Charcoal Burners, Cabot, and Perkins Trail Loop

EASY 5 reviews

Charcoal Burners, Cabot, and Perkins Trail Loop is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cold Spring, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
767 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

hiking
1 month ago

The map on AllTrails doesn't actually include Cabot Trail. It's the white blazed trail about a mile down the Charcoal Burners (red) trail, and will take you down to Jordan Pond (worth a look). There is a nice rocky overlook above the pond that has a little bench, just off the trail to the right. Good place to stop and take a break. Then you continue along a short way until you come to the Perkins Trail in a clearing. Go right toward the horse farm. If you do it that way it's an 8+ mile hike. I liked seeing the horse rehabilitation center, and the area along the Perkins Trail that parallels the creek is nice, but this hike is lacking in views or any outstanding features. Lots of beautiful mountain laurel, ferns and a few lakes to gawk at, but I don't think I'd do it again when there are so many better local trails.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
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hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017