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4 months ago

Nice short hike with a very nice reward at the top. The 360 degree view from the top of the fire tower is worth it. Great short hike for kids.

5 months ago

There's a great fire tower to climb. Bring bug spray!

5 months ago

Spectacular views from the tower!

5 months ago

Great hike. Not too difficult. The view from the fire tower was beautiful!

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

Great hike for limited time. Awesome views!

I did not find any blueberries at all at the top, just poisonous look alikes!

7 months ago

Easy 15 minutes up and 15 back just ok if your hitting fire towers other than that kinda a waste with the Catskills around

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8 months ago

Great trail for a quick hike and a little exercise. Ferns cover the forest floor, shelter and fire tower at the top. A little hike with a bit of everything.

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10 months ago

This is an easy quick hike. Beautiful views from the tower. Trail was flooded in a few spots.

11 months ago

has anyone gotten to this trail using Engel Road?

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11 months ago

Quick, fun. Very icy & muddy on an unseasonable 70 degree February day - spikes would have helped a lot. Still only took around an hour and a half. More wildlife tracks than human, and great views from the tower!

With the snow and ice I did lose the trail a few times in the middle. Keep a good eye. Nothing cool about getting lost on a mile-long trail!

Monday, November 07, 2016

easy, nice, beautiful view:)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Very easy trail. Nice view from fire tower.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A personal favorite if you're seeking solitary time. I saw no one else on the trail and the trail book didn't have many visitors. The trail head is slightly difficult to find, as it is across the road from the parking lot. It feels like a secret place, I love it! When you get to the top during late July the whole field is covered in wild blueberries. It was such a perfect reward for a moderate hike. You also get a great view of the southern Taconics. I wouldn't have found this hike if I hadn't read the AMC book "Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley." A GREAT go to book for hikes.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Awesome trail for beginners. Easy to follow and offers a great view!

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The kids loved picking wild blueberries!

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

I think this is a great trail for those looking for more than a beginner "walk in the woods" but cautious to jump into anything too serious. It is a decent hike to the top with some work required to get there. No scrambling required, my 60 year old father who is not used to inclines and has a replacement hip was able to to this (although he was glad i didnt take him on anything more challenging. It was a great little hike, and the top is covered in WILD BLUEBERRIES!!!! we ate and ate then walked back.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Perfect for 6 and 9 year olds!

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

I love this trail, my family and I use it atleast 2-3 a week during warm weather months. It is great for dogs. There is a small pond located near the top of the trail, by the firepower. There is also a cool campsite area with a lean-to and a fire pit if you are looking to camp. I have not explored any of the side trails yet, just the main foot path.

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