Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail

EASY 157 reviews

Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail is a 2 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.

2.0 miles
213 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


2 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.

3 months ago


4 months ago

Very quick, however beautiful.

5 months ago

5 months ago

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.

6 months ago

Great hike....

trail running
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

8 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

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!

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Amazing views, easy hike great in all seasons!

Monday, October 24, 2016

wonderful views

Saturday, October 22, 2016

beautiful waterfall you can stand behind
a lovely place

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

very easy, very mellow, minimal grade - took it begin and end Gertrude's Nose Loop - nice views of Lake Minnewaska.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Easy... But a quaint, peaceful, uplifting hike... Always an enjoyable hike

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Very mellow hike and great for all levels. Impeccably maintained trails (almost too done up for me as I like a little ruggedness!) and gorgeous views with multiple swim spots. My only big problem was the sheer popularity of the trail. I'm always seeking a little solitary time on the trail and wasn't fully prepared for how crowded it would be! I recommend going late or early in the day or spring/fall.

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