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

Hiked to the overview with my son yesterday it was a good hike .
Enjoyed the snowman. Trying to get in shape to go up Marcy this summer this hike seemed to be a good start. Enjoyed it.

Hiked the Rock Trail on a Sunday in March. Still lots of snow on the trail but what a beautiful trek along the crest at the back of the park. Tough climb back up the stairs to Spy Hill, not made any easier because of downed trees and snow. Also visited the site of the old Fire Tower (no real view) and Indian Rock Shelter. Tons more to see that I didn’t get to. Will definitely be back!

Went there recently with my son while the trails were snow covered. A bit challenging due to the ground conditions but worth the hike to see the view from the top. We went up to the Wheel House and plateau and didn’t go to the Fire Tower which was about a mile further hike. We plan on going back in the warmer months and explore more of this areas.

Absolutely stunning. A picture perfect day. Trail is broken in despite several feet of snow. I used my poles and micro spikes and didn’t have any problems slipping/sliding. Can’t wait to go back!

Started 9am at trailhead and it was -4 degrees, about 15 when we returned. Trail was packed down really well but still wore snow shoes all they way until reaching summit where we switched to crampons. Summit of cascade was very windy with strong gusts but clear blue skies and sunny. Couldn’t be up there longer than 5 min with wind chill. Headed to porter where the views were just as spectacular with heavy snow on trees. Less wind on porter. Used snow shoes all the way down back to trailhead by 3pm. Winter hiking a LOT more physical than expected but well worth the experience and views.

Nice little walk between the river and a canal. It was a little too suburban for me but I liked the dam at the beginning.

We took the long trail up and down on 3/17/18 with our Golden Retriever. Beautiful winter hike. Most people were using snowshoes but we used crampons and had no issues. There are definitely some steep icy areas that would be difficult to pass with just hiking boots. We recommend Pawz disposable waterproof dog booties if you’re bringing your pup. They make life easy and avoid having to worry about injured paws. The hike up was a little bit harder and icier then we anticipated but it was still lots of fun and the views from the summit were well worth it. The hike down was slightly sketchy and quick due to some slipping and sliding but it was an absolute blast. I’d definitely recommend this hike to anyone looking for a quick easy/moderate winter hike.

Busy streets on both ends. Not sure why when you are next to the parkway there isn’t a barricade. That being said, when you’re not by the busy streets, it’s actually peaceful.

Road to and parking lot are plowed. Trail is nicely packed, fire tower is in good condition and the views were spectacular! Enjoy!

Fairly easy trail with a nice view of the bridge.

Closed for hiking, skiing only.

2 days ago

Hiked a big loop around the lake (without seeing the lake very much). Snow was pretty deep. Mostly woodsy hike.

Wonderful trail system, peaceful and beautiful, lots of wildlife to watch and photograph

it was a gorgeous hike and decently challenging just take your time on the way down I sprained my lcl going to quickly

Kinda hard to navigate I kept ending up on the road running path

Awesome trail with beautiful snow.

some of the nicest trails I've ever been on in the area!!!

Spectacular views from the ridge of NY city, the Hudson River and the lake. Cactus growing at the top, deer running through the trees and turkey vultures flying at eye level over the cliffs.

3 days ago

Couldn’t be happier. Ends right on the water—bring your camp coffee setup for at A+ coffee outside.

The App does not seem to reflect accurately the location of trailhead.

It was great hiking on snowy trails and very beautiful view along the trail and on the top from which you can see high peak regions and snow lakes.

Dogs are not allowed

Beautiful hike. Snow covered but great with yaktraks.

Took nearly 7 hours on snowshoes. Had to break the 2nd half of the trail.

Good winter hiking as heavily travelled, did hike in crampons.
Nice view from the top!

solid hike did it mid march without snow shoes .... *dont do* but the hike was worth it great views from the summit if your trying to get a good photo go behind the fire tower

5 days ago

I climbed this trail with my bro, both equipped with snowshoes! In winter, this trail is beautiful! We took some amazing pictures! The view from the fire tower is phenomenal! It was really cold and windy up there, but it is so worth it!

cross country skiing
6 days ago

We XC skied on little snow 3/9 but still had fun. The trails are groomed for XC so you have to wait until conditions are good and then follow the groomer. Check Facebook’s Shenendehowa Nordic Club for ski trail updates

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