Arden Point and Glenclyffe

EASY 44 reviews

Arden Point and Glenclyffe is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Philipstown, New York that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

Take the Metro to the Garrison stop. With your back to the train tracks walk to your right and you’ll see two stone pillars and a sign for “Arden Point – Hudson Highlands State Park.”

hiking
1 month ago

The hike is fairly easy, with a few good views. The trail itself is not very well marked. We lost our way a few times. For those without a car, the trail begins right at the train station.

1 month ago

Not much of a hike. The old woods road has not been cared for in a long time. It’s overgrown and the trail markers/blazes have fallen off or been destroyed. Lots of downed trees and debris in the trail. The highlights are a nice view of the Hudson River toward Bear Mt Bridge, a small waterfall ACROSS the river, and the Garrison Institute garden. The garden is quaint but in full bloom with peonies, lavender, roses, and rhododendrons. The ruined buildings are interesting but not extensive. There is bamboo along the trail which is lovely but doesn’t make up for the poor trail condition. It’s conveniently located next to the Metro North Garrison stop, but it’s not worth a trip from NYC by itself. Maybe worth including if you do other trails in the Hudson Highlands.

2 months ago

Lots of ticks everywhere!

hiking
7 months ago

Fascinating hike with remains of old brick houses, an old monastery turned into a retreat site (garrison institute), and abandoned part of the monastery, Benedict Arnold's escape route, and amazing views of the Hudson from an historic overlook (including views of West Point). Forgot to mention the bamboo throughout the hike serving as a canopy for parts of the trail! And those old stone walls that served as property lines back in the day. All unexpected surprises!

hiking
8 months ago

Easy, scenic, and beautiful!

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty views of the Hudson and a great lunch spot halfway. I've done this one twice. Love the bamboo forest too.

10 months ago

Easy walk, nice views at the end. Not for serious hikers by any means.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

trail is not well marked. we went 3.6 miles all over and could not find the waterfall. Nice views of the river amd West Point.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

With two kids. Decent length. Large sections of Glenclyffe Loop unmarked, particularly around civilization.

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