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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 31 great hiking trails, trail 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 23 moderate trails in Clarence Fahnestock State Park ranging from 1.6 to 18.7 km and from 114 to 399 meters 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
Area:
5,802 hectares
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
(845) 225-7207
Helpful links
Top trails (31)
#1 - Old Mine Railroad, Charcoal Burners, and 3 Lakes Loop
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 4.2 km • Est. 1 h 13 m
Old Mine Railroad, Charcoal Burners, and 3 Lakes Loop is a 4.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Putnam Valley, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. ThShow more
#2 - School Mountain Trail, Fahnestock Trail, Round Hill Bypass Trail Loop
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 7.6 km • Est. 1 h 53 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
#3 - East Mountain and Round Hill Loop
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 12.1 km • 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
#4 - Three Lakes and Appalachian Trail Loop
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 12.6 km • 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
#5 - Canopus Lake via Appalachian Trail
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 12.2 km • Est. 3 h 3 m
Canopus Lake via Appalachian Trail is a 12.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cold Spring, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numShow more
#6 - Appalachian Trail via Iron Mine Loop
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 8.5 km • Est. 2 h 45 m
Appalachian Trail via Iron Mine Loop is a 8.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Putnam Valley, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number oShow more
#7 - Catfish Loop via Appalachian Trail
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 7.2 km • 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
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(116)
Length: 8.4 km • 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: 6.1 km • 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 - Pelton Pond
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 1.8 km • Est. 29 m
This is a quite short loop around a pond formed by damming a stream that runs through an area which was an iron mine (Canada Mine) during the 19th century. There is almost no altitude gain/loss, althoShow more
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