Fun hike. Easy to moderate. The rock scrambles put the hike in the moderate zone. A couple of decent views. From the highest elevation you'll see an expansive landscape, but it's peppered with homes and some commercial buildings. The "castle," which is really a tower, is interesting, but no wow factor.

The hike was pretty awesome. Some climbing lots of rocks, beautiful views and it was an overcast day. Bring your bug spray and plenty of water. The castle was cool, so worth it. Took a little over 3 hours, 1400 feet of elevation, 6.78 miles ! Enjoy and yes I’d recommend . Saw only one single hiker. Great way to escape the quarantine .

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rocky
3 days ago

Great views on this hike! So many places to stop and we loved that it ended with a flat mile on the pavement. It was pretty rocky along the trail and muddy at one point but overall a great hike!

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off trail
rocky
scramble
5 days ago

Great hike. Some nerve racking moments hiking with young kids but they pushed through like Champs! Beautiful views at lots of different points. I will absolutely hike again in the fall for the foliage. I agree with another reviewer about popping up in someone's backyard. A trail (that looked as if we were on the right one according to the map) towards the end of the Ragged Mountain loop led us directly into the yard of an elderly couple and their very excited six month old pup. Super sweet couple offered us a ride back to our car since it was so far away (we politely declined) and then let us walk through their yard and down their driveway (half of the driveway is the trail before it cuts off into the woods lower down). Overall, loved this trail!

Great Time! Traveled from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. It was worth the trip! clean lots of trail options the trek up to the castle was something else very challenging when it got to the rocky paths climbing up towards the castle but with the right attitude you will make it. My 9 year kicked and screamed but she got through it. Just take your time and enjoy nature. We had a picnic once we got back down by the spring lakes where the geese ducks and pigeon played. The only one thing that was annoying was the people we were social distancing from decided to start their car and blast their music with doors open. I think there should be signage and park staff to let people know to mind their noise levels so that others can enjoy their day. I highly recommend this park. Lots to do.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
5 days ago

such a beautiful park. loved the trails will definitely be going back

First time me and my husband go here and it was beautiful ! We loved it so much. It was however very steep going up . But luckily we love a challenge . The view was worth it ! We will definitely be coming back.

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bugs
muddy
off trail
rocky
washed out
6 days ago

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