Schunemunk Sweet Clover Trail

MODERATE 72 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1548 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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28 days ago

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

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1 month 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!

1 month ago

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

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2 months ago

can't say enough about how much i love this trail. nice climb, gorgeous ledges, expansive views, varied terrain, cool megaliths, funky alpine shrubbery. i do a lot of hiking in new hampshire, and this is very reminiscent of that area- for a hike that's only an hour from NYC, this one hands-down cannot be beat. my absolute go-to hike when i'm in the area.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

One of my very favorites. Very run-able. Do not miss the megaliths.

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3 months ago

Fantastic views, waterfalls, streams; this hike has it all. There are a few times when you may get off trail so keep an eye on the markers. Wear good boots for water crossings and rocky inclines.

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5 months ago

I would rate this a little tougher than moderate, great views, water falls, maybe there's another trail that is easier , but for the most part it was fun and different, 9.5 miles by the time we were done.