Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail

EASY 194 reviews

Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kerhonkson, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

skiing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

5 days ago

Cliff and lake views- nice

hiking
1 month ago

Everything I have hiked in Minnewaska has been great and this one is great too. Nice for hiking, picnicking, or just a leisurely stroll.
A nice lake, great view points, a water fall, and even small beach if you so desire.
I would suggest going on a weekday or not peak time as it can get very crowded.

My only complaint was with the Millbrook Mountain foot path - at the start a sign stated that its a mile hike (2 miles there and back)that leads to a some great cliffs (always a favorite of mine), About 75% of the way there is another sign that states you can not go further without a MOHONK pass (its not like i could purchase one mid trail) and upon arrival at the end of the trail i came to find the cliffs were closed for nesting falcons. I am not about to disturb the falcons but it would have been nice to know prior to the start since its really the reason to take this trail.
Both were surprises and NOT stated anywhere at the start. I only bring this up because everything else was VERY well marked so it seemed odd.

1 month ago

Great easy hike with a wide path. Many fun things to check out along the way with beautiful views.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Not difficult. Family friendly. Lovely views

Stop in New Paltz while you’re there

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail to see some wildlife and scenic overlooks.

camping
2 months ago

is camping allowed on this trail?

hiking
2 months ago

I hike with my husband and two children almost every weekend. This trail is easy for us and the kids, it has beautiful views, but it's also challenging enough to make me sweat! Highly recommend!

hiking
2 months ago

An easy stroll with ups and downs yields beautiful views!

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent views, really easy trail. Cost $10 per car to get in.

walking
3 months ago

Nice walk. Highly recommend to visit the waterfalls nearby

walking
4 months ago

Family friendly, pedestrian heavy trail and lots of dogs. Late March stroll resulted in a few snowy patches.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful, well established trail - there was a bit of slippery snowy slush that hadn’t melted yet, but totally doable in hiking shoes. We brought our dog and we ran into plenty of fellow pups.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy loop with beautiful views

5 months ago

Closed for hiking, skiing only.

5 months ago

Great views of the Catskills. Breathtaking lake only 90 miles from the busiest city in the world. Great escape, highly recommend

6 months ago

Easy loop with well maintained trails and nice views.

hiking
9 months ago

Highly recommend this trail. Spectacular scenery all the way.It was an easy walk. Love it.

We biked the routes and enjoyed the views very much.

10 months ago

Amazing.

hiking
11 months ago

Very quick, however beautiful.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

hiking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Great trail for walking / hiking. Easy and scenic. There is a $10 entry fee so it pays to have an empire pass if you will be visiting often.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Great hike....

trail running
Monday, July 03, 2017

Great time, jogging was fantastic. Would do it again.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Came here with friends when the trails were icy so the hike was more challenging than we expected

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Nice trail to introduce a person to hiking at Minnewaska. Views of lake, rock ledges, and panoramic view of Hudson valley but not too difficult or too long.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

A beautiful place to clear the head! Beautiful Vistas. Make sure you venture out!

hiking
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

nice scenery, good hike around lake with many other good hiking trails too. $10 to get into park was a lil too much; $5 would be a good compromise

walking
Monday, December 05, 2016

This trail is a nice stroll with a few uphill parts. There are several spots to see beautiful views of the Hudson Valley and Catskills.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The views are amazing!

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