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Best trails in Clarence Fahnestock State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Clarence Fahnestock State Park, New York? AllTrails has 30 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 22 moderate trails in Clarence Fahnestock State Park ranging from 1 to 11.6 miles and from 374 to 1,309 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park offers visitors many hiking trails through woodland, a lakeside beach, picnic areas, a campground and an array of lake activities. The Taconic Outdoor Education Center is also located here and is a great resource for environmental programmings and Fahnestock Winter Park which is an excellent desitination for cross country skiers, snowshoeing and sledding.
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Map of trails in Clarence Fahnestock State Park
Park information
Acreage
14337 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Mailing address
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
1498 Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512
Contact
(845) 225-7207
Top trails (30)
#1 - Old Mine Railroad, Charcoal Burners, and 3 Lakes Loop
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Old Mine Railroad, Charcoal Burners, and 3 Lakes Loop is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Putnam Valley, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The traShow more
#2 - East Mountain and Round Hill Loop
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
This is one of the more strenuous hikes in Fahnestock, as there are several climbs/descents along the route. On the other hand, particularly near the top of Round Hill, you get some really nice vistasShow more
#3 - Pelton Pond and Canopus Lake Loop
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
This loop includes both Canopus Lake and its smaller neighbor, Pelton Pond. It climbs to one of the nicest viewpoints in Fahnestock Park, looking down on Canopus Lake. Along the way, you can see evidShow more
#4 - School Mountain Trail, Fahnestock Trail, Round Hill Bypass Trail Loop
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
This hike combines a walk along an old road through long-abandoned farms, with a moderate-to-steep climb up and down Round Hill (viewpoints to the SW). Parking is along the road (just south of the intShow more
#5 - Appalachian Trail via Iron Mine Loop
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
Appalachian Trail via Iron Mine Loop is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Putnam Valley, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actShow more
#6 - Three Lakes and Appalachian Trail Loop
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
This figure-8 loop involves the entire length of the 3-Lakes Trail and a 3.5-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail. There are plenty of ups and downs along the way, some of them moderately steep, witShow more
#7 - Catfish Loop via Appalachian Trail
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
This is a nice walk in the woods, but no spectacular viewpoints to be had. There are a couple of moderately steep inclines along the way (and a very short rock scramble), which will make sure you get Show more
#8 - 3-Lakes, Charcoal Burners, and Fahnestock Loop via Appalachian Trail
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
This is a nice "walk in the woods" loop which partially travels over Civil War-era railroad beds (hauling iron ore for the mines in the area). Along the way, you'll see several lakes. The terrain variShow more
#9 - Chimney Top Trail
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
It is a fairly short, easy hike to the chimney (all that's left of an old house) which has one of the best viewpoints in Fahnestock Park. If you're comfortable with a bit of travel along an unblazed (Show more
#10 - Appalachian Trail: Shenandoah Mountain to Dennytown Road
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 5 h 22 m
Appalachian Trail: Shenandoah Mountain to Dennytown Road is a 9.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Hopewell Junction, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is raShow more
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