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.

Beautiful hike. My wife and kids (ages 9,8,8 and 6 years old) enjoyed the hike to Cascade and Porter. We were hoping to hike Porter first but couldn’t find the trailhead, so we started with Cascade, which is hard to miss with full parking lots on the side of the road. Porter was underwhelming compared to Cascade, which had breathtaking views. The trail to Porter from Cascade was also not well marked aside from a sign indicating the start of the trail. If you’re looking to complete the ADK 46 high peaks then I’d recommend the 30 minute hike to Porter mountain, otherwise it might not be worth it. The hike itself was moderately challenging, but every step was worth the view!

Great campgrounds, not as busy as others, which is perfect if you want a getaway with the family. There is a bit of through traffic between campsites and the pond, which is the only reason I give it a 4/5. It’s well maintained and if you absolutely HAVE to leave the grounds for emergency supplies etc., it’s not too far away. I highly recommend this site.

hiking
12 hours ago

Great little hike, especially when you don’t have a lot of time to do some of the longer mountain trails. It gets right to the climb without a long intro/flat woods walk. Nice view at the top overlooking the town.

walking
14 hours ago

A beautiful walk with our dog. Entrance very poorly marked.

Easy trail. Kids had a great time. Doubled back to the little waterfall after summit. Worth the hike!

North entrance. Nice board walk to the woods. Great view of the wetlands which are critical to wildlife. I appreciated the benches. We saw dozens of bright orange salamanders and a tiny toad in the woods. Unfortunately the mosquitos and flies were out in full force. Having a hat helped, as did insect repellent. 2.4 miles was a short hike but I would go back late September, early October. I would probably extend my hike into Hammond State Forest. The North entrance is the first entrance on Irish Settlement rd coming from Rt 13. Just past Hammond Hill rd.

I really enjoyed this trail! It’s half hard/half easy... and really it’s only hard because of the steady incline. Beautiful views for the first half through the woods, second half is walking through a residential area, Nyack beach, and along the Hudson. This trail has a little of everything! Easy to find, easy parking.

hiking
19 hours ago

Nice walk but the entrance was not marked at all.

Amazing trek! Views are amazing!!

NOT what it looks like. you're in people's backyard most of the time. then it leads you out onto trafficked roads for the last two miles. the pictures are misleading and the dam is not where the trails end. other than that what's in actual trails are pretty nice. but if you're looking for the dam it's 4 miles after the end

Awesome views

walking
21 hours ago

A nice easy walk. A wide trail with small elevation changes.

23 hours ago

nice narrow path through the woods. lots of mosquitoes. hike up could be rough but after that its nice. good views of the lake.

hiking
23 hours ago

This is a short and easy little trail with a very nice view. We did it in 1hr with two young kids. If you like challenges it might not be enough. I would not say it is of moderate difficulty.

Four stars for the views from the ledge. Three stars for the trail, which is in dire need of maintenance in some sections (trail around the pond is way overgrown, many blown down trees across the trail in all sections). Easy, short hike, with great views. Really good "bang for the buck."

Loved this hike - gorgeous scenery, steep ascents, both open and covered terrain, and 360 views from the peak. Very few hikers, one of whom was an elderly man climbing with the aid of a cane.

Clean and very peaceful.Thanks all trails

if you want to make this a much better hike and not pay the high price of $6 for parking right on old stage road you'll see a small parking lot that can hold around 10 car or you can parl along side the road if full. this spot will take you too 2 great overlooks. you see on the this map the dotted line call high point road. the second overlook is were hang gliders jump from. then take escarpment trail that will take you into the park and you'll be on Indian trail. this will make your hike a 100 times better.

Hiked the trail a few days ago with two family members, great trail but my only qualms would be with the other hikers.

There was some litter on the trail and kids not being supervised by their parents. One was running down the trail, cut through our group and tripped and fell hard down a 3 foot dirt embankment. Another caught up to us and turned to leave the trail!! We told him to stay on the trail and he listened.

Note to anyone thinking of doing this hike:please follow the basic rules of hiking:

What you carry in you carry it out. Don’t litter!!

Minors should be supervised at ALL TIMES.

Never, EVER leave the marked trail.

Step aside for the people descending.

Also if you hike a mountain with a fire tower realize that when you get to the top there could be people waiting to climb the tower. They are finite space so wait and ask the other people I the summit if they’re waiting. Don’t overcrowd the tower/stairway/landing!!

Hopefully this will be one of many.

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked 7/1418. Drive about 2 1/2 miles deep in the Pharaoh Wilderness to reach the trailhead. Weather was low 80’s and very humid with the bugs out in full effect. You can tell the trail was lightly trafficked, only saw a few people heading beck while in the way up. Once my gf and I reached the summit we caught an amazing sunset fringe atop the fire tower. Fire tower was pretty old and run down, but overlooked various ponds and mountains. Approx 4 hours round trip. Saw a black bear on the way down which spooked us a little bit. Camped out at one of the primitive sites on Moose Pond Rd near the trailhead. Definitely recommend this mountain for a beautiful sunset!

Blue Mountain has a commanding view of the surrounding territory, but only if you climb the fire tower. There is a view of Blue Mountain Lake just short of the summit, but 360-degree panoramas are available only from the top. The ascent is fairly steep and quite rocky, following a drainage channel with two ephemeral stream crossings, which were dry for our hike. In the second mile, you gain over 1000 vertical feet. There is minimal exposure and the trail is under canopy until you reach the summit block. Get there early if you want a parking spot; this is a very popular summer hike. Took us 2.5 hours, but we stopped for about 15 minutes on the way up for morale reasons. The descent is very quick; poles and hiking boots are recommended.

I loved this hike! I'm an asthmatic and I forgot my inhaler, so I had to take frequent stops, but the view from the top was completely worth it. Absolutely breathtaking!

Aspiring 46er and this was a great hike due to the great views at the top(past the summit sign). The flat start with intense elevation gain at the end is definitely a challenge! Took us 11.5hrs which includes an hour spent at the top.

Kicked my ass. But got it done

hiking
1 day ago

Excellent view once you get to the top. Started off
Kind of ugly visually and it not too tough. Escalated to about 100ft elevation every 1/10th mile, but manageable. Did it with my 12 and 10 year old and they loved it.

hiking
1 day ago

Excellent hike. Trailhead was not difficult to find based on the AllTrails directions. It took us right to the parking lot which had signs towards the trail across the street. The path was wide for the most part and very easy to follow. There was one confusing part about 1mi into the hike which was a fork in the path. There were two wide paths so we did not know which one to follow, but we stuck to the right and it took us the correct way. At the end we took a swim in the water which was cold but felt amazing as it was a hot summer day. The hike back was a breeze, mostly downhill. The hike to get to the falls was not very challenging and perfect for a quick and easy thing. Mostly shaded. Took us 40min, and the way back was maybe 20min. Would do it again! Very fun.

We found the 737 marker without a problem. Unfortunately, it was all posted private property so we did not get to hike the trail.

MacNaughton Mountain is a must for those who have completed the ADK46er challenge and want to summit the unofficial #47. This is not an easy hike/climb and does not have much for a rewarding view at the top...however, the rewards are all about claiming you have hiked all 46 high peaks over 4000'...not just the traditional ones. The hike takes you past memories that will last a lifetime (Rocky Falls, Scott Clearing, Scott Clearing Lean-to, Scott Pond, Wallface Mtn, and Wallface Pond)

Amazing views

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