Layman's Monument Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Twilight Park, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
501 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

3 months ago

We did the loop counter clockwise. First a steep grade down loose rock until we reached the monument. Then about a quarter mile of relatively level trail with multiple viewpoints into the Clove. Rather stunning views. Nice forest with interesting rock formations along the trail. Then steep upgrade (about 30%). Really not an easy hike. Eventually we came to a bridle path by which you return through hemlock woods. This part of the hike was boring. Overall I would say that if you are visiting Kaaterskill Falls and want to get away from the loud tourists for a couple hours on a vigorous hike, this is perfect. But you need hiking boots or good sneakers. It is not a casual walk.

hiking
4 months ago