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Tusten Mountain Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Narrowsburg, New York that features a river 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: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 488 feet Route Type: Loop

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From Rt. 97, drive .3 miles on Crawford Road to the access to the parking area on the right. Park in the lot. Walk out the north end of the parking area on Tusten Road which runs parallel to the river. Tusten Road which is only open to vehicle traffic from April to December. In about .2 miles you will cross a stone arch bridge. Follow the red TMR (Ten Mile River) and yellow (Scouting symbol) blazes along Tusten Road until a sign points to the right where the trail enters the woods on the right at about .7 miles. Along the way you will notice a lean-to and tent camping area. There is also a quarry, the first of many, on the right side of the road. As soon as you turn into the woods you will find the register box for the trail. Turn left at the register box and hike to about 1.1 miles. You will gain most of your elevation to this point. Watch for another quarry on the left in the woods as the trail start to level. At about 1.2 miles you should come across a sign that points to the lookout which is just ahead after a short climb. From the lookout you can see the Delaware River in the distance. Continue on the trail and down the other side of the hill. There will be various small quarries along the way. At about 1.4 miles there will be a large pile of stone on the left from a quarry further up the hill. At the base of a short descent will be another quarry on the right. Turn left and the trail will continue north briefly and then make a nearly 180 degree turn to the south to head back to the trailhead. Along the way you will notice DEC signs that mark the area on the right as “Restricted”. At about 2 miles a trail will come in from the right. Continue on the main trail back to the register box at 2.5 miles. Turn left and walk south along Tusten Road for .6 miles to get back to the parking area.

This was a really nice easy loop. A few points where it is easy to get lost so follow trailmarkers.

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muddy
8 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Nice trail! Some steep spots! Not sure why it says 1.6 miles as it was 3.3 miles to the top Mountain View!! Will do again!

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rocky
23 days ago

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muddy
24 days ago

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25 days ago

A local favorite. Nice during the week when there’s very few people there

hiking
25 days ago

Went on a friday afternoon. Not a single soul on the entire trail. Quick and not too easy but also not too hard. View at the top is nice on a clear day and some interesting rocks along the way. Definitely recommend.

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rocky
1 month ago

Great trail!! We did the whole loop with our 7yr old and 9yr old and they did great. And we did it without hiking boots, probably would’ve been easier with them. The trail was a little muddy, but the muddy parts were easy to get around. I also chose rocky but it wasn’t really that bad. Trail had some steep parts but again, it was nothing my kids couldn’t handle (only their second hike). The scene for the overlook alone made the hike worth it. It was a beautiful day and there were hardly any pesky bugs, it rained for about 10 minutes but under the canopy of the trees we barely got wet. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five was because I just wish the trail followed along the Delaware River more but we knew that before we started. Overall it was a great hike and we definitely will be going back. I hope this review is helpful

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bugs
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

be careful. slippery rocks

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

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muddy
1 month ago

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blowdown
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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Very enjoyable hike. Took 6 year old and 2 year old today. Parked at the bridge, followed the gravel road to the trailhead. Took the trail counter-clockwise. A few muddy spots and definitely needed to help the two year old on inclines and declines. Overall I found the trail well marked- if you don’t see your next yellow marker, you probably missed a turn; it is fairly easy to miss a few of the turns if you aren’t paying attention. Definitely more beautiful than we expected, very clean and peaceful. Saw a few snakes sunning, nothing poisonous. Took about two hours after spending 15 minutes at the summit. I would recommend this hike. Perfect for the kids.

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2 months ago

Good

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muddy
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Good

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3 months ago

The trail was OK, we got lost and followed what looked like a trail until it abruptly ended and then climbed up to eventually find the trail again.

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3 months ago

Good little hike with a nice overlook

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rocky
3 months ago

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muddy
rocky
5 months ago

A nice, semi-mountainous hike. There were spots on the lower part with large standing pools of water. The back side of the hill did have some loose spots of mud and scrim. Our dog loved it, but watch for people who like to let their pets run unleashed.

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