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beautiful views from the top, worth the hike. the whole hike, back and forth was about 2.8 miles, and at a comfortable place it should take you less than 2 hours to complete. make sure you have the right shoes, especially when the ground is wet, as I've seen some pretty funny slips and falls from people wearing running sneakers while the ground was covered with snow and mud....so be prepared, and enjoy the views from the top

Very enjoyable loved this park

hiked this on 11/4 with a friend. loved it. many people on the trail and lots of dogs. made it fun. had lunch and hot coffee from my thermos at the Pinnacle rock. views beautiful. saw a bald Eagle!!!

Beautiful view! Great hike!

Just did this with my daughter today. Had a ton of fun on this course! Very rocky between Pulpit and Pinnacle so a little slow going at times, but the views are worth it. Definitely need waterproof hiking boots too, as the return leg was quite muddy in spots. The spring on the last leg was flowing really well, so we stopped there to fill up.

A great little day hike. Take a lunch and sit at the pinnacle to enjoy views of hawks hunting over the valley

Great hike with great views! Highly recommend it but be prepared for steep rocky portions. I’d say moderate is correct but would not recommend for beginners or people who do not regularly do hikes/hill runs. Took us almost 5 hours at a comfortable pace without breaks and we accidentally kept going after the end of the trail.

Awesome hike. Great way to push yourself and have an amazing end result to a spectacular view

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17 days ago

This is my favorite hike for when I’m home visiting my family (currently live in NYC). It’s a beautiful mix of trees, flowers and water. It’s even fun in the snow. Always fun!

Quick Trail, I always go up to see the view and back down. There are other trails within that I ended up roaming around in with my brother and we ended up on the road

Basically a bike/ walking path. Not much scenery. A few deer. Smooth asphalt path.

Phenomenal views - rivaling Breakneck or better. Agree the elevation before the flats along river. We did clockwise loop from golf course. Be ready for a bit of a slog on trail adjacent to 9w - we just bypassed this and walked shoulder of 9w to save some time and it worked out.

Great hike! Check out the map before you get started to see what color trail markers you should be looking for. Also, keep an eye out for snakes. We saw 5 over the 9-mile hike, including two rattlesnakes.
The views from the Pinnacle and Pulpit Rock are awesome and are more than worth the effort to get there. Hiking shoes (or shoes with hard soles) are helpful because there are many portions of the trail where you're walking on rocks.

I’ve been hiking this area for 20 years. It never gets old!

Terrific trail with 2 magnificent panoramic views. A bit crowded on a Saturday late morning but then it was a perfect fall day! I would definitely do it again!

Walked the paved loop. I really liked it. Nice open fields most of the way, little bit of boardwalk, tiny bit in the woods, tiny bit by the lake. The long stretch along E Main street was kinda lame, but the other half of the trail was very enjoyable. It could've also been that I was out on a perfect fall day and that made me like the walk more than I otherwise would.

Another trail that needs better marking. All trails map was also unclear after reaching the Pinnacle. Pretty outlook. Very rocky so good hiking shoes help.

Decent hard work, exactly what was looking for. Given enough time almost anyone can do it, even beginners. It is nice and long, make sure it's dry out.

great trail, good elevation climbs a handful of pretty steep rocky parts although nothing too tough, and definitely not dangerous.

Great hike and very fun bouldering inside the cave at the pinnacle.

Great hike. Start early if the weather is good. It does get crowded. Didn't have any issue keeping on trail.

We did the river walk first and I wish we’d saved it for the end, but it was still a great hike. The ascents require effort, but they’re not hard from a technical perspective. And the western side of the loop has several elevation changes, so you get just shy of 1k vertical gains according to my gps.
Good time. Definitely wear boots, there are muddy sections and we hadn’t had rain in over a week.

Beautiful view at the top. Not pleasant if too crowded. We went on a Sunday morning on a beautiful day and we were surprised that there were maybe only 8-10 people up there. We took the white trail to pulpit rock from the parking lot at reservoir road. The blue trail is easier. The white trail which we took up was fairly challenging due to rocks. You can easily miss the pinnacle when you get up there. Look for a large pyramid shaped pile of rocks and it’s right near there. We had the trail to ourselves a lot, with the exception of some “loud talkers” from a group of about 12, some of which had obnoxious personalities.

This trail is not rated correctly. It is an easy trail. Follow white trail to green trail from Nyack beach parking lot ($6 fee). They have maps at the gate. Hike is extremely easy for anyone that doesn't have mobility issues. I hiked it solo a day after lots of rain so some rocks were a bit slippery. My recommendation is to wear hiking boots/shoes or any shoe that has excellent traction and ankle protection. There is no scrambling on this hike. I saw ederly and children at the peak. Compare this to the difficult breakneck mountain trail and this is a breeze. Watch out for bikers on the riverside section. I did that part last and the elevation gains first. Most people did the opposite direction based on this map i assume. Don't miss the unmarked trail towards the northern section of the ridge with the best views. This would be right before your descent if you went clockwise like i did. Took me 3 hours with several stops along the way for photos/rest.

Hard for me going up, and well worth it!

nice 2hrs and 1/2 hiking, you can decide if you want to go the easiest way or the more difficult one at the beginning or at the end. Not hard anyway, good exercise.

Beautiful hike. Recommend starting at Nyack Beach State Park. There is parking and bathrooms. Recommend doing trail clockwise with highest elevation first and scenic beach walk last.

23 Miles, not 21. Beautiful and quite strenuous hike. Terrain is diverse, water is abundant along the entire trails. I did it North to South.

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