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Hawthorne Hill, New York Map

Saw a lot of deer on the trail this morning. Absolutely beautiful weather. Came across a few large downed trees, but not many. You can tell someone is maintaining the trail. Everything is in very good condition. Being a beginner, this has become my go to trail for running.

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1 month ago

Very peaceful. Markers for the loop are hard to follow.

I hiked the entire Yellow Trail and Blue Trail today with a friend. We had a very nice hike! It is a bit buggy but the insect repellent we used was very effective. There was some mud in a few places, but not bad at all. The trails are very well-marked and generally well-groomed, with the exception of a few fallen trees/large branches that you kind of have to crawl under/around. It was not the most scenic hike, but it was very peaceful. It was mostly flat with just a few small hills and almost the entirety of it was forest that was not particularly dense with trees. I would highly recommend it to just about anyone!

Buggy. Poorly maintained in a few spots. Broken bridges etc. some wet spots but some have boardwalks or logs that others have laid to use as stepping stones. Saw one deer standing in the middle of the trail. Overall it was nice and would do it again.

A personal favorite. Beautiful views and easy access to the creek that weaves throughout the trails. Excellent for anything from a casual walk to exploring. Difficult to get lost, wide trails.

The northern park of this trail area is awesome; nice track, ups and downs, meandering thru the wood; the southern section though is quite muddy ... some boardwalks do exist but after a rain it will be muddy and flooded. I wouldn’t recommend the southern area to kids or animals until it dries out.

My first trip here today. There were a lot of trails to follow and they seem a little confusing, but you really can't get lost. However, the map was very helpful.


Parking at Lock 7 upper lot provided easy access to the park. There is some up and down and the trail was a little icy today. The trail network leaves the State Park and eventually connects with Niskayuna's Blatnick Park.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

I'm not usually one to complain about bugs when I'm outside, where most bugs do live, but this place was seriously buggy. I also brought along my small dog and she had a blast and loved it, though there was some Glass on the blue trail so I had to carry her a bit and also some of the boards on the bridges were spaced pretty widely and I had to carry her across so she wouldn't hurt herself. Otherwise an easy, pleasant walk.

Monday, January 16, 2017

I hiked this trail this afternoon with my daughter, It was a great, flat trail with several bridges over the wet spots. It took us about an hour to hike the yellow, blue and red trail loop from the Oakmont St. trailhead. There was no snow or ice in the woods and we had a great time looking at woodpecker holes and climbing ancient sand dunes. The highlight was seeing eleven deer run by us just before we came back to the parking area,. My daughter was thrilled.

Monday, July 03, 2017