Mianus River Gorge Preserve Trail

EASY 78 reviews

Mianus River Gorge Preserve Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bedford, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

no dogs

walking
1 hour ago

Dissapointed that it’s not all accessible, but was awesome for a first trail walk. Went early on a weekday and didn’t walk by a single soul. Very nice trail.

good hike. disappointed that the whole trail was not accessible.

hiking
22 days ago

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26 days ago

Very family friendly. Used this to get the kids interested in hiking. Gurgling river and the occasional waterfall make it interesting

hiking
28 days ago

What a wonderful place!! Place here everyday on my commute and decided to stop and explore today. The Mianus River Gorge is unlike anything in the area...old growth forest with hemlocks that are over 300 years old. The preserve was created in late 1953 by local citizens who saw the uniqueness of of the area and wanted to save it for future generations to enjoy. This was also the first land acquisition by the Nature Conservancy and also the first US National Natural History Landmark!! The trails are clearly marked and great for families. The Preserve closes at 5...I wasn't aware of this until a fellow hiker let me know. Highly recommend this hike

1 month ago

Clear markers, pretty trails, lots of birds, clean.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

It is an easy trail that is great for most kids (probably 5 and up), just need to be careful on the ledge of the gorge if taking the red trail. Has bathrooms in the parking lot. Mosquitoes can be rough around the area described as an amphibian breeding ground (makes sense since they eat them), just try to walk fast through there or spray yourself before. Saw a tiny snake but not much other wildlife.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Easy hike with some small changes in elevation, but otherwise it's pretty level. I hiked here in October with friends when the leaves were changing. The gorge was awesome- we went off the path a little bit to get a better view! I'd only suggest crossing the river when the water level is low like it was in October.

hiking
5 months ago

Great place to go hiking

hiking
5 months ago

Surprisingly fun for an "easy" trail. Climbing up roots and rocks and step-stoning over streams gave it the deep woods feel and the views and waterfalls were a bonus. Definitely up for a second trek.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

It was this trail that initially got me into hiking. Having hiked in the rocky mountains, italian alps, austrian alps, swiss alps, the adirondack high peaks, and blue ridge mountains since then this trail although a bit less dramatic is none the less a trail of suprises and breathtaking sights.