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17 hours ago

I completed a variation of this hike which included the Laurel Pond Trail to the Pumphouse Trail and the Boulder Garden Trail. The forest is beautiful and lush, but the lack of views on the route I took results in the hike being somewhat anti-climatic. My father used to bring my brother and I fishing at Laurel Pond and Wawayanda Lake when we were young and so I was eager to explore the surrounding woods a bit.

Great for Mountain Biking

Excellent park

2 days ago

A little wet on the upper part of the trail, but great views throughout the hike. Loved the rock scrambling required at on the shoreline trail. With the trees being leaf free this time of the year, we were able to see some great views of the cliffs from below.

Was a very nice hike. Definitely a challenge right now due to snow coverage that is melting. Trail is slippery so hiking boots with really good traction or metal spikes are suggested. Beautiful view once you hit the top!

I've done this a couple of times. It is really more of a walk than a hike in my opinion. Also, it is not as secluded as I would prefer.

4 days ago

Very comfortable walk with kids and older dogs.

I did a 7-mile loop which included the Lookout Trail and a portion of Cannonball Run in a good amount of snow. The trails are well-marked and there were a lot of great views along Lookout.

Great trail. I’ve done it three times since March has started. If you want more of a challenge take the trail counter clockwise starting with the blue dot trail and taking the red dot down. Much steeper inclines going up so it’s a nicer workout plus you get to see all the falls first and the hike down is much quicker after you summit

We went out on this trail after a huge storm and it was absolutely amazing! I can only imagine how beautiful it is when everything is green and in bloom. The difficulty and time needed to complete the hike increased a bit due to the amount of snow which had accumulated, but it was more than worth the effort. The view is perfect!

Beautiful trail. Nice and simple and great all year round - peaceful in the Winter, gorgeous in the spring-fall

Started at the alpine boat basin to make it an 8-9 mile trip. Views on top of the palisades were nice. Lots of litter though. Heavily trafficked areas. Took 6 hours for the extended loop. Navigating the rocky parts was slow. Really muddy and slushy on the long path at the top. Good workout.

10 days ago

Great hike. Was here the Saturday after the nor'easter storm. Could not complete the red loop to many downed trees. But, there was evidence that the trail was being cleared - to many trees down for a quick fix. Will be back to try again!

Nice walk around a lake. Some parts of path are uneven from tree root growth. Lake has a play ground for the kids. And if you are into fishing the lake has bass, sunfish, carp, catfish, and stocked trout.

Beautiful place

Easy relaxing but crowded with picknickers in summer

16 days ago

Great workout, varied terrain

Watch our for the blue trail, I ended up on a road and decided to walk back because I was confused. Otherwise great glute workout on the way up!

16 days ago

nice hike with great view.

Not really a hike, just a great weekend stroll.

Nice for an easy walk, I agree with other comments that it’s more of a sidewalk along the road than a trail by the river. Lots of green space for a picnic without being on top of other people. Definitely not the right choice if you’re looking for a hike or true nature walk. Can get busy without a lot of space for bikers to easily pass. Great views and decent parking.

No views

Walked it today with my dog. We were all alone. Had to walk thru about 10 inches of fresh snow and many down limbs and trees. Because of the conditions it took me about an hour longer than usual.

Great morning hike for February!
My friend and I really enjoyed everything this trail offer, the “stairs” the waterfall , the workout! In 3 hours and of course the views.

Went in the summer. Great rock scrambling and views of the Hudson

Excellent trail!

Be careful of chiggers! Beautiful trek though!

simple and easy but still a nice trail through a marshy swamp.

Good workout following the blue white and red. Not marked clearly and we did get turned around a few times. Glad I had the map on my phone because there are no trail maps at the kiosk

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