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Artist's Rock, Sunset Rock, and Newman's Ledge via Mary's Glen Trail

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Catskill State Park

Artist's Rock, Sunset Rock, and Newman's Ledge via Mary's Glen Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tannersville, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 908 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Camping Cross country skiing Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Nature trips Snowshoeing Bird watching Running Forest Lake Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Rocky Scramble Snow
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Note: Users have reported that the access road leading to the trailhead is currently closed and parking lots are closed. An alternate parking option is at the ranger station about 1.5 miles from the beginning of this trail. Also the falls are closed indefinitely.

New York State Division of Tourism, One Commerce Plaza , Albany, NY, 12245, Phone: 518-474-4116

Directions from Haines Falls, NY: The trailhead is located within the North Lake Campground. The campground is located 3 miles east off SR 23A. Turn north onto O'Hara Road and travel 2.5 miles to the campground entrance.

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Sandy Lehner-Michaud
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Famille Benoit
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Great hike. Could be good for trail running on a quiet time. Busy trail. Great views.

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Victoria Ross
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Awesome!!

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Kalina Gospodinova
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Helen Kennedy
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Highly recommended

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Cheryl Goldberg
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Great hike with beautiful views

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Jared Mehl
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

This was a great hike. Nice stops for pictures on the way up, not too crowded and there was room to wander around at the top, at North Point. You can see north-south lake from numerous spots along the route.

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Leo Rivera
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Joy DeJesus
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HikingFeeGreat!RockyScramble

This was a beautiful morning to hike. if it stays like this I will be very happy . I loved this hike. Perfect amount of up and down for an overall great cardio workout. I am petrified to climb rocks but these scrambles, which there are several, was not bad. it actually challenged me to get over my fear and just do it! The next trip up I plan on extending the trail. I followed the blue trail to the yellow trail and instead of continuing I ended up back to the beginning following the red trail out. Really beautiful park

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Jenn Torre
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awesome, moderately difficult trail with a lot to offer. first off, the beach camping grounds are gorgeous with amazing views of the north-south lake. we came here on the saturday of a holiday weekend and it was only somewhat crowded. there were some parts of the trail that we had to ourselves for a while. the trail is overall fairly rocky with some very steep climbs. however, it balances itself out with a lot of flatter ground. parts of the trail were muddy even though it hadn't rained recently, so beware that you might get your shoes or pants covered. we took the blue trail up to see artist's rock, sunset rock and newman's ledge and detoured to ashley falls on the way down via the red trail. in hindsight, we probably would have skipped ashley falls because it was a long ways to go for an average waterfall. it took us around 4 hours to do a 5.5 mile hike. would highly recommend if you're in the area!

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Hallie Brooks
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HikingFeeGreat!MuddyRockyScramble

Upon prior recommendations here, we went up the blue trail and back on the red. Definitely some challenging spots if you aren’t a regular hiker. We went Saturday of Labor Day weekend, so trail was pretty busy. Great views which I think would be spectacular in the fall. There are many rocky (most of the trail is rocky) and some soggy spots, so opt for more than sneakers. It’s worth the $10 to park near the lake to have a reliable starting spot and parking if you’re not arriving early AM.

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Cindy Chan
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One of my favorite hikes ever. We took the Blue trail up and red trail down. Lots of interesting little water features on the way down. Gorgeous views along the hike. Some fun rocky and steep parts, overall very enjoyable.

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CA McCoy
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Great trail, kept me interested between the views at Artists Rock and Ashley Falls, the cool rock scrambles and climbing I had to do, the climbing was nothing crazy though. Overall, I really enjoyed this hike. There were some instances where I was hiking along relatively dry creeks but it was still muddy and a little slick so just keep an eye out for that. The trail was marked well. The makers were clear and easy to spot for the most part and there was more signage than I’ve seen on other trails.

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Alecia Katz
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Great trail! Amazing views, a good challenge in some spots but level ground helped balance it out. Thankful for all of the previous reviews mentioning starting points and parking. Blue trail up is the way to go. Red going down highlights Ashley Falls.

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Kathryn Mininni
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Melissa Montén
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Ray Estes
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Wonderful hike with incredible views. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to start your hike from inside the state park 1) it costs $10 per car 2) if you have a dog, they won't let you in without proof of rabbles vaccination! You can park and start your hike just outside the state park entrance, however, that lot was full by 10 a.m. and you aren't allowed to park along the road. The trail was not muddy this time of year (as it has been very dry lately) but it would be very muddy in spring and early summer. You do a lot of walking in a creek bed so be prepared for that. There are quite a few rock scrambles but it was nothing that our 19lb Boston Terrier couldn't handle, with a little assistance here and there. The trail is heavily traveled near the state park but the farther away you get the less traffic there is.

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