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Timp Torne Loop Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tomkins Cove, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. 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: 6.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,788 feet Route Type: Loop

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bird watching

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Start at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area and hike into Bear Mountain State Park via the Fawn trail. The Fawn trail intersects the Timp Torne trail which you can follow South up the ridge leading to Western Mountain then turn East towards Jones Point overlooking the Hudson River. When you reach Timp's peak, you have a great (distant) view of Manhattan. Bring food and water!

hiking
18 days ago

Saw big rat snakes, Wild Turkey, deer, and much more. Very steep, not ideal for backpacking but we persevered :-) If you’re going from the East (9W) just be aware that the sun will beat down on you as you are ascending in the morning to midday hours. There is less shade on this trail than you realize, and you feel it in the summer. Great hike though!

hiking
1 month ago

Tough trail! Definitely an 8 miler according To my gps. Tough terrain wear Good shoes

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1 month ago

Great views of the Hudson River and Bear mountain bridge, foggy morning and very humid/hot

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1 month ago

Beautiful views. Very rocky! Definitely wear good hiking boots. More like 8 miles

Strenuous hike through and through. There's a lot of uphill to traverse in the beginning. Some cool landmarks along the way (stone bridge, cave). Flattens out at times to make it feel like a nice walk through the woods. Some nice view points of Verplanck and Indian Point on the way up. The view at the top is beautiful and can see NYC with the naked eye (awesome with binoculars). Also possible people camped at the top as I saw the remains campfires. Didn't do the loop due to time constraints but have done a part of it before as it connects to bald mountain. There wasn't too much else to see in the loop area I did so would recommend it only if you want to make the hike longer and more strenuous. Edit: Also ignore the red mark across the hudson my GPS must've freaked out for a second. May have affected the mileage on my recording

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely steep in the beginning, but worth the NYC view at the top! We skipped the loop and just went to the look out point and back.

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1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Uphill all the way

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1 month ago

Well marked. Not too crowded. But saw two big snakes!!

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rocky
1 month ago

It was like doing a spartan race

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scramble
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Great hike! Great escape from the city. Not many people out. Parking available on 202. Awesome views!

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1 month ago

Good incline. Trail markers get confusing during the timp loop. Very rocky at times.

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1 month ago

Great trail scenic fun challenging enough. Lots of ups and downs. Beginning seems tough. I would suggest not looping the second part of the loop is boring. Once you get to the highest peak better to just go back. We recorded our hike it ended up being 8 miles instead of the 6.8 listed. But other than that great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

The juice is worth the squeeze.

It was beautiful the scenery. Very challenging too! Be prepared for uphill. Worth the view .

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rocky
1 month ago

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2 months ago

Plenty of parking roadside. Entrance to trail is off main sign for red/white trail to the left. Went a little off trail to get to the top. Be careful for larger snakes. Slightly difficult but great trail and views overall.

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rocky
3 months ago

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rocky
3 months ago

Went yesterday (3/18) during this self-isolation period and it was just that! Saw maybe 10 people the whole hike. I skipped part of the loop because I left late and was worried about daylight (finished at 6:30): stuck to the left side of the loop, up to the top of Timp and back the same way. Cut off about 1.6mi. Trail was a good mix of rocky and smooth terrain. Good uphill spots - wouldn’t say any part was really a scramble. Always leveled off or dipped back down tho before becoming too challenging. Quiet trail made for lots of wildlife, including 3 white tail does about 40 yds in front of me. Red tail hawk as well, and 3 turkey vultures who seemed to follow me for a while. Neat cave about 20 mins in. Great hike. (Took about 2.5 hours out-and-back, but note I did not do the rest of the loop.)

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6 months ago

Pleasant day hike. With foliage down, there are great views up and down the Hudson river, but a lot of views of the Indian point power plant. Trail is typical for the area - a well maintained mix of steeps and flats with lots of lichen covered rock (was a bit slippery the day we were out because of the recent rains). There was a large cave about 1/3 of the way up that we didn't venture into because it was flooded that day. Large parking area. At a modest pace, it took us about 3 hours with a lunch break at the top.

hiking
9 months ago

It was a less trafficked trail but the views were not that stunning as compared I have seen in other similar trails. It took a ya about 4 hours.

hiking
10 months ago

-neg: too many sections of either old road or atv trails. also some sections of trail(only hiking) is covered with man made pulverized stone which is very ugly. +pos: sum sections of hiking trail r fun scramble dancing, hardly traversed by many people fun. would like to maybe explore other options to skip the sections i dislike or think r boring.

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rocky
11 months ago

This is a great trail. Parking is roadside. Get there early. Semi steep ascent but smooths out 1/2 way up. Great views. A must in this area.

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11 months ago

The first bump of elevation gain is barely enough to get the heart going. Inescapable noise of society: traffic, trains, and manufacturing throughout the whole trail. If I didn't ride my bike to the trail I would of left bored and frustrated.

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