Schunemunk Sweet Clover Trail

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Schunemunk Sweet Clover Trail is a 6.9 mile loop trail located near New Windsor, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1548 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

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1 month ago

This is one of the worst hiking trails i ever been the very beginning of the trail seem to be not well take care in few words the grass was higher than me I will considered this trail hard to moderate which I like that will give you a great workout for sure plus when you will get to the very top part of the trail is very easy to get lost because the trail is not well marked so to make sure bring a map or gps

1 month ago

Started/ended at Otterkill Rd TH instead. It's always a nice walk over the double ridges. Beautiful day!

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Varied terrain from lightly wooded to walking on mountain ridge. We went up white blazed (i believe the sweet clover trail) and down the yellow/teal trail (Jessup trail). For an extra treat when you get to dark hollow junction at the top take yellow/teal trail (about 15 minutes) to the Megaliths. Coming down the yellow was very rocky ankles beware. The total elevation gain including the Megaliths was over 1800 ft (says my apple watch). The total hike took us 5 hours. Following the yellow trail down along the pudding stone was difficult at times. The use of AllTrails and GPS was very helpful. If you have the whole day the hike was very rewarding with beautiful views of the entire hudson valley throughout the hike.

2 months ago

vast views

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2 months ago

This hike will kick your ass. But it's worth every step and heavy breath you take!

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3 months ago

Wonderful trail, steep and more difficult than moderate in my opinion. Views at the top are gorgeous!

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3 months ago

Schunemunk Mtn is amazing! I took the Sweet Clover trail and it was a strenuous hike! About a mile into the hike the trail becomes very steep and rocky. I also saw two snakes on the trail. Also, the railroad tracks are ACTIVE Metro North tracks, so use caution when crossing them!

4 months ago

This is one of the highest peak in the Orange County ny

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