Vroman's Nose Loop Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Middleburgh, New York that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.7 miElevation gain456 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingrunningForestViews
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It is one of NY State's most popular hiking destination with spectacular views from many rock outcrops on the top of steep cliffs. The main trailhead for Vroman's Nose is a large grassy parking area off West Middleburgh Road. There is a sign for the busy parking area. From the parking area, follow the old woods road toward the right and immediately begin to climb. The overall elevation gain for this hike is 485 feet, but the grade is gentle enough with some steep sections. After 0.25 miles the trail leaves the old woods road to the left (reroute in 2012) and still climbs. At 0.4 miles reach the junction of another trail on your left. This is a newer loop trail that this loop hike follows and will be your return trip. Soon the aqua blazed Long Path comes in from the right to join the main Vroman's Nose Trail. There is a campsite for Long Path backpackers near this junction. Now you've reached the top, or as it is sometimes called "The Dance Floor". Enjoy your walk along the edge and at 0.9 miles reach the last outcrop before the trail begins a quick steep descent. Some people turn around here and return the same way, which allows you the opportunity to enjoy all the views again. Our hike has you going down this quick steep pitch. At 1.0 miles reach a trail junction on your left. The main loop and Long Path continue straight, steeply descending. However, turn left and follow this new level trail. At 1.4 miles reach the junction of the main Vroman's Nose Trail and turn right. This was the trail you took up the hill. Now descend down the hill. Follow the well maintained and well used trail back to the parking area. The overall distance for the hike we described is 1.8 miles.

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nicole moore
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eric osinskie
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Michael Burdick
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a little icey wish I had spikes and a pole

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Nutza H
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Spikes were very helpful, it was slippery, there is a small uphill.

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Jerry L
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Nice view. Covered with snow. some spots are icy.

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Mike Field
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Sean Jaynes
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Nice hike. Visibility was low today. Still could see some pretty views.

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Jazmyn Azure
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My 3 year old son loves this hike. Fantastic views!

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Emily Chan
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Really nice and easy hike! A bit steep at points but nothing too crazy

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Sammie Hight
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HikingMuddy

I really loved this hike. Really easy and the views were amazing. Went thanksgiving day so I was the only one on the trail. Only downside... trash found throughout the trail, mostly used masks and water bottles. I understand everyone is trying to get outside given the current pandemic, but please take your trash with you.

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Bryce Mazur
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I really enjoyed this hike, it was more of a relaxing walk through woods than a hike. The only part that has much elevation gain is when you're nearly to the top flat area, so the last 1/4 mile or so. Wasn't busy when I went, but seemed like it could be a busy hike on sunny days. Would be a good spot to go bring a lunch or picnic and hang out at. Would've been 5 stars, but from the top you do hear a good amount of highway noise to detract from the nature.

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Mark Phillips
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Great views along the ridge, descending could be sketchy if it’s muddy. Saw a LOT of other people at the top.

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E T-D
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Great old trail, in pretty good condition today. Views were beautiful, as usual. steep on the down-side after the cliffs if you go that way, but there does exist a sign discouraging that descent. If you choose to ignore the sign, just watch out for deep leaves and a steep but fairly short descent to complete the loop.

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Tre Casullo
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Nice easy trail. Steep at the top. A quickie to get your blood pumping. Very nice antique place in Middleburg area if you’re keen

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Eddie Mayas
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Amy Losee
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great afternoon hike.

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Monica Ravreby
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Awesome early November 70 degrees...easy loop to beautiful views. Hiked up while on a nice 20 mile bike ride! Perfect day’

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Joseph B
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Nice walk and great view at the peak.

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John Kee
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awesome a little steep at times for young kids

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Aumma Aumma 1912
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It was a moderate hike. The views were beautiful, especially during the Fall splashes of orange & red everywhere. it is kid friendly as long as said kid is over the age of 7. Trails can get narrow @ times and at the top it is a steep drop so kids younger have to be closely watched.

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Maureen Stadnik
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Beautiful!!

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Kevin Stadnik
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Awesome foliage on this trail. Fairly short hike with some steep inclines but pretty easy overall.

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Jim Guarino
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It was a nice fall day to take the kids for a hike. They enjoyed a hot chocolate treat at the overlook.

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Molly Maron
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sarah guenther
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Beautiful trail! It relatively short with some great views. I'd recommend going in the morning, unless you are aiming for sunset as the sun is right in your face in the afternoon at the top. I'd also mention that while going to the left around the loop has a longer steep section, both directions have some steep climbing. The left is more of a dirt slope, while the right is rock "steps". I'd imagine that dirt slope would be treacherous if it's wet!

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Audrey guan
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