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Awesome trail with beautiful snow.

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.

Great Views. Took Yellow Undercliff Trail all the way back instead of the Cornish Trail. Snow on trail was packed down nicely except from the upper ruins north on the blue trail to the red trail junction on the breakneck trail. I was the first through there. Snow was a foot deep in most places.

12 days ago

this trail is like walking on a 15 foot wide lawn. the dog and I covered over 5 miles. no inclines. trail conditions are ice, snow and mud with some dry areas. very peaceful walk. nice little rest area with a bench where someone had a little fire going. enjoyed the walk and got to see a piece of history. nice day, good exercise!

Great views. Trail is pretty eroded in some parts from overuse, though. Should be rated as moderate.

16 days ago

this trail is a breeze to walk. according to my GPS, we covered 5.2 Mi today. if it were summer time it would be like walking on a 10 to 15 foot wide lawn. spotted a nice little rest spot where someone had a little fire going. very peaceful setting. didn't notice any inclines and it seemed to go on in either direction. nice beautiful day to take a walk with the dog and see a piece of history.

It was a beautiful day on this historic trail. It was so warm that I actually got sunburned.

Very nice hike . Good parking at trail head . Initial
climb was about an hour and a half to some very
nice distant views south and east . The rest of the full
Loop is a gradual decent some of it rocky . Mid February
the creek - Breakneck Brook was full w great
sound effects . Went early not crowded at all .

Great views of the bear mountain bridge and surrounding area!

We camp here a few times a year and we always take a family hike with the dogs on these trails. These easy trails are what got our family into hiking in the first place. Easy, enjoyable, peaceful. Would recommend to any beginner hiker or to a casual walker that just wants to enjoy nature.

Stunning views, but so crowded.

This hike has beautiful views and well-marked trails but beware of ice and mud on a January weekend when the temps are in the mid-40s and the snow has not completely melted.

Hiking boots and poles are helpful!

It’s nice to go in a counter-clockwise direction, going up the steep side first and coming down on the blue/red path that is more gently sloping.

Off-road parking was available directly opposite the trailhead. A few other hikers were on the trail, but it did not feel crowded.

Family friendly. Very easy.

I have always enjoyed walking across bridges. The Brooklyn Bridge walk was most awesome

This is a easy but scenic trail that is appropriate for children and dogs. The trail is ideal for XC skiing.

mountain biking
2 months ago

perfect for biking and running

i love sitting on the boulders and just feeling the ocean's breath. it's really something.

This app is grate for finding a trail to hick

Really nice trail brought my dog for a walk

It's a decent hike. Steady but even ascent. There are four nice vantage points along the way. The summit was a but anticlimactic but is was a fun hike.

Stumbled upon mountain lion tracks by one of the landmarks on the drive through trail..
beautiful place.

Great hike with great views. Did short loop and it only took 2 hours. Next time will go earlier to do longer loop.

Awesome park with a lot of history. Have done trail running and hiking here. Brought my dad here the third time I came and we caught a volunteer historian giving a guided tour to a boy scout troop. Highly recommend catching a tour if you can.

3 months ago

First of all, unless we missed something, this is by no stretch of the imagination a HARD hike, nor does one have to be a "very experienced adventurer" to enjoy it. There are a few steep hills, but nothing overly strenuous (and many of the hills are avoidable). There are numerous side trails, not all of which are well-marked, so it's easy to lose one's bearings. The trail shown in the map is not comprehensive of the entire trail system. It's important to note that the tower is at the end of the trail marked in black, and only takes a few minutes to get to.

All-in-all, a very pleasant hike, mostly through a forested area with fern underbrush. We spent about two hours hiking and checking out the tower (which is, unfortunately, surrounded by a fence and inaccessible).

Hiked Thanksgiving day. Saw one young lady and a hunter. Completely socked in as she called it and she was right. At 3:00pm there was not one view to be had. Left a few stones and crystals Ive been waiting to place up there for years and quickly made my exit. Will be back for views. Bring traction. Winter is here for sure.

3 months ago

Easy walk along the Hudson. Walked here with my 10 week old in a street stroller and the bumpiness of the trail did not wake her.

Great hike. I'd like to extend it to the beacon fire tower next time. Good views, some good uphill parts balanced with easy flat parts.

Hiked yesterday, skipped scenic route given conditions, snow covered and very icy at top. Nice gravel road walk into the trail. Trail was in good condition and easy to follow. Were only ones on the trail, snowed again last night.

easy hike for a good lookout.

4 months ago

Nice easy trail with cute views of Lake Champlain.

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