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Several outlooks over the Hudson from different points along the trail. At a brisk pace, I completed this in 3 hours. Good workout.

Great hike - lots of variety; long parts of the trail are super-rocky, but plenty of spots for great views! Took us 4 hours start to finish.

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18 days ago

We started on the trail early morning, around 8.30am; it was still very foggy outside. After two days of rain, the path was quite muddy and the two streams, we passed on our way, were running high. At the intersection, where the actual loop starts, we took the path on the right (red circle) while the yellow circle, coming from the Sugarloaf mountain , we left it for our return. The trail was quite empty. By the time we cleared the forest, the fog cleared also and all the vistas of Hudson and surrounding mountains were quite nice. We recorded the whole trail and it is actually 6.2 miles long. We enjoyed the trail and the fact that it was well maintained.

Wonderful hiking, with best views of the Hudson from sugarloaf mountain

The first portion is scrambling, which I think is why this is graded as difficult, and the rest is easy/moderate rolling hills. The only reason I gave 4 stars is because the first part is VERY crowded if you go on a weekend—you’re basically climbing up in a line of people and need to stop often to wait for those in front of you. It’s still really fun though and the views are stunning. When you get past that first peak, the crowd thins out a lot and it’s super peaceful.

We did it in 3.5 hours with a lunch break and several other 5-15 minute water breaks. I’ve also done it in 3 hours without feeling the least bit rushed.

Clean and very peaceful.Thanks all trails

Great views, dog friendly and barely trafficked on a humid day!

Lightly trafficked route compared to breakneck ridge proper trail, but same stunning views.

Good elevation gain and great views.. I like it

Great hike

Love the scrambles and the moderate to difficult areas which always keep the hike interesting. And then there are the views...

Very challenging trail with great views
Definitely not for beginners

2nd time and enjoyed it .

Did the 12 miles hike.. Was intense at certain points but amazing!! 2nd time on this trail

Sunday, September 17, 2017

it's OK I guess. some areas should be cleaned up a bit more. not much to see.

fun trail. make sure you wear hiking boots, bring water and snacks. you also need to be in shape or the next day you will feel it. elevation gain is 1,404 according to my fenix 5x watch. expect 3 to 4 hours round trip. we recorded 3.83 miles on popular trail which was crowded on labor day monday.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Freedom Trail has been cleared. Trees and thorny growth. Nice pleasant hike or run.

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

Nice trail but a couple downed trees blocking the way.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Overgrown, needs attention

Monday, January 23, 2017

Nice local walk. Not technical. You can do 6+ miles if you do both trails at once. The trails are connected.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

can dogs in leashes be brought here?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Easily accessible, flat but some spots overgrown. If you have an hour to burn its well worth it to check it out.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

nice flat trail but it was over grown at some points.

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