Fishkill Ridge Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews
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Fishkill Ridge Trail is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cold Spring, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.4 miles
2427 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips






wild flowers

5 months ago

My absolute favorite hike in the Hudson Valley. Quiet, quick and a bit of an incline so you definitely break a sweat. I know it like the back of my hand but I find something new and beautiful every time!

7 months ago

perfect for beginners and if mnt. Beacon is packed and every other trail on 9d is overwelmed with brooklyn hipsters this is a nice trail most ppl dont know about. also nice if youve never hiked and want to see if youd like it or not. enjoy

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Started on Red trail at trailhead on Sunnyside Rd and went up to Lambs Hill. The ascent was nice with little views through the trees. Once at the top there were more. It was a nice quick hike.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Tough Hike. I had a little trouble finding the trail markers at some point but with some help of a local hiking guide I figured it out. The veiws from the top are nice but not as nice as a lot of the surrounding hikes in my opinion. None the less a nice hike I enjoyed very much

Saturday, August 27, 2016

wonderful work I thank

Monday, July 04, 2016

Nice view at the top is so rewarding.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

This trail is impossible to find. Also, when you try to find an address for the beginning of the trail googlemaps brings you to 199 Robert Cahill Drive Fishkill NY, and this is not the correct address. This address is to Beacon Memorial Park which is home to a playground and baseball and soccer fields, but no trails. The correct address is 788 Walcott Ave. Fishkill NY which has a large parking lot and trail maps available.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nice trail overall but only a few good scenic viewpoints

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Parking for this trail is at a dead end street and the trail start is not marked.The beging part of the trail seems to be a four wheeling trail with no markers. If you think you're going the wrong way, you're not. Try looking out for yellow trail markers once you pass the creek and it should be much easier after. Overall all it was quite challenging and most of it was strenuous. After you spend about 1& 1/2 hours hiking ,the view is spectacular. when going down, I got lost and ended up walking near the pond at the bottom and walking into sombody's back yard. Bring water and tons of bug spray!

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hilly and challengimg.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Very basic beginners loop , not much to do or see .

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

First hike in decades. Did the red/white/blue loop. Some nice vistas. I had sneakers but wished for hikers by the end. There's a fair amount of rocks.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Little hard to manage this hike in the beginning as the trail is not marked very well and it was pretty confusing. But if you figure it out and make it to the top, it's really amazing. Will do again this Spring/Summer. The leaves this past Fall were unreal and made for a treacherous and really slow hike back down.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I took my dog out on this trail with me today. First, you park on a dead end in a residential neighborhood. Next, i started walking on truck trails that eventually led to four wheeler trails(nothing marked). I climbed about 1/2 a mile and ran into the yellow trail, which i followed. After climbing 2 mountains and descending 2 valleys i made the final climb and realized i was now at Mt. Beacons fire tower. The trail was fairly strenuous. All in all a very nice hike but bring water and a GPS. This site said its a loop. If it is, i couldn't find it. Its more of an out and back, depending on where you decide to turn around the mileage could vary.

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