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It hurt so good. Extremely steep climbs at some point, going down was extremely rocky and slippery at points due to leaves. Stretch first, bring something to refuel with and do the full loop!

If you come early enough you might get some solitude. And a parking spot.

hiking
closed
20 hours ago

**Please do not follow the exact route shown here as the northern section of the trail that goes from orange down to Sunrise Lake either is closed or does not exist anymore (it is NOT on the park maps that were updated in June 2016). It seems like they are doing a lot of restoration work in this section and trying to prevent people from making social trails (if you see what looks like a trail with a bunch of brush/downed wood blocking it off, this is likely their efforts to prevent people from using the trail). Stay on trail and either extend the walk by adding the yellow loop (adds an extra 15-20 minutes) or shorten it by cutting right down the orange trail from teal instead of going left.** Overall, a nice trail and park system. Trails are blazed adequately but I did think some sections could use some more blazes, especially at trail starts and junctions. Be sure to either take a picture of the trail map in the parking area/map posts or have the GPS map from the app because it’s easy to make a wrong turn at certain sections. Also note that the trails are shared with mountain bikers and horses so stay alert!

hiking
20 hours ago

Even though it is paved, it is really wonderful to get lost back here! Really nice and beautiful!!

walking
23 hours ago

Palmyra cove offers the best of two worlds; you can walk down the Delaware river for about a mile and a half or you can walk in land among the various trees and grasses. Prior reviewer’s complained about the trash on the river trail but there is very little that can be done about it since the Delaware river Continues to be dirty and trash comes down from upstream. The inland trails are clean and well marked and there are lots of birds! This is a great place.

This is the same as baldpate mountain, generally speaking but the trail branches off into different sections. Anyhow, it’s still dope and still fairly easy to navigate, even for a beginner like myself. With this one, you end up at a cool little lake behind an abandoned shack of sorts. Pretty cool switch up from my normal path.

Started on red trail in parking lot then went on red/blue. From there went onto orange, back to red to parking lot. Rocky in some parts, gradual rise. Beautiful view from top of ski mountain.

Pretty tough, feel like the second half isn’t marked too well. The view of the rivers below with New York City in the distance is outstanding. The other two views that I went “off trail” for weren’t very worth it. Still, would recommend for the first breathtaking vista.

Very very rocky.

Great trail! Decently well marked and blazed, but there are a few spots where you have to pay attention or you’ll end up way off trail. I went here on my most recent photography endeavor and got some great shots. It gets pretty steep on the way up to the top, but I was able to do it with all my equipment and the view is totally worth it!

hiking
1 day ago

Really nice trail, waterfall was right at the start which I wasn’t expecting but the 2 lakes along the way were lovely. Sadly not many views & the leaves are past peak- so not much colour! First part was very very steep but the rest was fairly level on a wide track. There was a lot of switching from various trails so be aware!

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Pretty challenging trail, it’s awesome though, huge rocks, steep slope beautiful views.

mountain biking
blowdown
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

It’s amazing what this trail goes through in just a half mile. Towering rock banks narrow until you must squeeze between 2 boulders! 2 excellent blue trail loops add beautiful options, still within a very modest distance.

Great for well trained off leash dogs, water walk is best part by far, basically heaven.

I parked right in the front of Batona Campground (at least that's what I think it's called). Following the pink blazes was super easy the entire way through. in the beginning you're walking on/next to the campground's dirt roads so it doesn't really feel right, but keep going and it'll start to feel like a trail.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

My partner and I loved the variety of this trail. We started off on the left side of the State Line Lookout (looking toward the water). We followed signs for Long Path loop, which was moderate until the Giant Stairs portion of the route. We found the giant boulders super fun to climb. We didn’t anticipate having to scramble for almost a mile+ but found it exhilarating. We encountered several people who were slipping/sliding without hiking shoes. Definitely recommend something grippy. Plus, the end is a straight ascent on rocky, sometimes broken steps. We appreciated the great views of the river and variety the whole way through. Quite the sweaty workout—even in chillier weather—if that’s what you’re looking for in a hike.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice little trail with a lot of elevation changes. Completed a ruck march. It was perfect for that.

hiking
3 days ago

not much to see, lots of ticks, quick hike

hiking
4 days ago

nice short hike especially this time of year

was a lot of fun! there are multiple trails available so I actually did a slightly longer trail at about 10 miles. good mix of flat and steep sections.

really nice trail for what it is. it's easy, clear trails, blazes are pretty clear! perfect for dogs:)

Nice easy trail with some good foliage (in October). Good distance and lots of ways to go.

Nice trail, fantastic view of NY city,really amazing

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

The trail itself was moderately difficult, mostly rock path. The path zig zags up the mountain so it’s beautiful foliage. The only thing was, the path is marked with white paint so at times it was difficult to make out the path. The view was breath taking.

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