Hubbard-Perkins Conservation Area via Appalachian Trail Loop

MODERATE 7 reviews

Hubbard-Perkins Conservation Area via Appalachian Trail Loop is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cold Spring, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until December.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
685 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Moderate 6.6 mile loop hike with a mix of terrains. It combines Charcoal Burners trail (red blaze), Cabot Trial (white blaze), and Fahnestock trail (blue). Trail was featured in 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley Hikes (Green & Zimmerman, 2008) Mix of forest, meadow, and farm fields bypassing (and crossing) Clove Creek, Large Lake, and a Beaver Pond. Part of the hike is through private property.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
10 months ago

Saturday, July 02, 2016

walking
Monday, September 07, 2015

Nice, decent trail...some rocky terrain mixed with easy trails...we did the red trail, past yellow and turned right onto blue...it was between easy and moderate at times.

It's a great location - just 10 minutes from downtown Cold Spring.

hiking
Sunday, September 22, 2013

hiking
Thursday, January 03, 2013

A good loop with an even mix of flat and incline. Depending on your approach you can start off with a few flat miles then head up the mountain and get some great views of Fahnestock and the Hudson Valley.

hiking
Saturday, September 29, 2012

We did a slightly different hike combined with Charcoal Burners trail with a trailhead on NY-301. It was a very nice trail, and generally well maintained. The climbs were easy, but the combination we did took us through farm fields, which got my shoes soaked. Clove Creek was very attractive, as was the Beaver Pond adjacent to the Charcoal Burners trail.