Gertrude's Nose Trail

MODERATE 532 reviews

Gertrude's Nose Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gardiner, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,138 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

bird watching

beach

cave

forest

lake

partially paved

views

scramble

snow

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful terrain with wonderful views. Wear an actual hiking shoe, have water and snacks and camera - at least phone. The cliff top has so much to appreciate and enjoy. You’ll notice many others feel the same way. People will ask you to take pictures of them on Gertrude’s nose. Make sure you get nice ones for them.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

One of our best trail till date! Amazing views all the way through out the trail especially around approaching Gertrudes nose. Trail is well marked and moderately crowded in weekends. Overall, a must do hike for everyone visiting upstate New York.

hiking
rocky
8 days ago

Great hike ! More intense than I thought it would be which was a huge plus !!!!

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
13 days ago

Oh my goodness! views are amazing. I didn't think this would be challenging enough for me but it was moderate and long since I stopped at Awosting Falls and parked further...about 9 miles or so. Definitely do clockwise. Wear good shoes and bring lots of water. I love Minnewaska and Gertrude's Nose is now my #1 hike for its spectacular views.

rocky
scramble
15 days ago

Ended up being 7.5 miles because of the way we went. The views are spectacular and a must see. I just hate how many rock scrambles there were and rocks in general (but that's NY trails for ya). Bring lots of water!!

hiking
off trail
28 days ago

First time hiking and it wasn't that difficult. Fairly moderate. Waterfall scenery and easy to follow trail. The top by the lake is an amazing view.

hiking
scramble
29 days ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible moderate hike with spectacular views and overhangs. Took the loop clockwise (recommended). Definitely a top 3 all time hike for us!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike got to see Porcupine, Turkey, and Perigean Falcons. Views are awesome.

hiking
1 month ago

We parked at the lower level bc upper level was full. Get here early bc that added another 2 miles to the hike. We’re in good shape and thought this was more on the harder side due to the distance. The views were insane and I’d consider this my favorite hike of the year. Not crowded and would recommend this to all

hiking
muddy
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful Hike!! Trail starts off on well maintained carriage roads before accessing the trail the Gertrude’s Nose. Views are amazing..saw numerous warblers and even a scarlet tanager. Trail back down to Lake from Millbrook Mountain was a stream but manageable.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

We started at the upper parking lot, followed the red makers to the yellow trail then split off into GN foot trail. It was muddy but with hiking boots and rain gear it was doable. We doubled back the same trail instead of doing the loop.

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
closed
1 month ago

Spectacular panoramic views. Worth it. Today one part of Gertrude’s Nose trial was closed due to nesting pelegrine falcons at Miilbrook Cliff what make me to take much longer way to parking lot. Anyway it was worth it.

hiking
muddy
private property
scramble
1 month ago

It's a nice healthy walk, most of it pretty easy. There's some steeper parts one has to scramble up and down. It was a foggy day so the ebb and flow of the fog sometimes blocking the view, sometimes sharing a peek at the valley. The stones on the edge of the cliff were a tad slick. But its a great walk. On the way back, the Millbrook Mountain Trail is labelled as private starting at Millbrook Mountain, so I went back on the Millbrook Carriage Road, which probably upped the distance by another mile and a half or so.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Me and my husband enjoyed that hike very much. Beautiful views, time well spent, not crowded. Not too challenging.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views! Gertrude’s nose is the perfect place to take cool pictures. The hike was nice and doable for everyone in normal shape.

hiking
2 months ago

The beautiful views and varied terrain makes this a wonderful hike! Our kids (9 and 11) were pleasantly tired by the end. We took a pleasant respite at the Coxing Kill crossing on Millbrook Mountain trail. Sturdy and waterproof shoes are a good idea due to portions of hiking over rocks and through water.

hiking
muddy
scramble
2 months ago

On the last leg, the trail turned into a stream.

hiking
2 months ago

The lower section of the mill took mtn trail is basically a small river right now after a big rain yesterday. It is doable but be prepared to have wet feet. Well worth the effort and overall a bit longer than the 6.6 miles stated, closer to 8 from Minnewaska upper parking lot. Lucky enough to witness an engagement on Gertrude’s Nose today! Congrats!

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
washed out
2 months ago

Super muddy and washed out! Very slick rocks in parts. Ended up sticking to the carriage roads, still got some nice views...

hiking
muddy
scramble
2 months ago

Great Hike. Did it counter clockwise which I think its best as you don't hit the views early. Go to Minnewaska Lake and follow the gravel path until you hit the Red blazes footpath to go up MillBrook. At first the trail gets a little sketchy as walking through the side of the mountain so take it slow. You will hit a beautiful river which states that you're not in Minnewaska but another preserve. This is for a small portion of the hike until you hit Millbrook after crossing the river. Millbrook was a great place to have your lunch and rest. Continue to Gertude's Nose as you follow the red blazes footpaths. It was surprisingly green and full of life. The scenery changes a lot which is great. 5/5 will do it again.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Great hike as always great views

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