Pitching Point

MODERATE 41 reviews
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Pitching Point is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Windsor, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

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7 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike although the first mile on the white trail is boring. Multiple views from the blue trail are incredible though. Fall colors are just starting to peak and this will probably be gorgeous in a week or two. I'd definitely do it again. Clocked it at 4.34 miles though, not 3.6.

16 days ago

Great hike! Very steep at certain section! Missed the blue trail marker and reversed it! White to blue on the left instead of right! I think I preferred the trail that way instead of the way it's recommended! It's difinitely not 3.6 miles I clocked it at 5.4 miles starting from first parking lot on 9W going north! Not really any rock scrambling but many rock steps. Be careful of loose rocks especially going down and use bug spray. Take plently of water! I rate this a 7 out of 10. Great views!

hiking
16 days ago

Challenging hike... super views... be prepared to work...

24 days ago

it was a decent hike. the train was not too bad. my dog really liked it.

hiking
27 days ago

walking
28 days ago

Steep downhill walking at first but gets easier after. Walked past the marker for the trail, but back tracked not too far after since I read the other reviews here and had a feeling I missed it. Lots and lots of bugs flying around, I would recommend wearing some sort of bug spray. I brought my small-ish dog with me but had to carry her once we looped back and hit the steep part again. Had a great time and enjoyed the views, I'll definitely go back soon.

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2 months ago

Great trail, pretty walk through woods in the beginning and challenging rock scramble climb two thirds of the way through. Lots of cool terrain, colorful wild mushrooms and lots of blueberries. You follow the white to blue trail then back to white. Careful at the end that you go back to white and don't restart the loop like we did.

hiking
3 months ago

We must have taken the long way around because we clocked in at 5 miles or so. We found out almost at the end by some other hikers that there was a Trail we should have taken but it was unmarked and we hiked right past it. At one point it felt like it was never going to end! Being a 'newbie' I found it difficult and harder than Stairway to Heaven.