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Cool trail to check out if you're in the Pasadena area! This is a pretty hot afternoon hike. It's a mostly gradual but steady incline, narrow (1-2 person width) dirt path that's well paved, mostly smooth, very dry & dusty. Has some picnic tables and a decently size space at the summit to enjoy the view. DURATION - Took a little over 2 hours with moderate effort. SHADE - most of it is unshaded, though there are small (very small usually) sections of shade that are well dispersed throughout the trail. BUGS - lots of annoying flying buggers throughout, esp if you stop / are in the shade. No bees, wasps, or mosquitoes though! BATHROOM - No WATER - Fountain at trailhead.

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rocky
20 hours ago

Great hike, remember to hydrate and bring some energy bars too.

That trail was alot of fun but is not easy to follow. They should have more signs out there along the trail. It is a VERY GOOD workout!! The view at the top of the peak was AMAZING!

hiking
22 hours ago

mostly up hill but an excellent walk even with kids

hiking
22 hours ago

Nice easy trail for some quick cardio

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snow
22 hours ago

Trail fully snow-covered. Snow depth varies from a few inches, to about a foot at higher elevations around the loop. The vistas were amazing and the trail is passable, but you'll definetely want waterproof boots with gaiters to complete the hike.

A nice short trail.

hiking
22 hours ago

This is a great local resource. My house is just off the trail and I walk my dog on it twice a day, every day. We usually get at least five miles a day. I also use it to ride my bike to town, which is about seven miles away. It’s a great place to start riding if you haven’t been on a bike in a while. Most of the trail is very wide, it’s very well maintained, and none of the hills are too challenging.

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muddy
snow
23 hours ago

Very snowy! Bring spikes. Trail is well packed, but can be slippery if just in running shoes. Super beautiful.

hiking
23 hours ago

super clean park, filled with wildlife

hiking
23 hours ago

Took this hike with our puppy so we skipped the scramble. Trails are generally well maintained and well marked, but there are many within this area, leading us to consult the map several times to ensure we were on the right path. Views at the top are stunning. A quick one but very much worth it for the views. Near the parking lot you also have views of the Catskill mountains.

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no shade
23 hours ago

Not a fan of this trail... always a competition with mountain bikers that think they have the right of way. Plus there’s little to no shade.... and path is full of loose rocks waiting to twist an ankle. Busy trail.

I did this in June and it was awesome for a biker.

hiking
1 day ago

Good easy hike with GREAT VIEWS of the Adirondacks.

Easy path to hike, easy to follow. Trail is an old railroad, but no sign of the rails now. Very scenic, with arid Bluffs from the Washington side of the river stark and undeveloped. I did part of this trail and hiked to hat rock. Helpful interpretive signs at the park. Wildlife abounds at the park, small birds in the sage brush, water fowl in the ponds, deer.

This is a really fun trail. It’s kept up well but still feels more wild than I would think a trail so close to 1960 would be. We’ve seen snakes, turtles, owls, deer, and all kinds of other wildlife. You do need to keep an ear out for cyclists, but so far sharing the trail hasn’t been an issue, cyclists have been really nice and easy to share with. You can easily get 7 or more miles out of this trail. A great trail for when you may not have the time to drive far.

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rocky
scramble
1 day ago

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1 day ago

Fairly easy trail with some slight elevation changes. Bikes also use the path, so you’ll want to watch for them. It’s close to the highway, so you will get road noise.

Nice secluded trail. Not too steep. Dog friendly. Waterfalls were not impressive but still worth the trip.

The clouds were low and it was rainy. We were able to hike in about 2.7 miles before a large waterfall that was raging pretty strong stopped us from crossing to the other side of the trail. There was no bridge or another path to get around it. It was a beautiful hike and we’ll definitely go back in the summer when the water isn’t flowing as heavy to finish our hike.

I really liked this trail. Only downside I would say is that the trail was pretty crowded. I kept running into other groups every few minutes, but not a big deal. Be careful when crossing other hikers. Due to the narrow path someone is going to have to slow down and be on the edge of the trail. The views were great and definitely worth taking a breather to appreciate. The top of Echo mountain is a real cool sight. Kind of a post apocalyptic vibe, but not creepy at all. Took me about an hour and 20 mins to reach the top, but I was taking my time. Only took 50 minutes on the way down. I was recovering from an LCL tear when I completed the hike so I couldn't go too intense on the way up. So, it's not that bad of a hike.

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rocky
1 day ago

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1 day ago

Lots of trail options, all that Ive tried are well-marked. Plenty of campsites too if interested! Very peaceful, there was hardly anyone out and about in the park. Park entry fee is $1 per person.

Okay so just a little heads up for all the beginners out there that may be considering this trail, this is really f*cking strenuous. I’m a 28 year old female in decent shape, under 120 pounds, but have only hiked a couple times in my life, and damn. I told my boyfriend to just leave me on the trail for dead a few times because I really felt like I couldn’t walk another step - kind of kidding, kind of not. My distance tracker said we walked 12 miles? We didn’t get lost or anything so not sure what the deal with that was but it did in fact feel like 12 miles if not 1200. We went up falling waters across to lafayette and down bridle. Started at 10:15 and ended at 6:45p, in the dark, mind you. So it took us 8 1/2 hours, including several stops (shout-out AMC hut that literally saved my life thanks to their water supply). I’m not sure if people are underestimating their time, but we were keeping pace with everyone around us, so I don’t know why every single person says it takes 7 hours. I would plan on 8 - 8 1/2 if you’re a beginner. Don’t get me wrong, this was an absolutely amazing and unforgettable experience, and now that it’s behind me, I’m so glad I did it. But had I known what I was getting into (think 45,000 consecutive lunges, straight up rock-climbing in a few spots, and sliding down nearly vertical rocks on your way down without a care for a bruised butt at that point) - I would honestly have never done it - ha. Maybe it’s better to not know what you’re in for!

It's a hand down wonderful 5 out of 5 picnic area and campground, but the trail is barely a trail at all. It's about 80% side of the road walking with a little bit of overgrowth pushing you onto the (relatively slow and safe!) road at times. If they would throw up a pedestrian guardrail or something between the path (not worthy of the title trail) and the road I'd kick it up to 5 stars. There are two forestry parts of the trail, the CCC Spur and a half mile nature loop, as of 10/20/2019 the nature loop is signed as closed though there is another unclosed entrance that still allows you to check out some of the wildlife and plants. The visitor center is also pretty cool.

Beautiful trail through wooded areas, ponds, swamps, farms, and fields. Trail was very level with very little elevation change so it was an easy ride on our cruiser bikes. We missed peak foliage but there was still lots of color and although the trail was covered with leaves in spots, it didn’t hurt the ride. We started in Nashua, plenty of parking. The Ayer end is under construction and there was a detour to Main St. We had lunch at the Cottage House in Ayer then turned around for the return trip. The trail was well marked with mileage markers throughout.

horseback riding
1 day ago

Trail is rocky but nicely secluded after you get away from the road. Love riding over the foot bridges. Beautiful pine trees this trail app said 9 miles at the end not 7. Also map from the park says 9 so needs to be updated. Trees beginning to change lots of colors.

hiking
1 day ago

The trail was wet today so instead of mtb'ing, we hiked. A great hike and a great workout. So worth it!

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