Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park Campground Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park Campground Trail is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carmel, New York. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and camping. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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2 months ago

Altered the route. Nice woods hike with a few ponds. No real high top views but still a nice hike.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

beautiful hike, didn't see another person all day. mostly flat and was very wet due to recent rain overflowing the ponds.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Good little scrambles from time to time. Nice day hike.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I enjoyed the trail. not strenuous. peaceful. easy to get to.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Have hiked a number of trails here on many occasions; all perfectly nice but nothing flashy.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

There are many trails in this park, all well maintained. I added a link to the trail map below. I followed a loop trail recommended by "Best hikes Near NYC". You can find my route in the uploaded tracks section. It starts off at the parking lot at the southwest tip of Canopus Lake, follows white AT trail north, then blue, red, white (reaches Jordan Pond), yellow, red (cross the road), blue (reaches Hidden Lake), and finally back on white AT. The AT portions had some nice rock face and forest. The rest of the trails were just okay. Even though you climb a ridge top, there's really no panoramic view points since there are so many trees. The whole trail is nice, but nothing spectacular. Good as an easy workout, though. (UPDATE: Just found out the name of this trail is Fahnestock Circuit, it's one of the suggested hikes on the official state park trail map.)

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This is a park with something for everyone. A beach for swimming, boat rental, organized bird watching, hiking for miles, even on the Appalachian trail, and a winter park to boot. Get there and do something!

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Awesome day of hiking. Did the red trail up to Beaver Pond. Took blue back around to Jordan pond where there is a nice lookout over a cliff with a bench. Nice place to relax and have lunch. A few trails were watery/muddy but nothing too serious. Overall a nice place to take the dog, trails are narrow and easily maneuverable. Definitely going back soon.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A beautiful Local Late winter/spring hiking area. I have done 3 hikes in this part for a total of about 12 miles... I have not been disappointed yet. There were only 5 other people that we encountered all day!!! That is a great thing.

It is also dog friendly.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

This was the first time I camped in a State Park, the grounds were nice but the amenities were not.
We went on a nice hike by Pelton Pond which was nice.

camping
Saturday, February 25, 2012

Good family camping. Nice hikes around ponds. Tends to crowd.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

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