Explore the most popular trails near Cropseyville 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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17 days ago

Rather technical, but not much for elevation. Well maintained and marked in my opinion. At times the trail got wide, but the blaze was always spottable. I would run this trail again if in the area.

Combined this with Fire Tower and it was a good hike. Pretty forest views. Good if you want to work on your cardio and just get some miles in. Trail is mostly flat with tree roots. A few rocky areas.

1 month ago

Not well marked but Long Pond is almost entirely in view. The trail is also on Google maps.

Considering it’s close proximately to the Capital district, Grafton Park and the Long Pond are both clean and very well maintained.

9 months ago

There are a lot of smaller interconnecting trails here, two parking spaces (the location linked here takes you to the second parking area), and a lean to. The second parking area has a good map printed out. Didn't to all of it, but would be glad to come back.

Perfect for my 5yr old & 8yr old. Nice picnic spots too.

11 months ago

I don't know who rated this hard, but it is totally inaccurate. I combined this with Dickinson Fire tower, and while it took some extra time...it should be rated the same as that which is easy. All in all a good combo hike.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

His is rather a walk through a park than a hike. Most of the time boats were audible or chainsaws from forest workers. So, it is not a good hike if you want to escape civilization. However, I made some good photos of frogs.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Fun little hike

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I loved it..and the beach area..had a great little hike

on Long Pond Trail

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Not well marked at all. I ended up having to turn around after .5mi because of a swampy area and no blazes. Lake view was nice, however and beach area was a good alternative.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The trail was extremely muddy (to be expected this time of year) but the many rocks helped us avoid much of the goop, and some recent maintenance was done to help with drainage on the trail. The trail is relatively flat, with a few upward climbs (and accompanying downward treks). My children and I enjoyed the few spots where you could look out across the lake, and wished there were more such vantage points.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

It's beautiful here and has over 6 miles of hiking trails smack in the middle of the woods.

Friday, September 16, 2016

not a bad spot. very buggy but that is to be expected. very easy walk for all ages.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

great for kids and dogs

Monday, September 05, 2016

My husband and I hiked for 3 hours with our 3 month old puppy. Easy and well marked trails! Peaceful and perfect.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Our group of three set off from the parking area on Dunham Reservoir Rd to do the loop around the D. Reservoir: Double Bit to Johnson Rd to S. Dunham Trail. The Double Bit did not seem to be marked along the gravel road in any way, and we were a little confused and surprised to learn that we had to cross the Quacken Kill on marginally helpful rocks. 2/3 of us got at least one foot wet, so maybe should have gone with boots over toe shoes and hiking sandals (it was a cold, windy day in June). Once in the woods on the other side, we began seeing red trail markers on trees, so off we went with more confidence. We began seeing orange flagging hanging from trees, which in hindsight, may have been the way to go since it seemed to bypass the somewhat overgrown and unmarked trail that went around the perimeter of the peninsula in the middle of the reservoir. You could easily skip this if you don't want to bushwhack at all, but it was okay, and you certainly can't get lost since you're by the shore of the reservoir the whole time. Amazingly, we didn't pick up any ticks doing this. Once we got back to the more beaten path, the going was easy and the trail fairly well marked. We ate lunch at a fire ring on the shore not far off the trail, which was nice. We popped out onto Johnson Rd and found the entrance to S. Dunham easily enough. It was nice, but away from the lake, so less scenic -- maybe an argument for doing the loop in reverse if you want to end with the most scenic part and a stream crossing. The only unpleasant thing about this trail was that there were big patches where the trail was in a muddy ditch that the thick woods made it hard to get around easily -- another argument for sticking with Gortex boots. All in all, a nice loop that took us 3 hours with a leisurely lunch break and stops to double check GPS. Could be done in 2 +/-. The kayaking looks very nice, and we saw a solitary loon on the upper section. Nice!

Thursday, June 09, 2016

I agree with Chard. should be listed as easy. you can move through here very quickly.
It is though, a very beautiful area and I will definitely return. It's nice to hike a trail for a change and not see a single piece of trash.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Definitely not difficult. Very moderate. If you like hiking around lakes it's a good one. I suggest getting there early in the morning during summer months as the beach can get crowded and noisy. Pretty flat all the way around, as well. Good hike though! Lots of little side trails to have fun on.

Great Trail With Alot Of Good Fishing Spots. Def Will Be Going Back Soon.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Love it here. Nice walk around Grafton Lake. Look out for the veined quartz rock they're everywhere and beautiful

Sunday, April 10, 2016

great for kids and animals

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Great hike. We started at the riverside walk, looped back around and took the white trail and then merged into the purple back to the parking area. We did about 4-5 miles in about two and a half hours. Even stopped a while for some Geocaching. The terrain was not too difficult. Rocky at some points so you have to keep your eyes on your feet at some points. Great experience and we'll be heading back soon to do the full white trail loop. Maybe even grab a canoe for a bit. Highly recommended.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Nice and easy walk, we even took our 15 lb small dog for the trip and he had no problem.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Trails were nicely marked and it was easy to navigate. Paths were clear for the most part. Very peaceful with an occasional bench or rock to sit and relax. Will definately be visiting again soon!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Went hiking today. The trails were well marked in the beginning put once you hot over the beaver damn have to pay attention. The bride over the pond near the beaver dam is under water but my bf and I took our socks and shoes off then walked over . Our dog followed behind us and made it too. It was very peaceful and pretty forest .

Monday, September 28, 2015

I went mid-afternoon on a Saturday, the summer season had ended and while there were events going on the park was pretty quiet. My intention was to take the Long Pond (LP) trail from Eastern end of the beach to the Long Pond Connector (LPC) trail to the Nimo (NM) trail and finally to the Fire Tower (FT) trail. While the trails are pretty well marked, there were a few tricky spots. At the junction with the LPC trail, there were no trail markers, it was ground flags that caught my attention which eventually led me to seeing the blazes in the distance for the other trail. I reached a clearing that ran parallel with N Long Pond Rd which I expected to be the NM trail, but I didn’t find any blazes and the area north and south were very overgrown. I decided to follow N Long Pond Rd which is mainly used as a bridle path to the FT trail. The FT trail eventually leads you to a seasonal road where you pass a dwelling with a garage across the street. As you head further east, you reach a gate which no signage on the right, this leads to the Dickinson Hill Fire Tower. I would have passed this as well if not for two vehicle being parked next to the gate. The fire tower is 60 feet up and provides views great views in all directions.

paddle sports
Monday, August 10, 2015

It was a nice, easy hike. We were able to do it in our flip-flops. The path is full of roots that have surfaced and stones to watch out for.

There is kayak and canoe rental available. If you're looking to kayak in a double, consider coming earlier because there is only one available.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

We hike these trails all the time. It's a great family place!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

It was a nice trail. Mostly maintained except for the bridges. Some were rotted and broke and the one that crosses wetland to the lean to and out house was submerged. Couldn't cross it. Had to back track. That was a little disappointing. But other than that....not horrible.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Beaver activity has flooded the wetland bridges...I've uploaded a couple pictures of it.

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