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This was a nice day hike with our 4 year-old. We started at 11am and finished around 2pm. We took plenty of time for snacks at the Gazebo and used see bubbles. We went on the blue trail to the top of the waterfall and back to the Gazebo. It was a gorgeous day and a decent view. I would rate this as somewhere between easy and moderate.

11 days ago

Nice trail for a quick and child friendly hike. The views were gorgeous and this trail was well maintained and so clean. Nice sample (mud, rocks, gorgeous trees and black flies) of the ADK park and nice character to the trails.

11 days ago

i didnt think it was an easy hike as others said, i definitely found it to be challenging and i consider myself to be in shape. they expanded the parking lot but there were quite a few cars there, we got there around 11 & had parking. definitely bring BUG SPRAY, they are annoying around the waterfall area. the gazebo area is pretty & has a nice breeze, great spot to hang out for a bit with awesome views. we saw a decent amount of people, not over crowded at all. it was hard at times to see where the trail goes...i didnt think they were that well marked. we didnt see the wildflower field that someone mentioned in a previous review...we hiked 4 miles in about 2.5 hours. very hilly as is any mountain. we saw a few garter snakes and lots of chipmunks. great day for a hike, perfect temperature.

you can't camp but still a grate place

Was a good way to get back into hiking after the long winter. Lots of people there but that’s to be expected, very easy with well marked trails

1 month ago

Was a nice hike. Would go back up in warmer weather when the waterfall isn't frozen.

2 months ago

Official name: Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob a.k.a Pilot Knob Gazebo. My rating - slightly above easy. Trails are easy to follow, well marked. Great for beginners and kids, dog friendly. Trailhead easy to find, new-bigger and improved-parking. Gazebo can be hiked as a loop: in about 5 min hike in, you’ll come up to a JCT (well marked), go straight for more direct, steeper incline hike; or take right for more leveled (in comparison) trail with switch backs. Both trails marked orange. Good lake view, as well as of Cleverdale and Assembly Point. Past the Gazebo is blue trail to the seasonal waterfall. Semi-leveled trail in the woods, will bring you to small waterfall kids will adore. Return to the Gazebo same way. Round trip hike: 2 hrs in shape hiker, 3.5 hrs out of shape hiker. Round trip: 3 miles

Beautiful hike. Snow covered but great with yaktraks.

some sections were packed down but we just had quite a bit of snow a few days ago so it was a bit powdery...should have brought snowshoes! dog loved it. couldn't find bridge and ended up doing out&back instead of a loop. will revisit in the spring!!!!

3 months ago

very pretty year round and well maintained

4 months ago

My home hike. The addition of the new parking lot last year was a god send. Love taking the dog up after work. The views are spectacular. But over crowded during the summer but I go later and take a headlamp.

trail running
5 months ago

Sweet view of Lake George. in 15 minutes you will hike straight up (pretty strenuous) to a gazebo overlooking the lake. Then you can take a trail to the waterfalls which is great for trail running. We went mid summer and there was no waterfall to be seen but was still a nice path through the woods. If you want a short hike with a good workout, just go to the gazebo and back.

Went the extra mile to see the waterfall, beautiful partially frozen

Such a nice, peaceful, and quiet hike in the woods that gives you serene views to finish! A must-do for those looking to get out but don't want a busy setting. This would be ideal to snowshoe in the winter as well! :-)

8 months ago

Rocky but nice and steady hike. Loved the wildflower field at the top and the view from the gazebo (hiked this August 1). This is a hike I would want to do again near peak foliage or after the snow melts and Spring has sprung! :-)

very easy just wish there was a loop @ the pond

trail running
9 months ago

Very steep to the gazebo then it "flattens" out to the waterfall. Per my Fitbit it was right about 4 miles in and out.

10 months ago

Very steep! Definitely moderate for me, though I was passed by a few people in much better shape than me! As a beginner, I found it hard but not impossible. It's a very quick hike to the gazebo, about 0.5 mile, and I came straight down after that (I wanted to do the whole loop but got confused). Overall, a good hike. The views at the gazebo are beautiful.

Well maintained trail through the woods that leads out to a beautiful section of the Hudson River. There's a couple of spots to put your feet in or let the dogs swim. Well marked on the way in but I always get turned around on the way out so pay attention! I've only ever done the blue trail which I believe is the longest. It takes about an hour for a casual walk with some stops on the way. Highly recommended!

10 months ago

Beautiful park for picnics and fishing. Theres a crushed stone path around the pond. I think its 1/3 of a mile around it. There's s also a man made bridge path through the marshy cat tails with lots of places to stop and look for turtles. Lots of birds and butterflies too. There's also a small playground for the kids. Great place to bring lunch, let the kids play and then take a walk together.

10 months ago

Plenty of parking, well maintained and marked trails. The orange loop has a strong elevation gain so moderate is a fair assessment. Great view from the gazebo. 37 minutes up via northern trail, 24 minutes down via southern trail.

10 months ago

Nice hike. Took my four kids ages 5 - 12! Gazebo was cool. I would rate this as easy and not moderate though! Well marked.

Awesome trail even better at sunset

Not a secluded trail. You can hear the highway the entire path

Very easy hike, pretty views of Lake George. I suggest doing the pinnacle if you want a better view though, the summit is more open.

Steepest part is up to the gazebo. Then follow the blue trail to the water fall. Cross over the water and take the other part of the blue trail to the top of the water falls. It then loops back around to the bottom of the falls.

fun trail to do as a family

Excellent for lazy hikers like me! Easy trail, friendly people, gorgeous views!

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