Explore the most popular trails near Rensselaerville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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28 days ago

Took the West trail. It turns out that was a great idea because you encounter the muddy portions early and leave the best for last. That includes the waterfalls, the climb besides the running brook and the beach/picnic area. It is a easy trail and has all the scenic elements built into the 3.2 mile hike: waterfalls, elevation, lake, trees and a beaver lodge!! It was past peak fall so missed that magic but it was still a great hike.

on Myosotis Lake Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely trails with a variety of options.

hiking
2 months ago

Very well marked and maintained trail with plenty of off shoots to extend the route. Great views of the lake throughout the hike and the waterfall was neat too. I would imagine the trail would be very muddy after rain, as there were stretches of the trail that were still rather wet despite not having rained in a few days.

Awesome walk around with a few different angles to view the falls. Tons of amphibians everywhere, including salamanders. Highly recommended.

was a rough hike for my non hiking family who tagged along bc it was very muddy, with out the mud it would have been perfect

Moderate to easy and absolutely beautiful! Great for families and dogs!

great relaxing hike.

What a lovely trail! Easily accessible, not difficult. Definitely muddy in some spots, but nothing too much. The falls are wonderful, with lots of space at the top (although no one was there when I visited). Markers are easy to see and maps are available at the kiosk prior to entering the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Loved beautiful Falls and an easy hike .

A nice hike. Waterfalls are wonderful.

hiking
4 months ago

very peaceful and enjoyable hike. the lake is beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

Great, easy hike. Fun for dogs.

Nice peaceful trail. Enjoyed the Felt mill site!!! Had gone on a trail last month at Wolf Creek Preserve that was the site of a sheep farm that supplied the same mill... Great treat. The falls are worth the trip. Going back to do the rest of the trails soon.

hiking
5 months ago

a very nice and manageable loop. the lake has old foundations to check out around it. but the waterfall alone is worth the hike.

Great easy trail with a lot of beautiful views along the way. trails were well indicated but trailheads were a little tougher to find (since they're not state lands there's no indicators unless you're right in front of them). Take the west lake trail and wrap around to the east and there's a beautiful little beach area about 3/4 of the way that's worth a stop.

Great trail! Good for beginners! Beautiful falls!

on Myosotis Lake Trail

6 months ago

love it and dog friendly

on Myosotis Lake Trail

6 months ago

Great hike

Muddy but awesome! We've done it before. Great for kids and dogs.

Easy scenic walk. I will do it again!

Awesome trail for my nine year old and me.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail for a family walk. Trail has views of lake for the majority of the hike. Nice Pine forrest and waterfall. Some muddy spots but easy 3 mile walk.

hiking
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Nice afternoon hike. Took us about 1 hour 40 minuets. Able to view the lake just about the entire loop. Nice waterfall.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Nicely marked and well kept. Beautiful views!

hiking
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Excellent hike with kids, ages 4 and 6. We went around myosotis lake and had a great time.

hiking
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I'm slowly introducing my 9yr old daughter to hiking. this was our 2nd outing and she loved it. she though the falls were great and we saw a couple of young deer along the way which added to your excitement.

Monday, September 04, 2017

loved it!!!! long trail around the lake, beautiful falls, perfect views!!!

hiking
Monday, August 21, 2017

Nice easy trail. Good views. Didn't get lost at all.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Very nice and easy hike.

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