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.
dogs on leash
Adventurous trail next to roaring river when the snow is melting. Some signs can be easily missed. Nonetheless looking forward to doing this one again!
we couldn't circle around cause the signs were not consistent. The white and blue sign loop was routed to the white and red sign. Luckily this app was working offline with gps. It took us 3 hours to exit the loop.
Great afternoon hike. Have lunch on the summit!
fantastic views and nice memorial at the top. if you want to save a bunch of time walking through woods without any good views, park on mine dock rd. in the patking lot. grab a rock and bring it up to the top with you or make a rock sculpture.
Hiked this trail Christmas morning cool crisp and great views . Also looking at the man made monument and putting in prospective how lucky we are to have people who sacrifice it all for us to have these incredible views .
Fun walk up to the summit with beautiful views and a pile of rocks that people have carried up to the top. If you ascend the more northerly path, the descent is on some pretty steep rocks, but all part of the fun and a creek crossing on a bridge towards the end.
Fantastic trail that's not that difficult. We completed it in about two hours including stops to indulge in the scenary and take pictures. Make sure to take some water and snacks especilly if you are not use to hiking. Also don't get lost once you reach the very top. Depending on what side you climed up on you have to walk all the way across either to the ropes or by all the pilled rocks. The trail splits between the road if you go down the the side by the piled rocks. Once you reach the road walk across and keep walking up till you find the path. We had to go under the road side barrier for the blue trail and found the bridge below near the stream. There should be blue markers but make sure to keep your eyes peeled !
Good hike not difficult at all great views
This is a very very super easy route - great route but we did it under two hours walking very slowly
Nice hike for a fall day. Lots of flatter walking through the woods areas, and a challenging fun scramble up a steeper rocky area to get to the top. Beautiful views once you get there! Took the suggestion of some others and went up the steeper (further to the left on the trail map) side and came down the side w the ropes. If you want to skip the flat areas you can park by Mine road.
If you decide to do the whole thing, park at the overflow parking area for hikers just a minute down the road from Fort Montgomery which stays open past 5pm. It seems like since April 2016 the Fort Montgomery parking lot has been closed to hikers. You'll have to walk back to Fort Montgomery to find the trail head (light blue trail markers)
Also the bridge along 9W is still closed to pedestrians. Easiest way around this is to go back the way you came from Fort Montgomery along the blue trail.
We didn't realize it was still closed and took the red trail back and got around the closed bridge by crossing the rather busy highway, walking along the traffic circle, and then towards the Bear Mountain bridge. Right before you get to the bridge on the left hand side there's signs for the Appalachian trail and that takes you back down the gorge. Follow the blue and white stripe markers to a footbridge that takes you across the river back to Fort Montgomery area.
Nice trail with spectacular views