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Dover Stone Church is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dover Plains, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.5 mi Elevation gain 580 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Kid friendly Hiking Walking Running Cave Lake Views Waterfall
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Julia M
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HikingGreat!

Incredible stone ‘cathedral’, easy to walk to although be careful of slippery rocks! The rest of the trails were also lovely. Not much of an overlook but great forest. The red and yellow were my faves.

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Kathryn Marshall
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Kate Brady
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Hiking

The church caves are amazing. The other trails are okay. The upper loop needs some maintenance, but overall a fantastic morning hike.

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marisol pizarro
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Hiking

First hiking trip to this area. I parked in the school’s lot across the street as there isn’t street parking. The entrance to the trail is slightly off as it’s between two houses but once you pass that it’s all good. I arrived at around 4pm walked the hike to the cave/church. The walk was relatively easy but beware some of the rocks do shift slightly under you once you step on them. The cave itself was small but very pretty. There are openings above the cave to let in some light. For a short one hour drive and seeing some beautiful foliage on the way this was a perfect getaway hike for the family.

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Donna Backus
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Dennis Nichols
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Regan A
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WalkingGreat!Private propertyRocky

Firstly, that cave is fantastic! I just hiked this trail a couple of days ago, and I loved it! It is cleaned very well and it is not too crowded, and with a number of different locations with different looks, it is really great. When we went there it was a bit stressful because we heard screaming, it luckily turned out to just be teens. It’s a bit weird how to enter you need to go behind two houses but it is a fun trail.

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Robert Zottarelli
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Hiking

very nice hike! moderately busy. good markers. small elevations and climbs. very cool cave!

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Michael Quick
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HikingIcy

This trail offers a gentle shaded stream-side path up to a waterfall feature and “cave”. A more adventurous option to take a moderately challenging uphill hike to a small but scenic vista. There are also two small loop trails, both easy and partly unkept - featuring boulders and foliage. Tick alert - heavy tick area and trail is unkept making it more of a problem. Also parking is a bit odd. I have hiked here over 5 times and am still not sure where to park. Also in the winter, ice build up on the slopped entrance to the loops and vista paths can be extremely slippery, step off the trail in this area for traction or wear ice shoes.

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Deanna Steeves Dewey
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HikingGreat!

We arrived at 8:45am and got into the cave with no waiting. Only 8 -12 people there on a Sunday. Water was low and made getting in the cave easy. Other trails were pretty empty. Did about 4 miles. Nice Hike.

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Leo Lin
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Yabo Azilinon
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Mari Amini
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You walk into a cave with a waterfall. It’s really beautiful. You can take your shoes off and walk in the water (though it’s quite cold). After, there are three trails (2 of which loop back). I didn’t give it 5 stars because it’s really crowded. I guess a nice place is always going to have crowds.

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Kate Johnson
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Vanessa Ann
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Hiking

Very nice, clear markers & clean trails. Definitely would suggest an early start. Mid day it got pretty crowded. Also easy parking at the school and then cross the street to the trail head.

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Sharon Koch
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HikingGreat!

Great trail for families. We took our 4-year-old son and dog for a family hike. Everyone loved it, my son and I also took a cold dip into the cave.

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Benedikt Kellner
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Hiking

The Stone Church formation is great. The upper & lower loops OK. The upper viewpoint is nice, although not exactly spectacular.

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Francesca Katiana
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Hiking

very peaceful trail. there was shade throughout the whole trail. the air is very fresh. Pet and kids friendly. also very good for running. To not forget the beautiful cave. very recommend.

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Mary Mckenna
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Iris Luna
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Shetal Maharaj
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Jacob Domey
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Hiking

This was a pretty nice trail with some varied terrain. Was very busy today, had to cut my time short because of the crowds. Will definitely be back when it is less congested though.

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Mark Newman
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Nick Jones
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Hiking

Well maintained trails with some interesting views. Cave is very pretty and there’s a Little Rock scrambling to get to it. Well worth it.

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Gab N'Jon Flanagan
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Hiking

Trails were great! Cleared of all trees fallen from storm. Clear markers.

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Jean Carlos
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Hiking

Really cool cave. Beware of the wasps at the start of the red loop right across the intersection. I got stung by two wasps which seem to be coming from an underground nest beside the tree.

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Suz McGonigle
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Hiking

Perfect family hike. We loved this trail so much, lightly challenging incline at times to the peak, the small brooks and cave were so much fun.

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Mariah Nichols
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WalkingGreat!
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