Mount Utsayantha

EASY 18 reviews

Mount Utsayantha is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Stamford, New York and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
675 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nice views, easy walk You will be walking one mile along a dirt road. Along the way, you will see a granite marker for the alleged burial location of the local Indian maiden, Utsayantha. When you reach the top, there are several viewpoints. One is from a wooden platform used by hang-gliding enthusiasts. The most striking feature on the summit is the wooden building which was once an observatory and souvenier shop for tourists who visited the mountain (often taking a carriage ride to the top). There is also a firetower (which cannot be climbed) and several communication towers clustered on the summit. If you have time, you may also want to check out the Blenheim covered bridge and Minekill falls - both on NY Route 30.

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9 days ago

I drove up the road in my 4x4. Very bumpy, rocky, and some washed out places. Lots of communication towers at the top. It would be a nice easy hike also. Would be a great mountain bike road too!!

1 month ago

Hike a gravel road 1 mile easy cool area at top to hang with views another NY tower down

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2 months ago

Not much of a hike just going a mile up a road and back, but still a great hike to take just for the views near and at the top. You could drive the road to the top if you just want the views. Great spot for a quick picnic too. We also went blueberry picking over at Blue Sky Farms about 4 miles east on Route 23 towards Grand Gorge.

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2 months ago

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10 months ago

10 months ago

Great views. A steep trek up to the top. Walking is on a gravel rd

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11 months ago

11 months ago

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

great views and nice info and structures on top. climb the firewatch tower if it's still open! not many view on the access road up but at least that's short.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

"Trail" is actually a seasonal road. There may be other trails, but they are not maintained or marked.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Short hike, but steep. View is nice, but other towers block some of it from the fire tower.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Not a tough hike. Make sure to do this one in late May because the trail/road is very muddy and soft in April. Easy hike, the reason I'm giving it 3 stars is for the view at the top of the fire tower. The fire tower seems to sway but it's safe. Overall it's a good starter hike for the beginner or for a first season hike.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

nice views - great during the week when no one is around.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Fabulous views. The gravel road from the entrance is unpaved but drivable/cyclable - one lane in places, to be prepared to let on-coming vehicles pass. Although it would be doable by mountain bike, of course, it is a rough, steep road but not busy. As to trails there is only one very short trail from the park left at the top. Everything else has been reclaimed by the forest, in spite of the signage. The orange arrows are amusing. Whatever paths they are pointing to no longer exist. There is some interesting history explained at the park. Partridge Run is a much better choice for either hiking or biking, but the views from here are amazing. There is a view tower as well that makes the knees shake. The site has huge cell phone towers, which detracts from the experience.

hiking
Saturday, September 08, 2012

A nice, easy, short hike on a warm afternoon! No one was on the road and at the top was only 2 people. The viewed from the fire tower are awesome! If only the Observation building could be open and turned into something. Bed and breakfast?