Overmountain Conservation Area Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Millerton, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.2 miElevation gain374 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViewsWildlife
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Anne Arent
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It was a nice easy walk. We added to it by going left at the blue trail intersection. It wound up being a bit overgrown and eventually we had to turn around because of downed trees. If you stick to the trail as it is here, you should be fine. Bring bug spray for the woods!

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Samantha Leonard-Tilton
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Nice view. Relatively easy hike.

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Owen Summers
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A really lovely spot with variety. We started at the Round Ball Mountain access and connected through to the wide open meadows of Kite Hill.

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Average Jill
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There are three trailheads within the Overmountain Conservation Area. I’m not certain which trail this is referring to, but from North to South there’s the Fox Hill Trailhead, the Kite Hill Trailhead, and the Round Ball Mountain Trailhead. The trailheads provide a free colorful trail map that can get you on your way. But, remember to bring some cash, because there is a donation box. You can easily connect all three trail systems to make a full day of hiking. The hike along all three sections is relatively flat. Most of the trails are well marked, and fairly well maintained, but pay attention to turn offs in the meadows. All three sections offer a diverse range of habitats, from shaded wooded areas, to vast open meadows, to running brooks, and a pond. There’s lots of interesting stuff to see, and the views from the open meadows are breathtaking, especially on a clear day. Don’t let the flat terrain deter you if you’re looking for a challenging hike; What the trail lacks in elevation change, it makes up for in potential miles under foot, if you connect the three trails.

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Alexandra Hirsch
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William Gagnon
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Laura Zabriskie
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