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This is a great easy trail, it’s relatively short at 1.6 miles. The incline is perfectly moderate, just step enough..

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short trail that has a tough grade to start but views are really worth it. Would not call it “hard” but definitely a good workout. At the top, a creek might appear difficult to cross, and the posting (no trespassing) is imposing, but if you continue across the creek to the ledges, that is the goal. The waterfall at the creek is also gorgeous, and you can climb down a few ledges at the falls, but there is more past the falls if you keep going. The final ledges have stone “furniture” and a nice spot for a picnic.

2 months ago

This was a nice trail with good views. More like walking on a seasonal or country road. Two people can walk side by side. View half way up was nice and so were the views at the top. To answer any questions about another reviewers comments... yes the trail does keep on going. It is a part of a larger network of trails. If you read the map at the beginning/parking area of the trail you can see exactly when the trail goes if you were to continue on.

hiking
3 months ago

I love this hike and do it probably 2 to 3 times a month. The views are amazing and the sunsets are killer. Take a headlamp if your adventurous and stay until dark on a clear night. The sunsets get better long after the sun drops below the distant mountains and the night sky is awesome if the stars are out w no moon. Yes there are rattle snakes and yes I have encountered them. They will come out to the ledge at night to warm themselves on the rocks before going off to find a meal. Give them plenty of space and enjoy their beauty! The water falls are incredible in the spring and early summer but tend to dwindle out as the summer gets hotter and drier. To get to the falls you will turn right when you get to the creek crossing at the top. There is a faint foot trail that you will see. To get to the first overlook cross the creek and turn to the right. You will follow the creek for about 35 yards and if you ascend the small incline and bear left you will see a faint foot trail that will take you through a small tight section of overgrowth and put you right out on the old rock quarry. There you will see the rock chairs and rock statues as some call them. If you continue on along the path it will lead you out onto another path and if you turn right at that junction and go about 100 yds it will put you out onto the actual ledge with the best views. The trail up to the top is steep and rocky with loose gravel/rocks but well worth the hike. Enjoy and I hope to see you at the top this year!!

Went while snow was on the ground, very beautiful and scenic hike. Short and sweet.

hiking
3 months ago

Challenging. Short, but steep in spots. Good views from ledges. You have a chance of spotting hawks, turkey vultures or eagles. You also have a shot at seeing a rattler, so stay alert. Be careful with small children and keep Fido on a leash.

Absolutely stunning view! A favorite of locals and tourists alike. A little rocky and steep but well worth your time. It is a must see if you are in the area. Just watch out for rattle snakes as it is known to have a few from time to time.

loved this hike, went on a nice warm sunny day in Jan. The half frozen waterfall was amazing. A neighbor of the trail gave us the advice to stay on the trail the land to both sides are private land. it is well posted.

Iv done this hike dozens of times and it’s always worth it! Yes it’s steep but a short hike iv read some reviews of people missing the waterfall and the rock statues and ledge itself once you reach the creek at the top stick to the right side and take the well worn side trails towards the cliff edge they will run into the ledge and the rock statues.

walking
6 months ago

Nice trail, wish it was longer.

Beautiful views especially with all the leaves down. The leaves on the ground make the steep parts a bit tricky/slippery. Amazing rock outcrops.

Good hike with a bit of scrambling. Can be kind of buggy in the summer and the views from the top are blocked with the foliage is full, but beautiful none the less. Keep dogs on leash. Area is well trafficked.

need trail maps at center

10 months ago

Great hike, amazing views of the Delaware and a waterfall to refresh yourself.

hiking
10 months ago

Good hike with great views! If you're lucky you'll have some Bald Eagles overhead or flying below the ledges. Passed a few other hikers, but otherwise empty midday on a Wednesday.

Great views, waterfall, rock designs. Downside, be on the lookout for rattlesnakes!! No joke. Hike in is up all the way and rocky. Good chance of seeing bald eagles up there.

hiking
10 months ago

Love it! We did counter clockwise. Finished in about 1 hour 45 minutes at a leisurely pace.

hiking
11 months ago

The map here doesn't cover the entire length of the trail; it ends arbitrarily. I'm not sure how much more there is but some other hikers we encountered suggested it was substantial. Having just followed the route here, we saw neither a waterfall nor ledges. A good vigorous climb at the beginning and a pretty creek at the top of the hill were highlights.

on Tusten Mountain Trail

Friday, June 16, 2017

Great trail to do with kids !

on Mongaup River Trail

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Loved the cemetery at the end. Walking along the river was beautiful.

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Beautiful trail. Bear to the right at the loop for a more gradual climb and to the left for a more challenging hike. Be sure to wear bug spray as the ticks are out in full force.

hiking
Friday, April 28, 2017

I love this trail!
It's beautiful, quiet, lots of wildlife and plant life, great views... easily one of my favorite trails in the area!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

One of my favorite go-to trails in this area. Always beautiful in the hemlock forest, bald eagles calling, and so wonderfully quiet. Great workout.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Also be on the look out for ticks. Our dog picked up 15 of them by the time we got back to the van!

walking
Thursday, January 05, 2017

Easy flat hike, pretty views, very peaceful.

hiking
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The trail is difficult, but has a nice view from the top and places to sit and enjoy the scenery. There's a lot to see on the way up (or down, depending on which route you take); If you take the left at the trail head, it's a brutal climb up but the way back down is more gradual.

There is plenty of parking at the stone arch bridge at the bottom of the mountain, or you can drive across the bridge and up the mountain and park at the trail head and cut about a mile off uphill walking off.

A nice, easy to moderate hike (some inclines, but on maintained trails) at the site of the only Revolutionary War battle fought in the Upper Delaware River Valley.

hiking
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Fairly easy to moderate hike. Beaver dams along the way and an OLD early 19th century cemetery at the end of the trail.

hiking
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Part of the NPS Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.

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