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Wiccopee Pass is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cold Spring, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, bird watching, and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 728 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Snowshoeing

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wildlife

Snow

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This is a hike for those who prefer not to have to wade through crowds of people. It does not have any incredible vistas (though there is one viewpoint on the southeast end), but is a pleasant ramble through one of the less-traveled parts of Fahnestock Park. There are lots of ups and downs, none of which are too steep. Park at/near the trailhead of Trout Brook Trail, then start walking up Trout Brook Road. At the intersection with East Mountain Road (0.5 miles), turn left. After another 0.1 mile, turn left onto the School Mountain Road Trail (white). At the 1.1 mile mark, turn left onto the Wiccopee Trail (blue), where you begin a gradual descent, with a few ascents interspersed. At 2.1 miles, the Wiccopee Trail turns left onto an old road. After another 0.1 mile, stay right at a Y-junction to continue on the Wiccopee Trail, shortly after which you begin a fairly steady ascent. At 3 miles, the trail name changes to the Charcoal Burners Trail (red), and, about 0.1 miles further, you reach a viewpoint to the east, which makes a great snack/break spot. Retrace your steps, and, at 4 miles, turn right onto the Trout Brook Trail (yellow). There will be ruins of a barn immediately on your left, after which you pass through overgrown farmland until you return to your starting point at 4.3 miles. Note that internet service is pretty spotty at the trailhead, so you may want to download the maps in advance. Also, it should be pointed out that East Mountain Road (particularly if you’re coming from the north) has over a mile where it is a narrow (one-lane), winding, steepish dirt road. Be prepared!

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Benedikt Kellner
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Note that, if you take a right after passing through the gate on the Trout Brook Trail, this leads past what was probably the ruins (mostly the chimney) of a farmhouse, then a little later a couple of benches, and, about 30 yards later, what appears to be the remains of a concrete sluice (with a very un-safe-looking bridge over it).

Helen Portnova
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Jim Brinkley
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Phil W
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Picked this trail because it seemed like it would be quiet even in the age of corona... The last review was 6 months ago by Joshua... so long ago... certainly this trail would be quiet right? Wrong. 16 cars at the trailhead. Which is pretty impressive given how off the grid this hike is. I bet on a normal day there might be one or two cars that come and go. Anyhow... it’s still a very nice “quiet-ish” hike. Lots of options to extend the hike and take other marked routes.

joshua marczewski
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nice easy hike, hard to get gps signals, so don't plan on recording your trip

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Ben Shour
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Great with Kids

Brian Krulish
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Perfect trail if you're searching for some solitude. Took the trout Brook connector trail to reach the Wicopee trail....hung a right eventually met up with the clove creek trail and the Wicopee ends at the junction with the School Mountain rd trail. Turned around and followed the trail back to the other end where it meets up with the Charcoal Burners trail with a nice eastern view ta boot. Saw a towhee three brown thrushes and a pair of yellow bellied sapsuckers. Very enjoyable... follow the blue blazes

Nina Mcgowan
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First to Review

Perfect trail. Some small inclines to keep it interesting. Nice and quiet for my dog and I!

Ross Alvord
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M Gaff
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Robert Polastre
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Michael Cassata
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Monda H.
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Bart S.
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Erica Higgs
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Benedikt Kellner
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matt williams
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Kathleen Castillo
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Brian Detlefsen
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Michael Cassata
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Mary Walsh
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Debbie E.
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Greg Canton
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Nick Rockwell
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Heather Ogden
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Steven O.
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Benedikt Kellner
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Brian M
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