Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Bedford Reservation with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Much more urban than I expected. You’re behind houses, beside roads, etc. Also lots of invasives along the trails for about a quarter of the walk.

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muddy
over grown
24 days ago

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muddy
24 days ago

Great treadmill, underwhelming hike. would be nice for trail running or people looking for stable terrain.

Up and down. One of the better trails here

quiet trail minus a few mountain bikers

on Sagamore Creek Loop

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over grown
1 month ago

Very soupy and in need of trail maintenance on the south side as others have said. Maybe once fall pops in it’ll be better.

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over grown
1 month ago

Started on the north half of the loop. Beautiful. Well marked with a large creek nearby. Lots of great sites and animals. Even extended the hike 2.5 miles on the Buckeye Trail. South side of the loop was great until the last mile. Near the road so lots of trash. Then the trail became totally overgrown. Lost it even with GPS. Had to go off trail and follow the creek to get back to the start. If not for the end, it would have been five stars.

on Sagamore Creek Loop

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muddy
over grown
1 month ago

Thought I might die. The water at one point was so high I had to go a mile out of my way to get back on the trail. When I was 1 mile back to my ending point I had no other option but to walk through the river which was up to my chest just to get the last mile completed.

Nice trail but super easy.

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over grown
2 months ago

The North side is nice a couple muddy spots, but the creek crossings clean the boots! Coming back on the south side once you link to Sagamore Rd, best to follow the Buckeye Trail blazes, if you follow the loop trail it becomes very overgrown and pretty much a mess.

This is a great mixed use loop trail and starts out at the historic Frazee house, which has parking and restrooms. Additional parking is available across the street near the towpath. Start your hike by entering the Sagamore creek trail heading out of the parking lot. This section follows a nice creek with a few creek crossings (easy unless high water). You will connect with the summit county bike-hike trail in a parking lot on Alexander Road, heading s/b. This part of the trail is a mixed use paved trail, that also has bikers. Go right when the trail hits Nesbitt road (On road hiking). Turn right at Chaffee road (On road hiking with berm), Then Finally Left at Valley View road (On road hiking small berm) Valley View Road is very busy and caution should be used, but you are only on it for a short time.

Do not take this trail, you cannot cross the creek. Water levels are about 2-3 feet with slippery rocks under the surface. Huge disappointment!

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muddy
over grown
3 months ago

Fun trail to get outside for an hour or two. Close to roads most times so not secluded. But very well maintained.

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blowdown
3 months ago

Being a new hiker, I saw the "Warning! Two stream crossings" and foolishly envisioned crossing of a few feet of maybe ankle depth water. No. Going clockwise, the deepest water level at the 1st crossing was only mid-calf depth but the deepest water at the 2nd crossing was well past my knees (I am 5'8") and this was August 4! It certainly would have been much higher a month or two back and can't imagine folks crossing this. If I had gone counter-clockwise and the deep crossing was the 1st one, I would have turned around and been done. However, after 7 miles already in and at dusk, there wasn't much choice but to cross and hope I didn't slip on the very slippery rocks and get my phone and car fob wet and potentially unusable. No waterproof bag bc of my misguided view of what the water crossings meant. Possibly others have gotten to the 2nd crossing at a better spot to cross or are just more hard core when it comes to water crossings! Not sure exactly where the "official" crossing would be as there are trees down right before the river and you have to find your own way around to get to the river. The distance and hills are nice, but until the trees are cleared AND the water level lower, this is not a hike I could recommend.

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bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

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muddy
over grown
3 months ago

There are much better trails within Bedford Reservation and/or CVNP. Literally had to bushwack - the southwest portion of the trail is really hard to follow. I personally wouldn’t do this hike again. However, the hike to and from Linda Falls from the Alexander Rd trailhead was pretty and nice.

Hiked this clockwise, so we didn’t get to the downed trees until the end. We had to take a slight detour around the trees, but it wasn’t too bad. We had to take our boots off to wade across the creek though, there wasn’t a good place to cross. Also part of the trail is closed with an approximately 1 mile detour, so it was a little longer than we expected. Overall a beautiful trail though!

Tried to do this trail today and it was impassable with all the trees down across the first Tinkers Creek crossing. Turned around after crossing and looking for a way around.

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muddy
over grown
4 months ago

Tons of variety! Just watch out for the prickers!

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