Under Cliff Trail

MODERATE 91 reviews

Under Cliff Trail is a 6.2 mile loop trail located near Philipstown, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1998 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

scramble

hiking
1 day ago

I started this hike from the beginning of the Under Cliff trail in the Nelsonville Nature Preserve, saw 2 pileated woodpeckers and 2 bluebirds as soon as I stepped onto the trailhead. To access the trail from here turn on pearl st off of 301 and take it to the end, there's a parking lot and a kiosk at the trailhead. Hike was approximately 9 miles round trip this route. Followed the yellow trail to white to blue to red and back to yellow. Not many views because of the snowstorm but absolutely serene as the snow fell in the woods

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9 days ago

1 month ago

It is a wonderful place for good hiking

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Easy to get to, aerobic climbs and nice views.

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This was an out & back photo hike.

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5 months ago

Beautiful long day. White - Blue - Red - Yellow - White. Starts out pretty difficult, mellows after Bull Hill. The elevation gain coming back is easy comparatively speaking. Encountered 3 fairly large black racers on the start of the yellow coming off red. Ruins were interesting. Views on Undercliff Yellow were stunning.