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Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Patterson, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.2 mi Elevation gain 1,338 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Blowdown

Bugs

Muddy

Over grown

Rocky

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Reviews (292)
Photos (215)
Recordings (258)
Completed (403)
Kris Piacenti
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Hiking

This was tough with two major hills. Beautiful trails and 9/11 memorial, waterfalls and climes.

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Jennifer Port
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Hiking

it started to get incredibly buggy after we got away from the stream, so turned around and headed down the stream. Added in Great Hollow trails which are fun (meadow, raspberries, stream) and lead back to the parking lot. highly advised doing this trail when it has not rained a lot, because it gets very muddy.

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Johnny C.
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Timothy Bova
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Hiking

Make sure your phone is charged if ur following the alltrails app because without it it’s very challenging to find your way but overall amazing hike

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Denis Mancia
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Hiking

Lovely trail !

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Amanda Barreto
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Hiking

Nice trail for a nature walk. Able to hear lots of birds and small animals in the grass around. Cute waterfall. Only one semi scenic view.

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Becky Sumber
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Hiking

i did this loop before and the blue trail is rough. i wish all trails had the other trails marked - i explored the green trail but it loops around so much it got confusing. i opened up a map from the website and that helped. also, there appears to be another parking area a mile or two down the road that’s almost never full. the lot all trails directs you to fills up on weekends by 10am.

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Julie P
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HikingBugs

Nice around the water, not great view but nice beginning along water

Ray Zito
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Hiking

From entrance to viewpoint. Followed blue trail to white. Half steep half moderate incline.

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J Busta
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HikingBugsMuddy

Wasn’t what i expected at all According to the reviews It was 99% woods I followed the recorded path And “Eh” Won’t be back .

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HikingLife NJ
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HikingBugs

This is a All woods trail no good views good workout if you go clockwise wouldn’t ever come back again for a 2nd time boring idk how people gave this 4-5 stars for what??? There’s nothing to see!!!!

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Irene Irene Frohlich
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Go clockwise and start off the with steep incline. Less foot traffic and more of a workout. we saw some big birds going this way.

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Jamon Clark
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stroller worthy to the falls, nice hike, nature's playground at it's finest

Jess Langkafel
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Hiking

Beautiful trail to waterfalls, easy

Rachael Doughty
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Diane Vanacore
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Hiking

Highly recommend this trail. A lot of trails that cross and beautiful sites. Dogs welcomed!!

Lan Lee
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Hiking

Great place to hike during the weekend

Marjorie Sobylak
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Hiking

no bugs only a little mud nice hike

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Kayla Downs
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Hiking

My fitbit said from parking lot to parking lot it was 7 miles and it took me 3 hours exactly. It was just an alright hike for being in that part of NY. The loop was long and pretty moderate except the west side of first half the figure 8 trail it shows was quite a steep incline. The trail was hard to follow due to lots of interceting trails and the lookout was only okay. I hiked it on April 25th and many parts of the trail were also very muddy and hard to pass. This trail also didn't allow good views of the waterfall (yes, the stream) without going off trail. Fine hike to kill some time and get a workout but nothing fantastic.

Tracy George
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HikingBugsMuddy

Beautiful trail! So missy and lush right now, especially after rainfall. Clockwise from the small trailhead parking lot was great for a workout. Get there early, as with all trails are filling up thanks to pandemic. Many non-hiker hikers as the day goes on.

Becky Sumber
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Hiking

Took me about 3 hours, without more than a 5 minute break. I took this counter clockwise, and I would recommend that over going clockwise. The incline on the clockwise blue trail from the parking lot is very intense. It's hard enough to go down, I wouldn't want to go up. I definitely needed the All Trails map, I would have gotten lost at least 8 times without. There are many trails in this system, but I followed the All Trails loop because the rest of the trails were not displayed on the app. In early April there were definite muddy spots along the trail but it wasn't that bad.

Sara W
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Tristan Coolbeth
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Hiking

Great trail with portions of steep and rocky terrain as well as stretches flat and easy walking. couple of good views. many intersecting trails can make it difficult to stay on course

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Ryan McCormick
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Brett D.
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Hiking

Great trail. Little longer than expected.

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