Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail

EASY 173 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

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
15 days ago

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

walking
27 days ago

Nice walk. Highly recommend to visit the waterfalls nearby

walking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

Easy loop with beautiful views

2 months ago

Closed for hiking, skiing only.

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

Easy loop with well maintained trails and nice views.

hiking
7 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.

7 months ago

Amazing.

hiking
8 months ago

Very quick, however beautiful.

9 months ago

hiking
9 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.

10 months ago

Great hike....

trail running
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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!

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

hiking
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.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Super easy hike around a lovely wooded swimming pond. The trail is a nicely graded and well maintained carriage road. There are lots of little overlooks onto the pond from the trail around it. The pond has a life guard and apparently harmless little leaches.

The main drawback is that it's pretty crowded. The closer of the two parking lots was already filled by the time we arrived at 11 am, so we had to park at the lower lot another mile or so away. Lots of people picnicking and barbequing by the upper parking area.

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Very exciting trail. Plenty to see and do! Many trails linking around the main trail (around the lake) each with many beautiful scenic sights! I will definitely be coming back to this trail to conquer the 8 mile trails! Lots of picnics and events going on. Great, fun day!

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