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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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 259 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

skiing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful lake with easy and well maintained trail.

hiking
9 days ago

Easy meditating trail, Great view!

hiking
9 days ago

We just finished walking around this beautiful lake, nice view from the rocks, easy walk. Highly recommended.

hiking
9 days ago

Panoramic views of the lake and a lot of hidden gems on this trail!

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful lake in every season, easy trail.

hiking
10 days ago

Very nice and calming trail. Extremely easy. This isn’t the place for you if you’re looking for a challenge.

hiking
12 days ago

Got here at 8:30 on a Tuesday, we were the first car to arrive, weren’t allowed in until 9. Parked at Upper lake parking lot to get on the trail for gertrudes nose. Some construction going on so took a while to park but go on the trail by 9:30. Went counter clockwise on trail. Beautiful vistas, some nice rocky scrambles but easy trail. Not too crowded. Not a lot of shade on the mountain ridge, bring sunblock! Trail feels a bit manicured with its carriage roads, but you can’t beat the views!

hiking
16 days ago

beautiful as always!

hiking
snow
21 days ago

30 days ago

Easy little loop with great views, big drop-offs so be careful with little children (we kept ours in strollers)

hiking
fee
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful & super easy to do. Had to pay a fee to hike though which stinks but hopefully the money goes to the park.

hiking
1 month ago

It was beautiful! The views are amazing.

hiking
over grown
private property
1 month ago

Very fun! There’s not much to say about walking around the lake, besides that it’s beautiful, but there’s also a nice overlook that you can go to. The loop around the lake is very simple and peaceful when construction isn’t happening. The only bad thing is that people put their dog poop in plastic bags, and don’t just put the poop in the woods where it can become part of the ground.

hiking
1 month ago

Simple but always worth getting up here to go for a quick hike around the lake

2 months ago

Easy walk around a lake

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike!

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is fairly easy and well maintained with los of spots to stop along the way to take everything in. Highly accessible and would be great for all ages. I’m looking forward to venturing back to this place in the warmer months for additional hikes!

hiking
icy
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent easy trail. Good for kids and elderly. Lots of great views all around. Picnic area with benches. Well marked, clean with bathroom facilities throughout.

hiking
icy
muddy
3 months ago

Nice trail. Showed up at 10am in mid February and it was very quiet and peaceful. Very easy trail. Gets very icy if you go on other trails but this one is not so bad. We ended up breaking off halfway to explore a tougher carriage trail to add some spice to the hike. Once we made our way back to this trail (around 1pm) there were a ton of people! Nice views overall. Will come back to try some tougher trails!

hiking
icy
muddy
3 months ago

I did this trail yesterday with my family. It was icy but the ice was melting away. Very enjoyable, wonderful for dogs, children and even the elderly. 10$ for parking, it also has 3 portable restrooms at the beginning of the hike.

hiking
icy
snow
3 months ago

Great Hike. Very easy. A bit icy with some snow .It snowed a bit halfway through the trail. Lake iced over.

hiking
icy
snow
3 months ago

Easy carriage path. Beautiful views.

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