Ninham Mountain MUA Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews

Ninham Mountain MUA Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carmel, New York that features a river 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.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
364 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

bugs

muddy

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

if youre looking for a quick hike with a good view this is it. stay on the gravel road and it will take you to the fire tower. it's a gradual incline to the tower but not bad.

1 month ago

This trail gets very crowded at times and people do not always carry out their trash. Dog friendly, but be aware of broken glass at base of fire tower region and at the several fire pits where people drink at night.
WEAR HUNTER ORANGE - this is a multiple use area that is used by hunters using guns. Use hunter orange on your dogs and keep them on leash. Zero views if you don't climb the tower. The "river" is shallow and barely flowing during drought. Lots of ticks. Horse flies during season.
Bikers. Some are polite; others not so much.
It's an easy hike unless it's humid or slippery. If you only take the road and not the trails it's very quick.

mountain biking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

So far I've only walked up the half gravel/half paved path to the fire tower. The walk up from the parking area is steep so it's best to be prepared for it. The path cuts through most of Mt. Ninham, however does not offer any views of the valley. The fire tower is 82'6"ft high and not for the faint of heart. Beware of impending weather as rain storms/wind storms have higher strength gusts at the top of the tower. The views from 1/2 way to the top of the tower are all spectacular and I've walked this multiple times. Path to the fire tower is on the right of the parking area that is off of Gypsy Trail Rd. in Kent, NY. Beware the road to the parking area is steep and narrow and many people will speed on their way down.

hiking
2 months ago

great trail for a beginner. little bit of a steep climb in the beginning but had spectacular views from the Fire tower (definitely not for faint of hearts).
way down take the unpaved trail to the right of tower.

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trail running
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8 months ago

Nice short hike to the top. Views from the fire tower are spectacular!

hiking
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