Popolopen Torne Loop is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Highland Falls, New York that features a lake 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: 4.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,135 feet Route Type: Loop

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forest

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Note: This trail begins and ends by crossing the bridge on 9W. If you do not wish to cross the road, you can alternatively take the Twin Forts trail from the parking lot and loop around to walk on the trail next to 6 and 9W (walking along the traffic circle). You will have to walk by roads on either route you decide to take.

hiking
scramble
4 hours ago

Look for a blue blaze! It took me a little bit to find the trail. It’s right before the bridge. The parking lot the app took me to was closed but I drove a half mile more to the additional parking lot and it was almost full by 930. Beautiful view and fun scrambling!

hiking
7 hours ago

The hike was well marked and the trails were clear. It was very crowded which is why only 4/5 stars. Loved the history of the trail on the plaques at the end.

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

Amazing trail ! We got there early and enjoyed the morning crisp air . Once you get to the top you get an amazing view . We went of the trail a couple of times but we were able to see the river really close.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
5 days ago

Awesome trail. Went clockwise, and did go a little off trail when walking by the water. But just climbed up to get back into the path and added to the fun. Scramble is straightforward. Getting to the war memorial on Memorial Day was a humbling experience. The 2nd half on the way down was leisurely and mostly through the woods, so you can have some peace since the trail isn’t as packed as others.

5 days ago

Moderate hike.

hiking
5 days ago

Trail markers were a little confusing in some parts- I thought we were following blue markers counterclockwise and went out of the way like 3 miles and ended up hiking 10mi total! But awesome trail- to get to the top some high rocks to scale. People had dogs and children up there which I thought wasn’t the greatest idea. But def a difficult hike in some spots! Beautiful views! No cell service in some areas so this app won’t work to guide you!

hiking
5 days ago

great views at the top and decent hike overall, not too difficult but not easy either

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muddy
rocky
scramble
5 days ago

fun hike along a river then climb up rock scrambles to the peak. went clockwise (red to blue). not as crowded as bear mountain loop

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bugs
scramble
6 days ago

This was a great trail. A few unmarked trails to pass by but overall it was easy to navigate. Lucky enough to be there on Memorial Day weekend which made it extra special. The memorial at the top makes this a pretty amazing experience. For sure a can’t miss if you are in the area.

hiking
7 days ago

Worth it once we got to the top! My kids dipped their feet in the stream after a great summit:)

hiking
8 days ago

This was one of my favorite trails yet! The route is extremely beautiful, not to mention the rewarding views when you get to the top. I love a challenge, and there were definitely a few presented during this hike. The creek along the bottom of the mountain is beautiful as well. My friend and I veered off down a steep side trail to get closer to the creek, and it was absolutely gorgeous and tons of fun! Highly recommended trail for those who like to get a workout in, while enjoying the challenging uphill climbs and scenic routes.

hiking
rocky
scramble
12 days ago

Great trail. Lots of scrambles and steel uphill climbs with a view that’s worth it at the end. There is a parking lot, and you can start the trail by either crossing the bridge or by taking a trail from the parking lot (a rocky stairwell that leads up into the woods). Follow the blue trail markers.

hiking
scramble
13 days ago

Loved this trial. It was my first time hiking and I don’t even work out but I am somewhat in shape. I was able to do it but this trail is definitely not for everyone. If you have any sort of breathing problems don’t even try it. Other than that, amazing views and very fulfilling. I found it harder to go down from the mountain

hiking
13 days ago

Didn’t do the hike up to the Torne because of the non-recorded detour up and back the bridge. Super nice and shady, could be good on a hot day.

hiking
13 days ago

Start this trail by the historical fort Montgomery area and do it clockwise so you go up the most difficult of rock scrambles. The trail up (clockwise) paralleled a river but also a parkway sometimes. Then you eventually reach the rock scramble. Arrive to the top and find a war memorial. Hang out up top and then head down the other side and there’s a lesser rock scramble to go down. And then you walk parallel to the river again and eventually out. Be sure to explore the area past the visitor museum for fort Montgomery as there is a nice footbridge to cross over there and hangout with views of the bear mountain bridge and a railway. Not a hike for dogs bc the scramble up top is hard but there exists a way to eliminate the scramble but that also eliminates all the views.

hiking
muddy
14 days ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
14 days ago

bugs
rocky
scramble
15 days ago

great hike with a variety of scenery, beautiful panoramic views of the Hudson river and a creek with Rapids and water falls running along most of it. very rocky and a little steep at times. a lot of bugs not to busy and decently marked Would definitely return

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful views and amazing stream! We went up the blue trail and down the red. Poorly marked and super rocky, however I can’t wait to do it again.

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