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Sarah McConnell reviewed Mount Beacon Trail
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HikingGreat!

Steep incline for a mile along a slim trail. Definitely hard.

Isonel Soto reviewed Alley Pond Park Loop
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Hiking

The white trail was an excellent hike. I felt like I was in a forest upstate. The markers were very obvious. Use hiking boots, unpaved, trees down, muddy in some areas. Looking forward to hiking the other paths.

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HikingGreat!

Hard - but worth it!! First half is the hardest so when you feel like quitting just keep on going views from the fire tower were stunning!

Carlie Schmitz reviewed Coyotes Den Trail
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Hiking

Felt like I was running through a labyrinth towards the end haha but the map on this app got me out :) I’d do it again for sure !

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Ed Kaufman reviewed Chestnut Ridge
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HikingGreat!

Wife and I did Eternal Flame trail today. It's half mile out and half mile back. Trail itself was steep with tree roots running across the path in parts. Once you get to the bottom you follow a small stream bed through a ravine to the flame itself. Follow same path out only now it's all uphill. Take your time and enjoy the scenery. And remember to pack out what you bring in.

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Hiking

looks insane. would like someone to go with. bdan870 on snap if interested.

Fanja R reviewed Penny Pond Loop Trail
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HikingBugsGreat!

Almost no traffic. More than 4.9 miles unless our phones lied... we counted almost 6.5 miles in total from the parking lot, round trip. Some parts of the trail are sandy and gives your legs some work. The pond is pretty.

Stephanie Smith reviewed Sky Top Trail
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HikingFeeGreat!

Well-maintained, mostly shaded, lots of steep inclines but all carriage roads. From parking lot to Sky Top is about 3 miles, so the full trip will be about 6 miles. A perfect trail for beginners, but only if they can handle the distance.

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Hiking

Giving four rather than five stars because we used it as a hike. It’s probably a 5 star mountain bike trail. Very buggy. Very loopy which is fun but with bad knees not so much. Just so u understand we started at top of mountain (car park) and the trail just keeps looping round and round on the way down. We hiked down to the bottom and continued on back up on the other side. We Just did a mile cos it was getting late and we didn’t want to get lost if we went too deep into the woods so we turned back at the half mile point. Very poorly signposted we felt. Then we went off trail and cut up the mountain coming back at the very end to get back out to parking lot rather than getting dizzy going round and round and up and up and round and up. We had enough. Can be fun. A good workout. Good for the lower extremities.

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Hiking

Beautiful serene walking trail. Not too crowded. Nice to take dogs on. Quite a bit of shade. Not many bugs (went at 6pm in August) One star less just because of people not picking up after their dogs.

Samantha Klanac Campanile reviewed Waterfalls of Zoar Valley Trail
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Nature trips

Def more of a “creek stroll”. Our daughter age 3 loved it to explore. Be prepared with water shoes for sure.

Laura Schneller reviewed Baker Woods Preserve
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Hiking

This is an awesome trail, very well kept and well marked. Will be going back!!

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HikingFee

Great walking trail. There is a main paved trail and three non paved trails with smaller trails off of those. The main paved area is quite crowded but much less crowded on the trails. There is a beach to go swimming and for additional fees there are guided tours of a horse barn. $15 fee per car. Would visit again!

Jerry Nostrant reviewed Griffis Sculpture Park Loop
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Hiking

Very nice,interesting scenery.

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Matt Oliver reviewed Mill Run Yellow Trail
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Walking
First to Review

Very accessible, trail relatively well maintained, a little buggy but understandable given proximity to the creek.

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Hiking

Very serene, encountered no other hikers during a Sunday afternoon loop.

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Constance Brown reviewed Mount Beacon Trail
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WalkingBugsRocky

Beautiful trail. Pretty steep hike, inclines the majority of the way up. View is well worth it.

Hansen J reviewed Inwood Hill Park Trail
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Walked the Red trail loop with some meandering on the inner loop. The trails are poorly marked currently (8/9/20) so finding your way to the outer Red trail takes some finding. A lot of the trail midway is encountered by construction sites, and part of the trail (about 600 feet) goes along the HH Pkway so it was unpleasant. There is no buffer for the noise level. Positive: Pretty much the whole trail is shaded. The highest strain of elevation is at the very beginning and it incrementally increases after that. Although the trail is paved, it is still surrounded by forest and not bad for a city hike. Neutral: Only one scenic view of the river was visible. It's nice. A second one was partial.

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Hiking

Great trail for dogs and to home with a baby on your back. Very enjoyable and would come back to use as a trail running option.

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Gabriel Harris reviewed Spring Farm Northeast Trail Loop
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Hiking

Great hike. Some light scrambling at the top. Did it with a 13- month old baby in a pack and it was fine. Dog also did fine.

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Seth Grugle reviewed Croton Point Park Loop
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WalkingNo shade

Park is open to the general public again (not just county residents). “Trail” is more a walk along the river and through various campgrounds; some areas had “no trespassing” signs, so just make sure to stay alert! Beach was fairly packed, but most were observing social distancing and mask wearing guidelines. Parking is $10.

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Road bikingGreat!
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Mike Thompson reviewed Gore Mountain via Schaefer Trail
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Hiking

Clocked in at a little bit over 11 miles, but what a payoff! The trail stays in the woods until it turns joins a service road, which was honestly the steepest and toughest part of the hike. While in the woods, there are numerous waterfalls that you walk along, which was my favorite part. I busted ass to the summit, checked out the firetower (which is covered in satellites and miscellaneous equipment), had a good lunch/ summit beer and took in the expansive summit views (fantastic views of the high peaks to the north!), and then pretty much flew down to check out the waterfalls, considering you have under 2 easy miles of hiking back to the trail head from this point (worth spending some time at). I finished in 6 hours or so because I had a couple of lengthy breaks at the summit and along the trail. Hiked it, liked it!

pete cornell reviewed Westmoreland Grand Tour
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Running

Good for running or hiking to clear your head. Nothing to see here except some trees and snakes. Saw 5-6 garter snakes on the trail.

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Hiking

Great August hike w Ilan. Warm and humid. Got lost a few times and at the end at the two white trails. It was fun going up and down the mountains.

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RunningGreat!

Nice trail for after work or in the morning. Not too busy, very easy and enjoyable.

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