Explore the most popular trails near Austerlitz 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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over grown
1 month ago

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muddy
over grown
1 month ago

Nice quite mostly easy trail, moderate the last .6 to the viewpoint

Wonderful trail. No rocks, no roots. Challenging, but not exhausting. Beautiful scenery. A great walk in the woods

hiking
3 months ago

I didn’t do the loop and I had modified this hike some. I drove up to the yellow gate and this is where I started my hike. The trail was very easygoing and quick from this point. There was blueberries everywhere as well as many herd paths. There was a herd path on the way up marked by a cairn and there was another herd path by the marker. Since I had shortened up the hike I went over and hiked to Pinnacle Point. The summit of this is right off the yellow trail and it isn’t very obvious. The yellow flies were out and annoying but didn’t bite since I was sprayed down. The next time I will do the whole loop.

Trail is in excellent condition, but the view is only OK.

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bugs
5 months ago

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muddy
6 months ago

Well maintained and marked, although the trailhead itself is difficult to see, across the road and to the left from the small parking area. Half of the trail in is a steady, challenging incline, and pretty muddy after a good rain, making the decline out tricky.

This was so fantastic! Kind of the *perfect* short hike. The bench near the top has such a gorgeous view.

quick little hike! Beautiful in the winter.

Love this hike. Well marked, great in all seasons, and good easy climb.

Quick hike, solitude, heart rate spike at end, well marked and works for snowshoeing (you can see the trail). quick beautiful workout.

hiking
Mon Sep 10 2018

Moderate and Beautiful trail. One of our favorites to get a quick heart rate spike, sweat and delicious blueberries at the top.

This was a very nice hike .

I adore this quick hike.

hiking
Fri Aug 04 2017

I did not find any blueberries at all at the top, just poisonous look alikes!

A personal favorite if you're seeking solitary time. I saw no one else on the trail and the trail book didn't have many visitors. The trail head is slightly difficult to find, as it is across the road from the parking lot. It feels like a secret place, I love it! When you get to the top during late July the whole field is covered in wild blueberries. It was such a perfect reward for a moderate hike. You also get a great view of the southern Taconics. I wouldn't have found this hike if I hadn't read the AMC book "Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley." A GREAT go to book for hikes.

hiking
Tue Aug 23 2016

Awesome trail for beginners. Easy to follow and offers a great view!

Tue Aug 09 2016

The kids loved picking wild blueberries!

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Thu Jul 07 2016

I think this is a great trail for those looking for more than a beginner "walk in the woods" but cautious to jump into anything too serious. It is a decent hike to the top with some work required to get there. No scrambling required, my 60 year old father who is not used to inclines and has a replacement hip was able to to this (although he was glad i didnt take him on anything more challenging. It was a great little hike, and the top is covered in WILD BLUEBERRIES!!!! we ate and ate then walked back.

hiking
Fri Oct 04 2013

Beautiful to walk amongst the fall foliage but believe what other reviewers have said about the poison ivy. You cannot avoid it.

on Harvey Mountain Trail

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Mon Aug 12 2013

Nice hike when the blueberries are in season. Make sure you take the extra time to walk to the state border maker.

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Fri Apr 26 2013

I took my 2 1/2 year old son up this trail today. We had a great time. It's a pretty easy trail, my son did a good portion of it himself. There are some nice views from the top and a good spot to sit and a have little picnic. It only took us an hour from the trailhead to the top. If your thinking of doing this hike read the review by Douglas Kemp about finding the trailhead, the sign is not marked well.

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Thu Jun 21 2012

I hiked this trail with my 10 year old son and we both liked it a lot. There is some elevation change but nothing too strenuous. My GPS said it was 3.5 miles round trip and it took us just over an hour to get to the summit. We hit the trail around 5:30 pm and even with taking a break at the top we were down before sunset. The view from on top was very nice. We had some difficulty finding the trail head, so I provide the following: The Trail Head: Tale NYS Thruway (I-90) to Route 22, heading towards Austerlitz. Left onto E. Hill Road. When you are on E. Hill Road, you will come to a "T" intersection with an unmarked dirt road that goes off to the east. E. Hill Road continues on. Opposite this unnamed dirt road is the trail parking area with room for 5-6 cars. The trail itself starts on the left hand side of the unmarked road, maybe 20-50 feet up the road from the intersection. There is a small wooden sign nailed to a tree marking the trial. 10-20 minutes up the trail, you'll come to a "T" intersection. The trail right leads to Harvey Mountain. The trail left leads 4.5 miles to a fire tower (according to the sign.) Hope this helps!

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Tue May 29 2012

This is a great trail. Some parts were a bit more strenuous than I had expected, but over all it wasn't too tough. There were a few muddy areas even though it hadn't rained in a few days, but it was easy to get through those areas. We packed a couple of sandwiches and ate them at the summit which offers great views all around. Then we went the extra couple hundred yards to find the NY/MA border which is marked with a stone cube with the states' initials engraved on the side. Unfortunately, we were there too early in the season to pick blueberries. Might have to go back in a few months.

on Harvey Mountain Loop

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