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Great trail to hike. Done it now about 4 times in both directions. Love the fact that it’s mostly in the shade.

Fantastic Hike. Coming down wasn’t easy so be prepared. Loved this hike. My favorite hike so far!!!

Extended it over to West Mountain and back in a big loop. Mostly woods hike but nice. There was a Rattlesnake hanging out at the Brien Memorial Shelter. Crossing the Palisades Parkway was a little sketchy.

hiking
1 month ago

I had this rated at about a 3 star until I got to the point where the trail (green markers I think) and the map on the app diverged when I got near art 6. Before that the trail was a good challenge and well marked. Only downside was gunfire in the background from nearby military training/WP. Everything went downhill after that... I ended up walking along the highway, which felt very uncomfortable, and cut my hike short. I did this trail for the purpose of getting to lake Te Ata, named after an amazing Native American woman. Were it not for that I would have opted another trail based on reviews. My feeling is that there are plenty of other places to go around The area with beautiful views and more peaceful setting...save yourself the aggravation...go for something else.

Well I attempted to do the shorter version from Mine Road. I really wanted to get pictures of the memorial but at as I got up to the final scramble, I could barely get up as I began to slide down and decided it wasn't worth the risk. Don't let this scare you as I was carrying a heavy DSLR. If there is another way,let me know. I may attempt it again with less weight but not sure if it would have made a difference or not for me. I was so disappointed :-(

hiking
1 month ago

The summit and the view was amazing - especially on a clear, sunny day. Some spots were tricky too which was unexpected and welcomed.

Nice trail. I must mention it is not completely out away from civilization so you may hear cars at times. Aside from that very beautiful trail and lovely view at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and mild. Easy for the kids.

Didnt realize part of this hike was off trail and hard going even in spring.

hiking
2 months ago

Hike begins on the 1777 Trail from Fort Montgomery, which is a pretty cool place to check out as well. The 1777 Trail meanders for awhile, across a road and sometimes along the road which I found slightly annoying but it's all about the payoff!! Eventually the trail stays in the woods along Popolopen Creek, look for a blue blazed trail to your right at some point. I opted to take the second blue trail to ensure a loop, this also allowed me to enjoy the bridge which crosses over the creek. Nice climb once you get into the blue trail, view at the top is stunning, 360 degree views. There is also a Memorial at the peak which is the culmination of the "Trail of the Fallen".

backpacking
2 months ago

Excellent views. First half of trail is a steep ascent to a ridgeline hike and second half is very flat.

hiking
2 months ago

Great short hike. Got some good incline. Beautiful view from the top.

Winter Hike right after the storm where we end up with about 3 feet of snow and completely wet, but the views were amazing...

See Video of hike below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCdy54OX7Ic

The west/southwest part of this trail is non-existent. Literally. We found it but only because there’s no foliage in the undergrowth. If there were, it’d be unfindable.

You can string together a bunch of good sections - but be warned: you’re not going to do this ‘kite’ loop unless you’re prepared to break out your Sherlock Holmes magnifying glass.

hiking
3 months ago

It was ok. Decent hike with some good inclines but definitely not "hard." There were a few pretty spots but the best veiws were from the parking lot. I haven't hiked the area before but I got the feeling there were other trails near by that would have been much better.

Good short hike - doge loved it

An ok hike. Not spectacular but had some pretty places and nice spots.

hiking
3 months ago

Park at the first lot near the 6/293 intersections to minimize road walking. Empty YMCA camp was interesting. Long Path is a great trail, few nice up and downs on the north side of Route 6. Torrey Memorial has a nice view of Bear Mountain and Popolopen Torne with Turkey Hill Lake below.

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent hike, beautiful views of the Hudson River, and moving monument to soldiers who have served. This hike is has payoffs in the exercise, in the views at the top, and in the sense of solemn pride for the sacrifice of those honored at the memorial at the top. Great day hike.

Great views of lake and amazing with the snow!

hiking
3 months ago

Started the hike on the yellow blazed Menominee Trail to the left (lake side) of the old ski slope. Fairly flat along the lake with packed snow or mud. The trail starts to climb after about a mile toward the AT shelter. We ended up taking the AT away from Black Mountain, doing the clockwise loop to the southwest of the lake. On the well-traveled section of the AT, the snow was fairly deep but there were enough tracks from other hikers so we didn't sink into the snow too much. The last section connecting Seven Lakes Pkwy back to Menominee Trail had not been used much so it was slow going. No clear views from "peaks" on this stretch of the trail as you are in the woods. Did not see anyone on the trail when we started at around 10:30 but there were a lot more people on the Menominee Trail when we came back (after noon). Hope to come back to do the rest of this trail.

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

Short but great hike

hiking
4 months ago

Nice quick hike with great sunset views, and good looks at Bear Mountain and its bridge. It also has a nice memorial up at the top to POWs and fallen soldiers. I recommend climbing up the western path, as it is much steeper and harder to descend. The trail is longer and less steep on the east side. It should take 15-25 minutes for someone in decent shape to get the top. A great, easy go to!

hiking
4 months ago

So many amazing views, very quiet trails -such a great hike!

hiking
4 months ago

A hike everyone should do. Everyone. It takes your breath away at the tip and you are awed by the patriotism.

hiking
6 months ago

Great day hike with fantastic views!

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike with great views. Lots of different trails, make sure you map out before you hit the trails if you're not familiar. We went with snow which added to the scenery!

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked this trail 11/28/2017. Trail was slightly difficult to follow.. thank you All Trails for the trail map! We tacked on an extra 1.5 miles due to getting lost. However, with that said, the trail was nice. The peak was worth the challenge of scrambling over rather challenging rocks. It would have been much nice to be up their with the fall foliage however, being the time of year, we did not encounter any crowds, which was nice! I would recommend this hike for those looking for a fun challenge!

hiking
8 months ago

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