Black Rock Forest Trail

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Black Rock Forest

Black Rock Forest Trail is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cornwall, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 8.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,377 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

bird watching

running

forest

lake

partially paved

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Great hike. Not to many hikers on the trail

hiking
bugs
muddy
scramble
13 days ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
14 days ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
15 days ago

Trail was a great workout. I detoured into another trail and had a total mileage of 9.5. There are times where you walk on gravel/grass road. Not a big fan of that, I prefer deep forest walks. Got there early and was the first car there. By 9:30 the place was packed.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
24 days ago

First trail I did with my shepherd, who’s used to flat landing in coastal SC. He did great on the scrambles, nothing too terrible. Nice views along the way. Lots of muddy areas. Will do again.

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice place. The first 2-3 miles is where the elevation can be rigorous. There is a scramble coming down Black Rock which may be tough for dogs. We took the Stillman trail instead of the long road. Most of the back end of the hike is road. Will definitely go back and explore more trails at Black Rock Forest.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Such a fun trail! Markers are a bit confusing but manageable. Beautiful view at the top. We encountered a lot of bugs here and there (nothing that bit us). Great trees, moss, and chipmunks! Some parts were rockier than expected with inclines that were steeper than reviews suggested. Mud along the way and TONS of streams, waterfalls, and lake. I would 100% do this hike again. Very scenic and peaceful :)

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This place is magical :)

2 months ago

Hands down one of my favorite hikes. It can get boring towards the end so I'll be looking at the park map to include some different mountains. No wildlife. Well marked. Well maintained. Large parking lot. Medium foot traffic. Best to start early morning to beat everyone there and get to the outlook alone.

hiking
2 months ago

A gorgeous hike! Part of it is paved, and another part is gravel. Some parts are very rocky. The lake is simple but pretty, and the waterfalls it creates are lovely. It’s fairly hilly. A great day for my dog and I

hiking
3 months ago

Great hiking area but I’ll be damned if I could follow this route. Just grab a map at the parking area and diy your hike. We managed 6.7 miles mostly on trails. This one looks like it takes a bunch of dirt roads. Still really enjoyed our hike.

hiking
icy
5 months ago

hiking
scramble
8 months ago

2 beautiful outlooks and a few scrambles.

hiking
8 months ago

This loop took us 2.5 hours, great views & moderate!

hiking
off trail
scramble
11 months ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
Sat Jun 01 2019

This is a nice walk through the Blackrock Forest covering 2 nice view points - one from Mt. Misery and one from Mt. Blackrock. Some parts are steep, but nothing major. On clear days, we can get excellents views of the Hudson Valley to north - Newburgh bridge, Stewart airpot, Hudson river

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