Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Cold Spring with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

Short walk...a nice little connector trail which brings you to the Wicopee trail. A stroll through old farmland.. there are remnants of the farm all over, a chimney from the old farmhouse along with a barn a short walk away. Yellow blazed

The trail is a nice trail, but far from easy. I took my two daughters and there were a lot of steep areas, some areas were narrow and one could fall off the edge of you slip. It was definitely stressful. This trail needs to be labeled properly.

One bridge (if you can call the ugly steel plates they use bridges) is out 3/4’s of a mile in. The creek isn’t too hard to cross anyway, but it’s due for a few repairs in the first mile.

Trails are well marked, the beginning is a well worn path for about a mile.

There’s a new alternate blaze green detour that takes you between the peaks rather than over them. (They have route maps posted, See pictures) There’s no real path and it’s less travelled, we enjoyed it since a foot injury prevented us from climbing higher anyway.

This route terminated at the turnpike entrance, there are no parking lots or structures nearby. You can follow the road around to reconnect with the Campbell Rd entrance.

Nice relaxing trail, no real challenges but worth it for lovely creek and spooky rock structures and walls.

we took this trail based on the “easy” rating because we weren’t really prepared to hike but wanted to do something outdoors. maybe it’s because we weren’t dressed appropriately but I would have ranked this more as a “moderate” trail. the trail was high, there was quite a bit of climbing and walking along the edge of some cliffs/hills, and there was some scrambling. it was disappointing that we could barely see the lake through most of the hike, and to complete the loop we had to walk several miles back up rte 301 which was busy with traffic. wouldn’t bring a dog or kids for this reason. had a good time, but wouldn’t take this route again.

The first half of the trail was great second half a little scary with no markers because you’re on the road. We did cut across to the Pelton Pond trail for a bit so we were not on the road. NOT 3.9 miles actually 4.6 from the kiosk on Route 301. Beautiful day White markers to Blue to beach then to Rt 301 to yellow trail back to Rt 301

Start trail by 301 by the lake and continued very close to lake only to find out that wasn't the trail! although beautiful views, not blazed. Using Alltrails app figured out the trail is on rt 301! Not safe due to traffic and no walking area. went by Canopus beach onto AT. Took right on AT (not the Canopus Trail) for a magnificant view thanks to Park Ranger suggestion. Didnt take the remaining trail on AT due to time limit but plan on returning now we know the route! Better markers needed of signed board "you are here".

Not really a loop, some sections is Hike along Route 301...not the safest. But the AT portion was fun and challenging.

My absolute favorite hike in the Hudson Valley. Quiet, quick and a bit of an incline so you definitely break a sweat. I know it like the back of my hand but I find something new and beautiful every time!

walking
9 months ago

Hot, buggy, and muddy on the day we went but nice forest views.

Not only was this trail not a loop trail, it was not, by any means "easy". There were some difficult rocky areas where you had to climb either up or around some large boulders. This trail is not recommended for senior citizens looking for a leisurely walk through a scenic area marked easy.

This trail was okay, there is a lot of a land but the view point were not the the best I have seen. It was still a pretty trail and I would say it's slightly harder. If your a new hiker this isn't a moderate trail you should start with.

hiking
10 months ago

perfect for beginners and if mnt. Beacon is packed and every other trail on 9d is overwelmed with brooklyn hipsters this is a nice trail most ppl dont know about. also nice if youve never hiked and want to see if youd like it or not. enjoy

Easy peasy with a short incline and a narow steep climb down. Pretty little brook and postings of route's history. If anything it is just a tinsy hard than a walk in Central Park. Watch out for some pieces of broken glasses toward the peak of the hill.

It's ok. More of a stroll. Tons of mosquitos and ticks!!! We picked 10 ticks off my dog.

Awesome workout. Meh trail. Would have been great had the trail been marked accurately.

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Started on Red trail at trailhead on Sunnyside Rd and went up to Lambs Hill. The ascent was nice with little views through the trees. Once at the top there were more. It was a nice quick hike.

hiking
Friday, January 27, 2017

good for being so close to the city!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

A nice hike to do with kids - we took our 15 month old and she hiked the yellow trail by the brook and part of the blue trail. Curious to see where the path on the left at the fork goes about 10 minutes in, will do that next time. It follows the brook more. Beautiful setting.

hiking
Monday, January 09, 2017

Very fun and family friendly. Off the beaten track.

hiking
Friday, December 02, 2016

Very good trail

hiking
Saturday, November 26, 2016

avoid all the signs telling you no trespassing, they're for that specific woods. if you keep driving up the long dirt road you will see a tennis court and you're there. strange entrance but a beautiful walk through a field, lots of abandoned chimneys and then a left alone collapsing barn. Didn't go much further than the barn because the sun was going down mostly seemed like just long trails in the woods. overall, quiet, interesting and beautiful getaway in the middle of nowhere.

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

I did White Washburn to Yellow Undercliff to Red Brook to Blue Cornish. It was extremely crowded until I moved past viewing spots on Undercliff. It was a nice ascent in beginning and very windy. It was a good hike and will be back to do more trails.

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2016

Tough Hike. I had a little trouble finding the trail markers at some point but with some help of a local hiking guide I figured it out. The veiws from the top are nice but not as nice as a lot of the surrounding hikes in my opinion. None the less a nice hike I enjoyed very much

Saturday, August 27, 2016

wonderful work I thank

hiking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

I spent a few hours just walking around the trails and there are some beautiful views of the lake. Plenty of activities at the park for families to do as well. I parked by the beach (there was an entrance fee) and started on the eastern most corner of the lake. Within the first mile you can reach a spot with an amazing view.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Nice view at the top is so rewarding.

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

This trail is impossible to find. Also, when you try to find an address for the beginning of the trail googlemaps brings you to 199 Robert Cahill Drive Fishkill NY, and this is not the correct address. This address is to Beacon Memorial Park which is home to a playground and baseball and soccer fields, but no trails. The correct address is 788 Walcott Ave. Fishkill NY which has a large parking lot and trail maps available.

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nice trail overall but only a few good scenic viewpoints

hiking
Friday, May 20, 2016

This was a really good hike, I only gave it 3 stars because there isn't actually something called the Hudson Highlands Trail and it can be really confusing without an actual destination. If you use the directions from the app, it's brings you to all different trail heads of the Hudson highlands state park. To follow the path shown here, take the white blazed trail, which is flat, until you reach a junction with a green blazed trail that goes up on the right. This route will take you to Round Hill. Take the green trail all the way until another junction with a blue blazed trail on the RIGHT. Be careful here because there is another blue trail on the left that goes to another part of the mountain. You will notice the correct blue trail goes straight up and gets rockier, this means you are nearing the lookout of round hill. Once you reach round hill, you can follow the blue trail all the way back down the other side of the mountain as a loop. Definitely bring a map.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Parking for this trail is at a dead end street and the trail start is not marked.The beging part of the trail seems to be a four wheeling trail with no markers. If you think you're going the wrong way, you're not. Try looking out for yellow trail markers once you pass the creek and it should be much easier after. Overall all it was quite challenging and most of it was strenuous. After you spend about 1& 1/2 hours hiking ,the view is spectacular. when going down, I got lost and ended up walking near the pond at the bottom and walking into sombody's back yard. Bring water and tons of bug spray!

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