Cranberry Mountain Trail

EASY 26 reviews

Cranberry Mountain Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Patterson, 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.

3.5 miles
433 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips


trail running




wild flowers



4 months ago

There is a grassy field you have to walk across to get on the trails. The blue trail is nice/short/easy. Tried to do the orange trail but by the time I got to the 3rd tree down across the trail, I decided to turn back and come back after they have had a chance to go through there after the last crazy storm we just had.

8 months ago

Met some nice folks on the trail today...was quite foggy so the whole area had an eerie feeling. Trail is close to my home so I'm looking forward to exploring some more in nicer weather.

11 months ago

beware of hunters! i was out on 11/4/17, the parking. area (which only holds about 5 cars comfortably) was almost full. i walked down the trail a bit until i noticed someone wearing bright orange off in the distance. that’s when i realized this must be a popular hunting spot. i high tailed it back to the parking area and i did hear gunshots. i double checked the information at the trail head to make sure hiking was allowed and it is. i guess just wear orange if you’re coming during hunting season!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Well maintained trails. Nice, easy loop around the lake with some other loop trails connecting. Beautiful wildflower fields.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The trails are overgrown especially at the begging and are not clearly marked and don't make sense. Had to back track two or three times and came off the trail covered in ticks.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

I went here to hike with my dog. A hunter made me leave because I wasn't wearing orange... It took me thirty minutes to drive here. So this trail is more of hunting trail........ Not hiking......

trail running
Monday, October 31, 2016

Nice run. Area is beautiful in autumn colors. Take a trail map: Trails are marked, but map does not give the colors. Has some open spaces and different types of forest, which gives some nice variation.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

I love this area - it's very quiet and secluded, and just beautiful.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Not bad, but a bit buggy

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Sunday, March 27, 2016

As another review said, definitely get a map online before going. There is no map at the parking lot and the trails are not evident. They are nicely marked once you find one. Great and secluded trail system (is a challenge just find entrance).

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

This is an excellent spot for those looking for an easy hike or one that is a bit more intense. Multiple trails are available for different skill levels.

The trail by the waterfall/stream is a nice steady incline with great views of the water. Also this trail is pretty cool (temp) in the summertime and there is a spot to take a dip below a waterfall if you wish(or your dog).

Other trails take you up and over the mountain for a more intense workout/hike. There are a couple lookouts to find that are showed on the map. My favorite is the one closest to the paring lot.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

They don't supply maps. Make sure you know where you're going before you start. (Download a map online). The trails are well kept and have some great views.

trail running
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Great trail system, double track & jeep roads. Flat & fast & not at all technical. Across Stagecoach Rd. A little further down toward the dead end is the white trail head for the Ciolia trail system with a nice overlook into CT and the valley. Two separate parking lots so plenty of parking. Area might be open to hunters in season as I saw a guy out there today asking me about the deer so wear orange to be safe. Ability to do a modified figure 8 loop from the Putnam County Lot at the Main Ciolia Trailhead on the NY/CT boarder using the blue trail which has some decent technicality and climb. Run Strong! -DJ

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Great hike with options that can be made 4 hours long or as short as an hour. A little bit of a climb to Cranberry Mt., but fairly flat other than that. Ciaiola trail is across the street if you want to make it an all day hike.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Easy hike. Opens up into a huge meadow and trail leads into the woods. Eventually you will end up at a small lake. It has a grass area that's nice to sit and relax on and take in the view. You're at elevation but can't really see much. Parking is tight, only room for about 4-5 cars.

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