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    Trisha G reviewed Chesterfield Gorge State Wayside Trail

    13 days ago

    This was the perfect way to stretch our legs while traveling home to Upstate NY from Laconia, NH (and there were a lot of picnic tables to use for our lunch break, too). The trail was well marked, and the gorge is beautiful. It's pretty steep in some places, but absolutely not a problem given the length of the trail. . . that's why I've recorded it as a "Nature Trip" vs. hiking (I don't think it truly qualifies for the latter).

    Trisha G reviewed Ramblin' Vewe Farm Trail

    16 days ago

    What a great trail! It's very well marked (and the maps at the trailhead are accurate & detailed) - and the trail is well maintained.

    Trisha G completed Ramblin' Vewe Farm Trail

    16 days ago

    Trisha G reviewed Laura's Tower Trail

    20 days ago

    A nice hike through the woods with a payoff at the top (the view from the tower really is nice). The trails are pretty well marked & nicely maintained & we found ourselves to be the only ones trekking this particular route today!

    Trisha G completed Laura's Tower Trail

    20 days ago

    Trisha G reviewed Ice Glen Trail

    20 days ago

    We took the time to wander over to Ice Glen while hiking up to Laura's Tower. It was quick, buggy, and somewhat anti-climactic, although we did think it was cool (pun intended!) to see ice in late May.

    Trisha G completed Ice Glen Trail

    20 days ago

    Trisha G reviewed The Mile-Around Woods

    about 1 month ago

    The walk in is beautiful & we enjoyed the well-kept, wide trail (including some very interesting rock features). I do not agree with the last post about the trails being well marked, though. There's one map at the trailhead but no markers throughout the walk (and there are some other side trails off the main trail, which aren't included in that trailhead map).

    Trisha G completed The Mile-Around Woods

    about 1 month ago

    Trisha G reviewed Alford Springs Reservation

    about 1 month ago

    The parking lot is large enough to fit four or five vehicles, which was a nice surprise. The trails are in need of some spring maintenance (lots of downed trees), but overall they are well-kept. There is one scenic viewpoint (which is beautiful), and a few water features -- otherwise, it's a hike through the woods with some short yet fairly steep climbs and descents. I was disappointed to see how many people let their dogs do their business on the trail without taking the time to clean up after them.

    Trisha G completed Alford Springs Reservation

    about 1 month ago

    Trisha G reviewed Cheshire Cobbles via Appalachian Trail

    about 1 month ago

    This is a short hike with lots of steep spots scattered throughout (nothing terrible). The trail markings are sad, but the rock features and view at the top are worth it.

    Trisha G reviewed Aspinwall Loop Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kennedy Park is much more than I expected. There are a ton of trails (all well maintained); the Aspinwall offers some nice views and a lot of little critters scurrying about. Some of the trail markers are less than great, but overall it's a terrific spot to explore & enjoy nature.

    Trisha G completed Aspinwall Loop Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Trisha G followed Pecia Gaillard

    2 months ago

    Trisha G reviewed Peebles Island Perimeter Trail

    8 months ago

    The trails (there are others in addition to the perimeter trail) are well maintained, and there are a few picnic tables scattered here-and-there as well as a few areas that have been cleared so that visitors have a better view of the water. The kids and I saw several birds, chipmunks, squirrels, and about six white tail deer (two group of which were no more than 100 feet from us). The terrain is mostly flat, with only a few areas of limited steep(ish) climbing before reaching another flat area.

    Trisha G reviewed Pleasant Valley Sanctuary Trail

    9 months ago

    Nicely kept trails with lots of wildlife.

    Trisha G followed Michelle Filiault

    9 months ago

    Trisha G completed Cherry Plain State Park Loop

    9 months ago

    Trisha G reviewed Bash Bish Falls Trail

    10 months ago

    We actually came in from the Copake Iron Works site @ Taconic State Park (1/2-mile trail brought us over to the NY trailhead for Bash Bish Falls). The trail from the Iron Works is well-marked, scenic (mostly following the Bash Bish River), and includes a few interesting history-related placards. The trail up to the falls was extraordinarily busy, but it's very wide & includes plenty of room for everyone who's making the trek up and back. Many of the visitors were taking advantage of benches that are placed along the river, enjoying the view even before reaching the falls.

    Trisha G completed Bash Bish Falls Trail

    10 months ago

    Trisha G reviewed Jones Nose Trail

    10 months ago

    There really is nothing spectacular about this trail - it's more or less a connector. I will say that on the plus side, it's well marked.

    Trisha G completed Jones Nose Trail

    10 months ago

    Trisha G reviewed Rounds Rock Trail

    10 months ago

    This was the perfect, easy hike for the kids and I today. We were all a bit tired & hoping for something that was not overly taxing but still provided us with something worth-while to look at - this trail delivered. The trail is heavily trafficked (we were thankful to be the first on the trail, because we came across about a dozen other hikers on our way back) so it is not overgrown; it also is very well marked.

    Trisha G completed Rounds Rock Trail

    10 months ago

    Trisha G reviewed March Cataract Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    The falls are certainly worth the hike if there has been recent rainfall. The difficulty lies in the narrowness of the trail (in some areas you have little more than a foot - with a steep drop on one side) more so than the areas that are steep (there are a few, but they're certainly manageable).

    Trisha G completed March Cataract Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Trisha G reviewed Sperry Road to Stony Ledge Trail

    11 months ago

    This is not a hike to take if you're looking for something challenging (hence my categorizing our activity as "walking" vs. "hiking") -- but the view is unbeatable! In essence, you are traveling along a well-maintained dirt road until you reach the lookout point. We took a "detour" and hiked the March Cataract Fall trail (steep, narrow, and tricky in a few spots, but well worth it). All in all, a beautiful day for our family.

    Trisha G reviewed Olivia's Overlook Via Charcoal Trail

    11 months ago

    My kids and I did this after the Burbank Trail (northern trail from Olivia's Overlook) and we thoroughly enjoyed the man-made additions along the Brothers Trail/Charcoal Trail, such as stone steps from the stream. The trails are well-marked and maintained.

    Trisha G reviewed Burbank Trail

    11 months ago

    This trail is fairly well marked and maintained. There were a lot of beautiful natural features as well as nicely-placed man-made "helps" (i.e., logs placed in areas that are muddy during the Spring/early Summer). My one suggestion, though, is that you print a trail map and bring it along (https://www.bnrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/YokunRidgeN_TrailMap.pdf), as there are lots of intersections that can cause confusion (hence my posting that the trail is "fairly" well marked -- there could have been better signage at intersections).

    Trisha G completed Burbank Trail

    11 months ago

    Trisha G reviewed North by Northwest Trail

    12 months ago

    There is a much better trail map on the Capital District Wildlife Management Area's Web site: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/capdistrictmap.pdf

    The trail offers no view, but there are a lot of great rock features, lots of birds to listen to, and variety in the hike (including a few tricky spots and lots of fallen leaves and the like, but nothing unmanageable). The trail is very well marked.

    Trisha G completed North by Northwest Trail

    12 months ago

    Trisha G updated North by Northwest Trail

    12 months ago

    Trisha G reviewed Field Farm Trail

    12 months ago

    My kiddos and I hiked all the trails of this little gem today (there are more than shown here -- about 4 miles in total). We saw only one other group of travelers and otherwise had the trails all to ourselves. The trails are marked beautifully, and the field trails are well maintained. Unfortunately, many of the wooded trails have been crowded in by brush (including lots of wild raspberries -- especially on the South Trail -- ouch), We did run into lots of muddy areas (a few marshy areas as well), but I'm assuming the mud dries out as the Summer season draws on.