Explore the most popular trails near New Hartford with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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on Jones Mountain

2 days ago

I've been several times, good workout on inclines and old road is great for jogging. New and better view since they cut back the trees and created new sitting area.

2 days ago

The view of the water is beautiful from the bridge. To easy and flat for me. Good place to have relaxing stroll.

this was a really nice place. it even has a small parking area. the entrance is just at the top of the small parking area...it's hard to see when the leaves come in

Beautiful, easy to walk on paved surface, lots of friendly people....goid for photography too!

hiking
28 days ago

A nice option for a short hike; it was easy to find and took us about an hour (with our dog, who loved it!). As others have said, try to stay on the red (loop) train. It was easy to follow , and had some nice ups and downs. We went on a summer Saturday - there were a few other people there, but not many. Suspect views would be nicer in late fall / winter, and/or after some rain.

walking
1 month ago

It is a fairly flat paved walking area, no steep inclines, mostly in the sun. It follows the edge of the water and has some nice views.

This trail is outstanding. It's relatively easy with some actual hiking involved as well as some walking on an old road. The overlook is just ok. Moderately traveled. We loved it! We'll be back for some trail running! (Leave the old dog at home, maybe my husband too)

It was clean, quiet, and peaceful! I went in a weekday and did not see anyone! A great place to train for longer hikes. There is an overlook that is pretty nice! A well marked, loop trail. An easy trail, good for all levels!

hiking
10 months ago

A gem of a hike. Very few people, nice variety of upland woods, cool old roads, great view, historic carvings and a gentle easy pace for young kids.

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Great hike with kiddos. my 4 year old did Great! the trail was well marked and we had a blast

trail running
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

after first a few hundred feet from the south trail head, the blue Tunix trail turns to a gravel road, flat and boring. then I turned to the blue/yellow trail. it was better - well, actually just the climbing part. then it's again a gravel road, just narrower. It may be good for a family walk I guess.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Good for a quick hike. Need to come back to explore more trails

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Good for a short hike and a decent view of Ski sundown and the new Hartford area. Don't leave the trail or else you're on posted lands. The small "foam" building is tough to find with snow on the ground. Quick hike!

hiking
Thursday, November 03, 2016

gorgeous, cool ruins, be careful not to take the wrong turn and end up in someone's backyars

Monday, October 17, 2016

Very cool trails and lots of cultural sites to explore.

Friday, September 23, 2016

I would have given one star but what saves the trail is how beautiful it is. Very secluded, once you're on the trail in the forest it feels very untouched. Minus three stars for how poorly labeled the trails are. Many trails going...who knows where? My boyfriend and I got lost and ended up doing a loop almost back to where we started, which meant we ended up hiking into the campsite after dark. The campsite itself is very nice, although definitely feels like you're out in the wild.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

First part of two mile loop I did was what looked like nice mountain or motor biking trail. Far part was bulldozed and beer can laden trail that looked to be a future mosquito factory. Maybe itgets good again if you go deep? I'm not going to bother.

hiking
Friday, August 28, 2015

I parked in the small lot off Rt 202. The lot can be hard to find as it is not labeled and isn't very big. It is located about 3 miles from the intersection of 202/44. If you go over the river and reach the park on the right, you've gone to far.

I started by following Tunix trail up the where it meets the end of Satans Kingdom Road. In many places the trail follows unmaintained dirt roads and then veers back off into the woods. At this point the Tunix trail follows the Satans Kingdom dirt road all the way to Rt 44. But I took the blue/yellow Tipping rock loop to the outlook trail. Tipping rock and outlook trail are far more woodsy than the tunix mainline trail. Not much elevation changes. There was a small elevation gain in places but it was never very steep and as an avid day hiker my legs never felt the workout. There are many rock ledges along tipping rock and outlook trail. The Outlook was OK but nothing special Tipping Rock Loop leads back to Tunix not far from Rt 44. Instead of taking Tunix trail all the way back to my car, I took the side trail Shelter Four Loop. This trail either follows dirt roads or mostly it follows an old carriage road. But I found a nice gem. About a quarter mile down the trail I could begin to hear rushing water. Leaving the loop trail, I followed a dirt road towards the sound and found a beautiful spot on the Farmington River. A small section of rapids which was a section of tiny waterfalls in the low water of August. Truly a gem that made the entire hike worth while. The rocks were such that I had no problem walking right out into the middle of the river on them, sitting next to one of the tiny waterfalls, and eating my lunch.

After lunch, I headed back to my car. It was all Shelter Four loop and Tunix trail so much of it was the unmaintained dirt roads that seem to be popular here. All told, it was a total of 7.5 miles. Trails were VERY well marked and I never once doubted I was still on the proper path. Even with lots of unmarked trails always crossing paths, the proper trails are easy to follow. Decent hike and I'm glad I did it once, but at an hour drive from my house, not worth a return trip

hiking
Monday, August 03, 2015

It was an okay trail, not too much to see though...

hiking
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Trail was nice, map was very inaccurate. White trail is much longer than map shows and goes nowhere. Climb up and back down, no view. Stick to the red trail. View from top was very narrow but nice. They were logging within 50 feet of the trail including using a machine cutter so it was noisy and a bit scary near the top. No breeze, LOTs of bugs

trail running
Saturday, November 09, 2013

nice easy trail to hike or perfect for trail running! the only thing is it borders private hunting land and there are plenty of warnings to stay on trail, but the gun shots in the distance creeped me out a little.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 22, 2013

Trail is steep at times, wide roads with off paths. Mostly used by off-road vehicles and ATV's. Use caution with vehicles.

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