Hand Hollow Conservation Area Loop

EASY 11 reviews

Hand Hollow Conservation Area Loop is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near East Chatham, New York that features a lake 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
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

FEATURES - Woodlands, meadows, a lake, two ponds, streams, and wetlands - Active beavers and otters - 3 miles of trail - 433 acres - Prime fishing access from Gale Hill Road

hiking
6 months ago

Very enjoyable easy hike. My dog loves it here. A great pond with a ton of beaver activity.

hiking
8 months ago

Pleasant spot for a relatively short, varied hike, with the option to extend your hike exploring all the side trails. The meadow portion of the trail is lovely and the view from the picnic tables overlooking the beaver pond is quintessential bucolic splendor.

**** There was a TON of bear scat along the main trail this August. Just something to be mindful but not afraid of. It's always a good idea to do a little bear encounter refresher.

8 months ago

8 months ago

Beautiful beaver pond! Lots of active beavers! We brought our puppy. Very Great Walk! Lots of benches

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail with lots of benches here and there to take a break. Good scenery too. No problem for kids either.

hiking
11 months ago

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Great trail! Very muddy after it rains thought

hiking
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Very nice trails & leisure walk and benches along the trails and water.

hiking
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

We have hiked and snowshoed the trails in the preserve - always fun. We have also been treated to a variety of bird sightings and beavers along the way. Great trails for kids and a good place for an afternoon picnic.