Layman's Monument Loop Trail

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Kaaterskill Wild Forest

Layman's Monument Loop Trail is a 3.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Haines Falls, 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 bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 3.5 km Elevation Gain: 153 m Route Type: Loop

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1 month ago

Great hike with some great views

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7 months ago

this is a very easy quick hike nice to do if you don't have a lot of time but if you do add the other scenic spot to this trail to make the hike great.

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9 months ago

It seemed a bit more moderate than easy to me. great trail, be careful on the return I missed the correct path and ended on the road. no big deal though.

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Wed May 15 2019

kaaterskill falls plus. rough terrain

Sun Jul 01 2018

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.

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