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17 hours ago

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.

19 hours ago

Incredible hike! A little chilly with some brutal wind, but the experience was worthwhile. Be prepared for some serious rock scrambles. My hiking buddy and I were very surprised by the amount of snow still on the top of some of the trails beyond the poplar summit. Made for some challenging conditions on the way to and from the fire tower.

Parts need trail maintenance after winter storms but overall a quiet, pleasant walk. Full perimeter is supposedly 6 miles. Humorous and informative signage abounds. Don’t go if you want sweeping vistas. A good place to clear one’s head.

Closed for hiking, skiing only.

Fantastic view , make sure you have snow shoes

Easy walk to the fire tower and amazing views from the top.

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!!!

Beautiful hike today in the snow. The waterfall was maybe even more spectacular than the last time I came in the middle of summer. Icicles and snow really added to the beauty. The trail was definitely slick (more packed snow than ice); spikes or poles would be a good choice.

Easy hike up to the Cornish Estate ruins on an old paved road. Perfect family hike or a quick dog walk. Ruins are fascinating...tried to imagine what it was like in the 1920's

Just went up and back on this trail. Snowshoes are definitely required as there is a lot of snow. Coming down is easy since the trail is essentially a toboggan run with very little sticks and branches and stones to get in your way. No view from the top unless you climb the tower but there are handrails on both sides and so we went all the way to the top. Note that the viewing room at the top of the tower and the cabin at the base of it will likely be locked

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.

1 day ago

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

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.

Attempted 3/17/18. Trails are not fully broke so snowshoes are necessary right now. I’m >200lb so I break through a little easier but still pretty soft. I made it about 1/2 mike in and was just post-holing. Great trail for the distance I did it but stow is almost 20” deep and hasn’t been packed enough to travel without flotation.

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

3 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
4 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

The trail road is blocked by a snow bank two miles before the trail is supposed to start. wait until spring or be prepared to snowshoe through deep snow. Didnt make the attempt at a summit because i wasnt prepared for the extra distance

Great view from the tower and a nice little cabin at the top to read up on its history! Just a few days after the storm (3-11-18 hiked) so snowshoes were a must. First time snowshoeing and I’m glad it was done on Goodnow! A couple little icy streams along the way. There was another cabin of sorts about 3/4 of the way at the top but it appeared to have mostly collapsed under the weight of recently accumulated snow.

Probably took about 3x as long as it would have, as I was breaking the trail in snowshoes. Worthwhile to be up there in the snow. I think it took an hour and a half at most. Took my time at summit. Highly recommend.

Stairs going up for the greedy people I guess

My first hike ever. One of the days that changed my life, finding my love for the outdoors.

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