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1 day ago

Incredible hike! A little chilly with some brutal wind, but the experience was worthwhile. Be prepared for some serious rock scrambles. My hiking buddy and I were very surprised by the amount of snow still on the top of some of the trails beyond the poplar summit. Made for some challenging conditions on the way to and from the fire tower.

Spectacular views from the ridge of NY city, the Hudson River and the lake. Cactus growing at the top, deer running through the trees and turkey vultures flying at eye level over the cliffs.

Great views. Trail is pretty eroded in some parts from overuse, though. Should be rated as moderate.

15 days ago

Great workout, varied terrain

Watch our for the blue trail, I ended up on a road and decided to walk back because I was confused. Otherwise great glute workout on the way up!

Hard but rewarding. We didn’t even finish this hike just made it shorter by taking shorter way back, because in the beginning of November it was very cold and windy and because of that it was really hard to climb the rocks

Some pretty good climbing

Access road closed in winter.

Amazing day! A little tough for the kids, but they loved it.

First time there, won’t be my last!! Pretty hard at the onset. You will be using all 4s to get up the initial ascent. As others have said it gets easier but don’t let easiER get confused with easy. It wasn’t that hard for me but I see the entire loop being a challenge for many. It’s well worth the effort though so take your time and be careful. See you on the trails!!

28 days ago

Great scramble to start, then it eases up. I like doing this in the colder months. Less people.

Very pretty. View of NYC skyline was cool. This hike is as good as any in the lower ADKs and one of my fave Jersey hikes.

1 month ago

Love this hike❤

Well worth great hiking trail with nice views ⛰

Love these trails! Challenging and close to home. Never get tired of a fun ride here

Climb is great but the trail is crowded, littered with bottle caps, glass, and has graffiti in a lot of places that kind of ruins it. Ice makes it very challenging.

A bit crowded at times. Pleasent enough. I liked the rock scrambles. There really were no views even in the winter. It was a nice work out.

Scramble is an understatement

Lots of slipping in med, but even more stopping to search for blazes. Only Lucy's lookout had a sign, but we didn't notice a lookout. The view of Manhattan is under haze even on a clear day (think looking for LA from afar). Twice on this "mountain" and the adjacent one we found blazes for other trails that didn't match up with the map. It gets confusing. Bring poles if it's rained or snowed!

1 month ago


Nice mountain. 4.6 mile loop

Fun scramble. Not so fun in the ice... slipped and slided down the red trail but worth the nice view. FYI the trail is still open as of 1/20/18. Apparently some delays on the planned close.

A great hike, very strenuous and technical, especially because of the snowy/icy conditions of the day, but views are breathtaking and well worth the effort.
Agility and good physical condition are required in the steep portions, but plenty of easy sections to recover in between.

1 month ago

Not a bad trail, just doesn't offer the views of surrounding hikes.

2 months ago

If youre looking for a hell of a work out combined with amazing views this is the spot for you.

2 months ago

One of the best trail hike and rock climb I completed with my son Chris the end of 2017. The views of the Hudson River were amazing. As soon as we hit the summit it started snowing which only made the views more spectacular. Will definitely plan another hike there early this year.

The type of trail that offers a little bit of everything when you need to get out!

Awesome... on the challenging side but not too crazy... one sketchy spot on seven hills... beautifully peaceful... only one set of tracks besides mine... I went up blue and caught white for the return... deep snow in spots... so worth the extra effort

2 months ago


2 months ago

Hard in a good way. You have to work for it and you get seriously rewarded with fantastic views up and down the mighty Hudson River. Love it.

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