The Torne

MODERATE 270 reviews
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The Torne is a 1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Highland Falls, New York that features beautiful wild flowers 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: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: 479 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

NOTE: As of January 2020, hikers report that the parking area is closed for the season. Please read reviews for tips on how to get there.

Short and sweet, stunning views from the summit. Some light rock scramble, but very manageable :)

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

Agree with the person who said to park at 288 mine rd — the coordinates given by alltrails takes you to a lot that is closed off by a gate with a sign that says “closed for the season

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Great family hike (ages 9-15 all experienced, but doable for all ages). So you have options here. The parking area on Mine Rd is small with room for maybe 10 cars. We could not find the 2 trail entrance points. One is clear by the info kiosk and the other further up Mine Rd could not be spotted. We were advised to do the loop clockwise and that's what we did. As you head up the trail from the kiosk look for the blue blazes and take the one that veers off to the left (I'd say it is about 75 feet up past where you can pick up a walking stick.) That takes you straight up over many rock scrambles and somewhat challenging little climbs. Near the top we had some trouble getting up over the final steep climb. Instead we found a way around the left of it by hugging the rock edge and then getting to the more flat slabs at the top. A bit further and you are at the beautiful tribute to the fallen. Really breathtaking and meaningful. Views 360 for days. Leave your rock or memento and then head past the pile to continue on the blue trail along the slabs and eventually down. Use the ropes to descend as needed and follow blue all the way back to the kiosk. So your choice is: do you want to do the scramble and steep climbs or not? If not, just head right from the kiosk and come up the right side and then backtrack down. It reminded us of Pratt Rock and Storm King Mth/Butter Hill where you have a challenging start and then the descent around the loop is easier and you say to yourself, why didn't we just do the easy route there and back? Accept the challenge and go for it, but know you have two options! With multiple stops it took the fam about 2.5 hours to complete.

hiking
icy
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail Short and had to do climbing It was worth it Stunning views

hiking
scramble
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice though I wouldn't call it kids friendly... was very challenging and scary with an active 4yo. Views at the top were cool. As of today, foliage was before peak. Would probably be better views in a week or two.

hiking
4 months ago

Tricky trail in the beginning and the end because you have to cross the road several times. Nice hike, challenging, steep areas and some rocks to climb. Top of the monument was very nice, also good views.

hiking
scramble
4 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

I loved this hike!! There’s some substantial rock scrambling, but not too difficult if you take the trail clockwise. The views are stunning and truly panoramic. Very rewarding and worthwhile.

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

It’s was really fun but the rock faces were more difficult than expected

hiking
4 months ago

Fun trail.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail was a great little trail well marked in 90% of the trail towards the peak it was a little hard to follow at points but not bad at all. Go clock wise when you have the opportunity to break off and go to the summit. Counter is a harder scrabble down

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views

hiking
4 months ago

One of my favorite hikes! Quick and moderate, took me 1:15 to loop it. I didn’t do the rock scramble loop to the top, I went the other direction

hiking
4 months ago

I’m a senior. Right side of the trail loop is a nice little challenging half mile trail to the top. Gorgeous view. There’s also a memorial for service man who have given their lives for our country. The left side of the loop is extremely difficult very steep. Sometimes on shear rock .

hiking
bridge out
4 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

Busy trail but clearly marked. Short and easy scramble - great for dogs! We brought our 5 month old puppy for her first hike here, had lunch at the top and got some great views. Perfect hour and half hike! Will do this with baby in a hiking pack and dog next time

hiking
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

Awesome trail for a challenging & rewarding hike if you don't have a lot of time. Rain started on the way up and we got soaked on the top of the mountain, but it was still really picturesque on top. Especially love the monument to the fallen. The rain made getting down on the rocky side a bit dicey, so if you are not in the best of shape or aren't wearing hiking boots, definitely start out on the rock scramble and go down through the woods (go clockwise not counterclockwise on the loop). Much easier that way!

hiking
bridge out
scramble
5 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

recorded The Torne

hiking
6 months ago

I would highly recommend this trail! Nice climb up, beautiful views and memorial on top

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