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I did this trail with my wife and my 14 month old son. I was able to carry my son in an Osprey Poco AG Premium carrier without much difficulty. There were a few pretty sights. Overall, a decent hike. There was a lot of construction going on, but nothing that will get in your way.

I rate this 5 stars because it is a very peaceful, challenging walk, or run. It's not a hike in the sense that these are all old carriage paths, so footing is easy. It is very hilly however. Also, forget the trailhead and enter at the main entrance to the castle. Go up the road about a quarter mile, just past the lake their is a red carriage barn on the right, turn right and park in that lower lot. The description on alltrail says it's a .9 mile trail, but there is actually a total of 5.6 miles of trails. There are no DEC type trail signs, however all of the trails are out-and-backs or loop around. It's impossible to get lost. Some of these trails are challenging if you are not used to hiking. For flat trails stay around the lake near where you park. That's a short loop. Dogs are allowed, but must remain on a leash. If you want to enjoy the view you'll have to go up to the castle.

Great easy trail for an evening stroll to the river with all ages and abilities

We had never been here despite living in this area forever. We took a picnic lunch and the kids(4 and 8.) The blue trail is a nice easy walk, flat with a well maintained gravel walkway. It looks like the green trail is a bit more challenging but we didn't check that out. Beautiful fields of wildflowers teem with monarch butterflies and giant dragonflies. The mountains lurk blue in the distance. Lovely wooden benches dot the trail and one sits near a nice overlook. There's a beautiful gazebo and a picnic shelter perfect for lunching.

trail running
6 months ago

Good option if you are in the Hudson city area. Tips: can be muddy, many trails are out and back (not as much fun as loops), map is not very helpful (IMHO), trails are fairly clean, dogs allowed on leash but many non-compliant owners and there is a lot of dog faeces on the trails, can be windy as you are overlooking the Hudson river. Not many humans about; averaging 2-5 per visit. Saw turkeys, squirrels..., + evidence of deer, coyote, fox. Easy trail also easy to get a bit disoriented. Well maintained.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Very beautiful!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Easy with beautiful views.
This is a great place to go for an easy leisurely walk.

hiking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

All very mellow trails with some great views of the Catskills and the Rip Van Winkle bridge. A great chill hike post-Olana museum or if you're just looking to stretch your legs and live nearby.

hiking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

If you're living in or visiting Hudson, this is the most easily accessible trail system you'll find. This only says there are about 2 miles of trails but there is actually a lot of more if you do all the trails. I've hit just about every inch of trail and I'd say there's closer to 8 miles if you include the Stockport Greenport trail which takes you to Harrier Hill Park. None of them are strenuous but at certain points you get good views of the Catskills. Great for a mellow post-work hike (like I have done many times) or if you're not feeling up for an adventure further outside of town.

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Pleasant surprise outside of Hudson. Well-maintained, leads to fabulous views of river, Catskills.

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

A good warmup for some more intense hiking later on. Multiple routes and trails. Didn't get a chance to do them all, but we spent about 3 hours there.

Relatively flat. Good for all ages.

hiking
Saturday, March 19, 2016

The trails are actually available for hiking in the winter as well. They are short, but nice. Winter may actually be a better time to go because the leaves on the treas would block the views. Unfortunately the tour of the house only covers the first floor.

walking
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

If you drive up to the top past the castle there's a parking lot. Park and go down to the right on a short simple trail. Many beautiful views of the Hudson River. Great place for a picnic and doing some water color painting

There are some really nice views of the Hudson River (mainly Catskills, NY) from the main deck of the Olana building. The Indian architecture is very intriguing and the colors look twice as radiant during a sunset. I also really enjoyed the small garden on the side. The trail is a pleasant walk that goes from the main buildings, past the garden leading into the woods by a pond area (looping back to the parking lot).
Con(s): I didn't like the extra fees leading p to the Olana site (there is only one possible bridge that visitors have to drive from and there is a fee for that, including the extra parking fee, and the additional Main floor or supplement floor tickets. A bit necessary (there are other beautiful historic areas around the Hudson counties that are free). So I suggest going past 5 and only paying for the bridge.

So many trail options. Remarkable views of the Catskills. Great for a run.

hiking
Sunday, August 12, 2012

I noticed this "trail" only 4 miles away from home and decided to check it out. Only one problem. The directions to the trail head was over a mile away from Olana. Not to mention it was ALL residential and no trail in sight. The residents even said that there was no trails anywhere nearby. Inside Olana there was a few trails. The only one that even came close to this description was the pond side trail. This trail listing really needs to be revamped to have an honest trail head and trail log. It is a beautiful area and I really hope that this listing gets fixed to what it should be.

hiking
Monday, July 23, 2012

Beautiful historic site! Great fun for all ages. The house is amazing from the outside, and I can't wait to tour the inside! Trails are well maintained and views are outstanding. We've gone in late January 2012 & April 2012. Fall would be beautiful. Check for ticks!!!

hiking
Thursday, May 17, 2012

bring back the paw paw!!

hiking
Saturday, April 28, 2012

I couldn't find this trail. So instead I hiked at Olana St Historic Park, home of famous Hudson River artist Frederic Church and his beautiful moorish castle style home with the panoramic view of the Hudson. I hiked around the lake which has a trail on one side. - Brad

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