All trails needs to update this trail. Where people posted pictures is not correct. We tried to find the picture with the rocks and couldn’t find it, we went off trail through the bushes and rocks and couldn’t find it, we ended up walking about 30 min along the trail to see the view with hills which was a “meh” view and turned around. Best thing was going to the waterfall which starts at Ice cave road, there wasn’t real parking only next to what looked like a rundown shed along the tight road, only a 3 min walk from that, that was really beautiful.

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Started at the Berme Rd parking area near the Ellenville fire station. Went up Smiley Carriageway. Clearly the falls (about 1.4 miles up) are quite seasonal, since you could see where they would be, but there was no water falling. Up to this point the Smiley Carriageway has a quite good surface. From there on, however, it rapidly turned into a quite washed-out road. Turned right at the intersection with the High Point Carriageway (which has lots of swampy areas. Just past the intersection with the High Point Trail, AllTrails indicates a trail that descends to the south of the Smiley Carriageway. Although it does, in fact, exist, the beginning or this trail is not easy to find, and, for most of the descent, it's not much more than a rough game trail. If you're going to do this, make sure you're wearing long pants and long sleeves. I had only a T-shirt, and my arms were a bloody mess by the time I got back to my car! I'm still glad I did it since, about 2/3rds of the way down, you suddenly come to a marvelous series of deep ravines/gullies, which still had plenty of snow/ice in them.

The original track shown with this hike is quite confusing in how it forms a loop. Either the person who submitted it was doing some serious bushwhacking or else his/her GPS was not working properly.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

We did this hike because Sam's point parking was full, honestly, not a great trail. It was rocky but not in a good way, just washed out and uncomfortable to walk on. It never opened up to views. Basically, its just a long treck through the woods. Also, we found no "loop." It just kind of dead ends where there should be an alternate trail, must have overgrown. So we ended up just turning around by the stream. Two good factors: it is a decent workout, its a pretty unrelenting uphill hike and there are a couple fifties car wreaks on the side of the trail.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Great trail. Bit flooded right now and the High Point carriage road from Smiley is a muddy swamp right now. The Witches Hole and other falls are flowing nicely.

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Monday, May 01, 2017

Margaret cliff fun to hike to and the view from atop is spectacular.

Friday, October 07, 2016

The view was amazing from the top and sooooo peaceful. The trail is well kept, it was my first solo hike and I'm glad I picked this trail.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Went twice. First time walked around the like. Easy, Beautiful. Second time I took the castle point trail. Longer hike, but easy. Multiple stops with amazing scenic views. I highly recommend it.

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