Cougar Hill

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Cougar Hill is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chester, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
226 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Cougar Hill and the Nature Trail are part of the Chester Challenge. The trail head is easily found in the parking lot of the North Warren Central School. Fairly easy hike, it does have 1 steep ascent if you take the right path. You can follow the cross country ski signs to take the easier trail to the top. There is another nature trail that insects the Cougar Hill trail. The nature hike has many informational signs to read as you follow the trail.

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23 days ago

Was doing the Cougar Hill trail to complete our Chester Challenge hikes. We didn't see the trail entrance immediately behind the sign-in box, so we added a little walk by going off to the right. After a short walk, we were back on track. A nice wooded walk and the breeze felt good to cool us down.

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3 months ago

An easy hike with only a quick view of Gore Mountain. We hiked the Cougar Hill trail that had a little steep section.

11 months ago

Did it to complete Chester Challenge. Took twice as long because if the weird confusing trail systems and maps randomly tacked to the trees.

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Monday, August 07, 2017

Part of the Chester Challenge 2nd trail for our family Although the hike was nice the trails are quite confusing They are well maintained, the view on top was ok but pretty obstructed.

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

I'm trying to get the Chester Challenge finished and this trail was easy considering my bum knees, but I push through. I did the Eagle and Cougar trails. Nice, peaceful hike.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Beautiful little area. Strange maps. Short hike good for a quick outing.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

I recorded the Cougar Hill loop, but I also walked on about 1/2 of the nature trail. Easy hike around the loop, trail is clearly marked. The mosquitoes were out, there is a lot of streams and water. Seems like a trail I'd like to come back to in the winter and try cross country skiing.

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