Shaupeneak Ridge Trail

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Shaupeneak Ridge Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ulster Park, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.3 miles
246 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




6 months ago

10 months ago

Nice views. Great for a quick hike just outside Kingston

11 months ago

Completely snow covered, which is probably why I was the only on the trail. Beyond peaceful and beautiful.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

A great uphill hike from the bottom lot, or a nice walk around the lake from the upper lot. This is my go-to for hiking when I only want to be out for a couple hours.

trail running
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This trail was beautiful around sunset. Definitely a fun shorter trail that's a little rocky but very do-able for the amateur hiker. Worth checking out!

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

A lovely hike, not too long and with lots of options. We will def be back to try different trails. Extremely dog friendly, too. We took the blue to the red & really enjoyed the Hudson lookout. It took us 1.5 hours

Monday, September 19, 2016

Its was beautiful! The waterfall was my favorite part.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

This was a really nice hike. Started on White trail,in lower parking lot, to Red trail and then short distance on Blue trail back to the Red to White. White trail is a nice ascent up while the others were mostly flat.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

It was just ok! Easy walk.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

very pleasant. will do the red and white trails next for the views and waterfalls...

trail running
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

can catch a view of the ribbon of Hudson river at one point. mostly up and down through woods and some nice pond views as well. You're in the woods but not too far off the beaten track.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Did the white trail up and back. pretty decent hike with a great view from the top. will return soon.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

We loved how the trails interlocked each other. This allowed us to walk as much or little of the trails we wanted. Beautiful views off the red trail.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Undulating terrain and winding trails kept my interest. Did only the red and white paths. View of Hudson River and maybe CT and MA? Loose rocks and rock outcrops may be a hazard for youngsters. Will return to do other paths.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

This was really an enjoyable hike for a various group of people. We had beginners to advanced and we had a great time. If you looking for a quick hike, this is a nice one

cross country skiing
Saturday, December 12, 2015

It's a great beginner hike. Very dog friendly. Did have to check for ticks after the hike. The overlook and waterfall were worth the hike.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Really enjoyed this trail. It's very easy to navigate, includes a lake, scenic view, and a waterfall.

Monday, May 27, 2013

This is a "must do" if you are in the vicinity! Very easy and accessible 4 mile loop. Do all or some. Bike hike or walk your dog. Can be windy. Open dawn to dusk. Links with many other local trails. Rewarding signage of historical educational value. World class spectacular views for photo-bugs. I'll be back!

Monday, May 27, 2013

I traversed the trail from Rosendale to Gardiner. Very easy direct path with many opportunities to enjoy the surroundings. Rosendale bridge will be a great addition when done. NP is good place to stop for food/beverage ; so trail enhancement (construction ) at the Gardiner end. Many nice hikers and bikers along the way. No shelters, very few benches.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Great hike for young and old. Easy access from top or bottom. Most excellent view of river, bridge, and Poughkeepsie skyline. Rather secluded so bring a friend. Great addition to Walkway on the Hudson.

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