Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Minnewaska State Park Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Excellent views, really easy trail. Cost $10 per car to get in.

Nice walk. Highly recommend to visit the waterfalls nearby

hiking
29 days ago

This was a great waterfall. A little disappointing when looking at the map there though. They had 3 waterfalls included in this hike. It appears the other two were on the other side of the road, which you couldn't get to. Still all in all the waterfall was very nice and a quick to get to.

walking
1 month ago

Family friendly, pedestrian heavy trail and lots of dogs. Late March stroll resulted in a few snowy patches.

Beautiful, well established trail - there was a bit of slippery snowy slush that hadn’t melted yet, but totally doable in hiking shoes. We brought our dog and we ran into plenty of fellow pups.

on Compass Rock

1 month ago

Beautiful views all along the trail with some spectacular panoramas

Man this was worth the 1hr drive. Looking forward to go back once the weather gets better. If you’re from westchester looking for some very pretty views, Minnewaska has a lot to offer. Make sure you go on the Blueberry Run path. Photos do not do this place justice.

Easy and nice views

Easy loop with beautiful views

Closed for hiking, skiing only.

Great views of the Catskills. Breathtaking lake only 90 miles from the busiest city in the world. Great escape, highly recommend

Go day after it rains.

Easy loop with well maintained trails and nice views.

Skied this yesterday. Mostly flat, though there are a few gentle hills. Amazing views.

I wouldn’t rate it as “hard” but it’s a nice hike. Some views and cool rocks....

Great trail with some spectacular viewpoints. Moderate to low usage, so you will have a good portion of the trail all to yourselves.

I hiked this trail back in January of 2016. It was one of the tougher ones I did when I first started hiking regularly. Its pretty rocky and can be a bit of a slog but it’s beautiful. I went a few days after a light snowfall so my trekking poles certainly came in handy. There’s also a gorgeous waterfall called Awosting Falls that’s beautiful to see if you have time to make your way to it.

very nice place

hiking
6 months ago

Highly recommend this trail. Spectacular scenery all the way.It was an easy walk. Love it.

rock climbing
6 months ago

a very nice hike . Rock climbing area is the best , definitely need climbing gears in some parts . views on the top are probably the best views I ever saw. very hard to find parking , the whole parking area was full , I had to park approximately 2 miles away from track .so try to get there a little early

Nice fall day, unbelievable views on both sides of Peters Kill.

We biked the routes and enjoyed the views very much.

Nice hike with beautiful views. Part of hike (a little Over 3 miles) is a gravel carriage path. The rest is a moderate hike. A few really nice rocky outcropping s to sit and enjoy the view. End at the lake so you can cool off if you have your bathing suit. Go early in the day during busy season. When the trail head parking area fills you have to park 1 mile downhill. Adds 2 miles round trip Also 10.00 parking fee to get into the park

mountain biking
8 months ago

Labor weekend trip was very nice. Plenty trails . Very good place to do picknik and some biking around . Definitely will go back there.

Very quick, however beautiful.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail for walking / hiking. Easy and scenic. There is a $10 entry fee so it pays to have an empire pass if you will be visiting often.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Great riding trail. Has a little bit of elevation going up to Castle Point but down hill after. Great vistas!

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