Candlewood Hill

EASY 1 reviews

Candlewood Hill is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dennytown, New York that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

views

hiking
4 months ago

The hike to the top is NOT easy if unprepared/inexperienced, but the view from the top of Candlewood Hill is gorgeous. The last part of the trail prior to the peak is an almost vertical climb up a patch of jagged rocks, and it is very easy to lose footing here. If hiking before sunset or in the rain bring a flashlight as the tree canopies make it far darker in some spots than one would expect. Beware of large snakes and a few trees/large branches that have fallen onto the trail about 1/2 way up. Parking area for this specific trail is about 1/2 a mile up Sunken Mine Rd after it turns into a one lane road — trail head marker will be on the left-hand side in the shape of a Y. Trail blaze for this hike is coloured red.