Popolopen Torne Loop

HARD 189 reviews
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Popolopen Torne Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Highland Falls, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1381 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

beach

forest

river

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

hiking
1 hour ago

This is my favorite trail to hide in the bushes and watch people

hiking
10 days ago

I would rate this hike as moderate. You are walking on fairly flat ground for most of the trail until you approach the mountain. One drawback of this trail is that you are hiking very close to the road. So, you can hear traffic which sort of disrupts the peacefulness of the trail. The view at the top of the mountain is great and there is plenty of flat rock to each lunch and sit.

surfing
14 days ago

One of the most beautiful swimming holes around and great cliff jumping but has gotten too popular over the last couple years. If you go be safe, watch out for rangers, and please pick up your damn garbage.

hiking
15 days ago

Marks are confusing. You hear loud traffic noise 80% of the time. Kids and teenagers are jumping off the cliff into the creek. Not exactly a peaceful hike.

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hiking
1 month ago

Three stars because from a naturalist's point of view, this loop stinks. You cross the road and walk the road multiple times, always hear the sound of traffic, and most of the plants are invasive species. However, great trail for exercise, more of a 5/5 there. I climbed the equivalent of 63 flights of stairs! A caution: unless you have the upper body strength to lift and move your entire body with your arms, take the trail to the right of the final mountain climb. To the left it progresses into rock climbing pretty quickly, which is something I didn't realize and wasn't prepared for. Great for a challenge, but just FYI. Also, snakes like to hang out on and under rocks, and while I didn't see snakes I saw quite a few skins, so be careful!

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hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike, not too difficult. At one point you have to pass under a hand rail, after Popolopen Torne, Other than the mountain it is a quiet walk through the forest with only a few inclines.

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