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Teal Trail Loop is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Holmes, New York that features a lake 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 but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 757 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Fishing

Hiking

Snowshoeing

Bird watching

Running

Lake

Views

Wildlife

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Getting There

Park in parking area on Ludingtonville Road. There is a kiosk there with trail maps. Take the blue trail up to and around the lake or explore the many side trails. Hikers have reported that the Yellow Trail off of this route is currently closed.

Ludingtonville road off of interstate 84 exit 17, Carmel, NY

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Recordings (159)
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Maddie O
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Please respect the neighbors of Wonder Lake by keeping your dogs leashed and staying on trails and not coming onto private property.

Dan Behr
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Hiking

took my wife and I just under 3 despite taking a wrong turn and ending up on mooney rd. great hike, probably hard to run but doable. biking would be tough on the teal trail.

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Robert Polastre
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Samantha Frickle
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First time hiking it. Pretty decent trail but I didn’t find any “WOW” views. All considering I enjoyed my hike. Some areas on the north side of Wonder Lake were a bit brush. I had seen some reviews about ticks. However, I’m in the clear! I took precaution by treating my boots with Permethrin before hitting the trail, used bug repellent and kept my clothing wear tucked in. This trail WILL make you sweat (if you’re hiking on a sunny summer day). Initial incline but smooth sailing after the first quarter mile. Terrain is soft with many rocks along the way. A few spots off the trail allow you to take a moment to appreciate where you are at. Trail markers are superb. At the time of writing this white and yellow trails northeastward are closed off. It’s good for being in our backyard - have fun with it!

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Nancy Torres
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Aidan McGuire
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Too much noise from 84.

Ursula V.
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Hiking

I have to say that was one of the most beautiful trails I’ve walked. Totally recommend!

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Chris B.
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Very nice hike! Agree with all the other reviews, the varied terrain is fun, something different every half mile. We went counterclockwise, and did the teal blazed trail up to Laurel Pond, back on the White blazed (mostly an old roadbed) and then made a loop around the north part of the yellow trail (this part is open). A day after a significant rainfall, there were a few muddy parts of the teal blazed trail in the first mile but very passable. The north part of the the yellow blazed trail was *very muddy* for about 1/4 mile about 1.5 miles from the trailhead. We made it through, but be advised in case you go after the rain. On a sunny Sunday in the time of COVID-19, there were three cars in the lot around 8:30 am, when we were done by 11:30 am it was almost full (about 20 car capacity). We did pull quite a few ticks off our dog ... but not sure there's any way around that in the area.

christine stuart
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Great trail! Varied terrain, some elevation and nice view of the lake. Very few hikers on the trail (we hiked on a beautiful sunny Tuesday). We picked a few ticks off our dogs at the end but not too bad.

Joanne Amomonpon
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Michael Sweeney
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HikingMuddy

It is a really nice moderate hike of 5-6 miles. There are just two drawbacks: 1) The area must have been hit with a tornado as there were thousands of trees down. The Trail Association has done an amazing job but there are still a few closed trails. 2) I live in NYC, so I am sensitive to noise. The car hum from I-84 goes away in many spots, but it is there at the beginning, end, and some wind gaps on the trail.

Michael Koh
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Julianna R.
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Julie D
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Hiking

miles of solace. other reviews here about terrain are accurate. would definitely do this trail again.

Nicole Sedran
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Laura Ratliff
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Hiking

Fun trail! Dog loved it. Some traffic noise at first, but it quickly tapers off. The little lake is beautiful. We’ll repeat this one for sure, and I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a hike on the easier end with lots of variety.

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Nicholas Aiello
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Hiking

Nice hike... the first mile is the steepest then gets easier. Other then 1 guy ripping thru on a motocross bike, it was peaceful and tranquil.

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Anya Dicostanzo
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Hiking

Peaceful hike definitely recommend it

Lucia Philka
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Hiking

I love this trail, very well marked, yellow trail still closed but doesn't matter... very good for my training and my dog.

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Paul Toscano
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We love this trail. 1/4 mile from my house so we use it often. Trail is well marked and it makes you feel good. Many different routes to take.

Pk Tessler
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I enjoy walking here with or without the dog but there are a lot of downed trees at the moment. the yellow trail is shut down due to fallen trees.

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