Photos of Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve Trail

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
928 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

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hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail and I personally love all the unleashed dogs being able to get in and out of the creek and explore. I’ve never had a problem with any of them. The sign says a dog must be kept under your control, not that it must be leashed. Obviously if a dog is not under your control or doesn’t greet people with civility you should use the leash.

The trail is easy until you get to some “stairs” a good way in. And there’s water for the dogs all along the way. But if you go up these stairs you lose the creek and it gets a lot more strenuous. So be prepared to take water for the dog with you if you want to hike the whole thing.