Blue Disc Loop Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Blue Disc Loop Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tuxedo Park, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.3 miles
1440 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers


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Not sure who originally tracked this hike, but it’s certainly not 9.3 miles. If you do the lollipop (and don’t double back twice like OP did) you’re looking at a little over 5 miles total.

Also, I recommend hiking this counterclockwise—that’ll provide a better “payoff” toward the end of your trek. The view at the summit would also provide a stunning sunrise for any photographer to capture. One last tip: definitely get here early; the lot fills up quickly.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

This is the start of most trails coming from the ranger station. It's one of the most picturesque trails as your walking along the brook crossing small bridges.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A very easy hike with a few interesting and challenging sections thrown in. There is good parking at the Tuxedo train station, which also allows hikers from NYC to travel up without a car. It is about a .5 mile walk on city streets from the parking to the trail head on Grove Drive. I did the hike in a counter clockwise direction, but you can easily do it the other way as well. Very nice views from Sleater Hill, the top of Dater Mt at the spot called A;most Perpendicular. The trail gives you a choice on the Blue Disc Trail, approximately 750 feet after you pass through the pipeline clearing, the trail splits - the easy trail walks on top of a ridge. While the "not' easy section continues downhill and follows the base of ridge. The trail takes you through two crevices called the "Elbow Brush" - a little fun section - not difficult at all. In all - a very good hike.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

This has been my favorite Harriman hike for many years in all seasons. It's a short intense push that's rewarded with great views.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hiked the trail on 3/25. 1 inch of snow on the ground, muddy in spots. Zero people on the trail. I started at Almost Perpendicular and then followed the ridge behind it. A lovely afternoon - this is one of my favorite spots.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Nice trail with one excellent view point!