Taconic Crest Trail to White Rocks and Snow Hole

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Taconic Crest Trail to White Rocks and Snow Hole is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Petersburg, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
994 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Taconic Crest Trail is a 35.4 mile ridge trail that skirts along the NY/MA/VT borders with varied terrains and entry points. The Taconic Crest Trail is a 35.4 mile hiking trail in the Taconic Mountains. The trail extends from U.S. Route 20 in Hancock, Massachusetts, less than 1 mi (1.6 km) east of the New York border, north along the ridgecrest of the Taconic Range, first within Massachusetts, then weaving along the border of New York and Massachusetts and New York and Vermont, and ending in Petersburgh, New York on NY Rte 346, near the Vermont border. Much of the route has been conserved as state forest, conservation easement, or forest preserve. The trail has multiple entry points along the 35.4 mile length and has varied degrees of terrain and difficulty depending upon how much you choose to hike and which part.

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3 days ago

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8 days ago

Echoing prior reviews, this is NOT a hard/difficult hike. There's a bit of steep trail as soon as you start from the road, otherwise easy to occasionally moderate grade. Excellent when there's foliage and flowers, great when there's not because it opens up the views around you.

22 days ago

28 days ago

great trail for the family 5.9 miles just perfect for nice day hike. lots of great views and easy to moderate terrain. well maintained and marked trail system. make for a great day!!!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike and the snow hole is very cool! You can walk all the way down inside and cool off for a bit. This hike is not hard and should definitely be rated easy to moderate. There's a few steep sections but overall it's flat and easy. We saw a lot of families hiking with kids. Took us about 2 hrs total. As other people said, take note that the trail entrance is across the street from the parking lot, marked with a blue & white marker. There's was still a tiny bit of snow in the hole in the beginning of August!

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2 months ago

This was a nice hike. The crest peak views could of been better. Saw a bear about 1.5 miles in on middle of trail, that was great!!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Muddy at times, to be expected. Still snow in the snow hole.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Still has snow on 6/17.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Was a beautiful 8 mile out and back hike. Beautiful flowers and I loved snow hole. Moderate hike

3 months ago

We knocked this out in the pouring rain. Had a blast Dogs were a damn mess.