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hiking
10 hours ago

I'd wear bug spray next time but this is a great trail. Lots of flowers to look enjoy and great for the pup.

love these in the winter and also in the summer. make sure to bring bear spray if you go far back on the trails!

I feel like I am pretty picky when it comes to trails, but I really enjoyed this one. I am even willing to go back and would like to go ahead and do the stroll around the lake.
I brought my out of shape dog and my friend who isn't used to hiking. We started at the Bumpy Meadows Trailhead (vaulted toilets and $5). The realistic goal for my dog and friend was to get to the waterfall and go back (6 miles).
We got a late start, so I started off pretty peeved. Then, just a short jaunt down to the water and some disrespectful humans left a man made fire ring AND a pack of uneaten burritos, which my dog managed to get a bite out of before I got them away.
Even though we started late, there really wasn't many people. There was shade the majority of the trail. There was a lot of mosquitos, so bring bug spray, I only got bitten 11 times (that is a pretty low count for me).
The water was a beautiful green blue and so deliciously cool. The rocks weren't slippery, so off the shoes went and I was able to get in there and set up my tripod. :)
It was a really peaceful hike. I was happily surprised how many people had their dogs on leashes, most trails require this, but I rarely see people follow it.
Really the only disappointment was all the trash that I saw.

I really enjoyed this trial and glad my girl picked it out as the one we're doing that weekend (June 10th) because it was my first hike in a while. I give this 5 stars because it wasn't crowded, and I feel like it could be enjoyed by hikers at every level. It's rated as moderate but I would rate this trail as a high easy to low moderate. Some great views on the initially 2 miles up as well as some rock climbing and weaving in and out of the woods. Super cool! We headed up towards North Point and passed a few young kids like 4-5 year olds that were cruising along loving the outdoors. It was a beautiful day out and it had rained the past few days so we passed Katerskills on the drive up from NYC and the falls were flowing baby!! As we started out on our hike we saw this beautiful huge doe that was just walking along probably about 30-40 yards away from us.

Got to North Point which the last quarter mile was nice and up!! We ate some lunch, took in the views and chatted with the super friendly, detailed oriented, and informative Steward (I'm so sorry I forgot your name) that was just their to watch over us hikers and answer questions. The bugs this hike were pretty bad but they don't seem to bother me like some others but always have some repellent in your backpack.

I think my favorite part of the hike by far was the walk down Mary's Glenn back to the lake and the campgrounds where we parked. We were warned that it was muddy and a bit more challenging and it was so that's for the tips from the guys at batmans cave. It was wet and a bit muddy but for most of the trail we walked along water, through water, over water, rock hopped (so much fun). Saw a few small waterfalls and the constant sound of flowing water was beautiful and the woods were so serene. We did the 5 mile loop and all in all it was great!

Would definitely recommend this hike to anyone for sure!

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mountain biking
18 hours ago

This was one of the first mountain biking trails I've ever done. It was challenging for a beginner, but very doable.

mountain biking
19 hours ago

This was my very first mountain bike ride ever and was great to learn on. Partially paved, with beautiful views of the lake.

hiking
19 hours ago

I LOVE this trail. Great destination and beautiful hike. It's not a walk in the park, but definitely not too difficult for kids or dogs. Can get extremely busy during the summer. Go as early as possible or on a semi-rainy day. You can climb to the top of the waterfall if you're really ambitious.

hiking
19 hours ago

Pretty views, easy and dog friendly make it a good trail.

hiking
19 hours ago

SHORT, SWEET and BEAUTIFUL!! Pack a lunch, take a swimsuit, tree hammock and friends (even fury ones!)

Parking is tricky, be patient people are coming and going often enough.

hiking
19 hours ago

short but beautuful

I loved this loop, great views, plenty of terrain variance. A few steep sections, hard for small kids or folks with bad knees. And at the Gunstock section the trail comes out at the chair lift. I will do it again with one of my daughters soon.