Berlin Mountain Trail

HARD 15 reviews
#3 of 11 trails in

Berlin Mountain Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Petersburg, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1302 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
6 days ago

1 month ago

Decent trail and work out. Took me 3.5 hours with half hour on the summit and several stops for photos. Rated a 4 based on birding, tons of warblers. Also saw a great horned owl and a grouse. Not the trail for you if you are looking for a nice summit view.

hiking
2 months ago

This hike starts off pretty steep, but overall isn't too hard if you take your time during the steep portions. Most of the hike is a wonderful walk through nature, with some breaks in the trees and a wide variety of flora. The surroundings are beautiful, and I saw several birds along the trail, as well as some deer near the peak. The trail is clearly marked, but the trailhead is off to the right side of the parking lot (there are several paths that look like trailheads, but they appear to be shorter trails/loops that do not follow the Taconic Ridge). Just follow the blue markers and you will be fine!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Trailhead entrance is not clearly marked. Entered trail at what we believed was the entrance, there were a lot of interesections in the trail, ended up on a trail that looped back to the trailhead in a little over a mile. Suggest more signage and trail markers.

hiking
7 months ago

Time of Year: winter
Conditions: Icy and cold, fresh powder on top of ice

First mile would have been much worse if I did not have micro-spikes due to the steep incline covered in ice- was a load of fun on the way down though!
After the first mile, it flattened out mostly, with a +/- incline at about 30 degrees. Summit view was not satisfying, as it was very foggy.

11 months ago

Very nice hike, manageable distance. Was not impressed with the view at the summit. We did go on a very foggy day though. Be wary of pot holes when you park.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Nice hike; great clearing at the summit. Took around an hour and 15 minutes to get to the summit from the parking lot. Starts very steep but then becomes much more gradual.

hiking
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Monday, September 21, 2015

Tough steep climb right at the beginning! Followed the TCT signs, well marked and nice path. Lots of side trails though. Wish there was a sign at the top! Great exercise for me and my dog.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Great hike. Mt grey lock is visible from the top on a clear day.

hiking
Sunday, June 16, 2013

hiking
Tuesday, July 24, 2012