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

3 days ago

nice trail

hiking
23 days ago

This was a great trail to hike. Clearly marked. Nice variety in view. There's a couple nice waterfalls. it was a little muddy in spots due to it raining for two days before. But manageable. Took our dog with us. she did well and enjoyed the walk. I definitely recommend this trail for those looking for a nice trail with waterfalls.

Pretty trail but right now it is still under 2-12" of slushy snow in spots. With the melting snow, the length of the trail is flooded so if you don't have waterproof boots, forget about it. Additionally, the younger trees along the trail are still bowed over with icy, compacted snow, closing off the trail in places and forcing you to detour. As the anow melts, yiu can see the amount of damage done to the forest by our 3 Nor'easters. Be prepared to climb over fallen trees, and trip over the multitude of fallen branches. The rapid and waterfalls are ronning fast and hard, so the sunshine and the sound of water certainly made the hike worthwhile.
KatD

hiking
1 month ago

It could be a great trail but it is heavily overgrown and very rocky.

4 months ago

Great hike

on Little Falls Trail

4 months ago

Great hike

Prettier as the sun began to lower in the sky.

Very scenic, easy hike. Take your camera, beautiful mini falls.

The trail is secluded, blueberries line the east side of the lake. Wear pant as the trails are overgrown. West side is horrible and not cared for. Chest high vegetation for approx 0.75 miles. Looks like a deer path. I plan to take time next year and try to clean it up myself as state park staff can not do it.

Completed Bruce lake in August 17' The hike was pretty lax and beautiful on the way to the lake. You pass through a cool rhododendron forest half way there. Once starting the loop around the lake you'll notice the trail only comes close the the lake with views at the apex, otherwise it's 100 to 200 yards from the banks. The reason for the three stars is for the condition of the trail. Over grown with blue berry bushes on the east side that come up waist high... annoying but doable. The west side was so bad you felt like you weren't even on a trail for approx 1 whole mile. Overgrown brush up to your chest/neck. You just have to push through it.

I'm going up next year and taking a machete to hack back the overgrowth. I highly recommend anybody taking this trail wear pants and take a machete. If everyone helps out a little it could be a great 4-5 star path. I found out it's managed by the state forestry department and they just don't have the time or volunteers to keep it in top shape.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike on a hot day. But having just rained the day before, the rocky trails were slippery. Better to stay on the north side of the creek , drier and not as muddy, to get to the trail - from the parking lot ( on the hill above the pond) turn right before you cross the bridge below the dam . My dogs loved the many spots they could walk into the cool pools of water in the creek. Oh and bring your camera!

Did Egypt Meadow trail with my two kids and wife. Kids are 7 and 5. Beautiful hike. Some nice views of the lake when there was clearing from the trees. Took almost 2 hours. Stopped for a little snack.

Pretty trail, but poorly marked along the leg that takes you back to the lake. So really only the loop part along the creek is worth following.

We agree with others that trail is definitely overgrown in some areas around the lake, so pants are a good idea. The blueberries along the whole lake trail are delicious.

camping
10 months ago

Walked this trail as morning exercise. Nice views of the damn, stream and of little falls

11 months ago

Definately muddy, but a quiet and beautiful walk.

Beautiful walk. Really kid friendly walk that was easy enough for my 4 and 5 year olds with a lot of scenery for the adults. Good rocks for the kids to scramble and climb if they choose too!

Backside trail very overgrown. Lake was beautiful though

hiking
11 months ago

great hike. did it after a rainy day so it was wet but overall very good trail. well marked. Took my dog, very pet friendly. great views of the falls.

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Decent trail. Long. Not very scenic. Very rocky at the beginning. I went with my girlfriend at around 11, but once it hits noon it gets very buggy. Not at all hard to follow, very wide and easily marked trail. Unfortunately, not too many places to stop and rest if you need it.

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

It was an enjoyable hike. It was very peaceful and I was the only one. Beautiful birds chirping and lots of greenery. There are some parts that are rocky and muddy, others are a nice hike. It is a snowmobile trail, so follow the wide trail. It ends up at the far side of the lake, and you have to push your way through some bushes if you want to get to the shore side, but overall, great hike!

walking
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Such a nice trail. My 10 yr old niece loved it!
Can't wait to come back again

hiking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Short and quick trail. The sounds of the water flowing is very peacful.

hiking
Saturday, December 10, 2016

This was a nice trail to complete; moderately/easy hike. I had no complaints about the trail maintenance and the stream (little falls) is pretty. It was not heavily trafficked which is what I prefer.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Great trail! Loaded with ripe blueberries and black bear! Came across two mothers with their cubs in separate occurrences. Gets your adrenalin pumping for sure. A great mix of about 6' wide trails and then lots of thicket. Highly recommended.

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Did Bruce lake trail to West Branch Bruce trail back to parking... 7.25 miles. Trail starts out wide and then narrows to a deer path. Good hike! Warning: wear long pants the path is overgrown and narrow!

hiking
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Nice easy wide well maintained trail for hiking.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Great afternoon walk

hiking
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Nice place. Will get back there in the spring/summer time . For those who afraid to get wet their feet - on the north part of the Egypt Meadow Lake - no bridge, and you have to walk across the stream. In summertime it must be fun.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

8.2 miles beautiful hike some parts by the lake could be muddy especially after rain

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