail. Quite a ways up the trail there's the Orchard trail to the right and that brings you back down across from Millbrook. You can also take Hamilton to the Pioneer Trail. The Pioneer Trail meets up with the Hamilton Trail eventually.

hiking
4 months ago

Very calming views and too much color for the eyes

very nice place

The ice caves are way cool.

hiking
5 months ago

Highly recommend this trail. Spectacular scenery all the way.It was an easy walk. Love it.

We biked the routes and enjoyed the views very much.

Relatively easy trail as long as you wear boots. Expect it to take around 3 hours depending on your pace. We weren't in a hurry.

Definitely stop in at the AMC hut to get a map, they are very nice and helpful! Thoroughly enjoyed the hike up to and along the ridge, beautiful views once you reach the top! As another reviewer mentioned you'll know you're almost there when you see the Worthington State Forest sign.

hiking
6 months ago

Its an easy 2.3 mile loop from starting at Carletondale Rd. Stay on yellow and it easily loops with only one moderate climb.

My dog and us all loved it! Nice hike in the woods with several good view points!

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