Nellie Hill Preserve Red Trail Loop

EASY 1 reviews

Nellie Hill Preserve Red Trail Loop is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dover Plains, 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 November.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

Nice little jaunt through the woods, with some meadows at the end. I would advise hiking counterclockwise - getting the meadows at the end is a nice way to finish things. No real views, but a very pleasant stroll. When I went the trail was pretty clear and they have just removed some brush. There is a little blue trail spur that goes down to a small pond, which was fairly muddy. Would be a nice complementary hike to Dover Stone Church, which is just slightly up the road on the west side. There is a parking turnout on the east side of Rt. 22 with a sign - from there it's a slight walk uphill to the trailhead and info kiosk. There are a few white trails that cross the red trail and offer you the chance for shortcuts as well, but I didn't take any of them. No dogs allowed on the trail.