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Summited both Algonquin and Wright today 1/15/19. Just short of 9 mile RT. Trails were all packed down. I used crampons the entire way. Good sharp microspikes would also have been ok. First mile is easy. Second mile moderate. Third mile moderately difficult and after that steep and difficult. Algonquin summit is hard to follow. Back down I went up Wright. Steep up but only 4/10ths of a mile. Well marked with cairns. 7 hours for the round trip.

Excelent trails. Love the bog

Extremely easy, flat trail. Not very long and all open trail. Perfect with kids and dogs. Beautiful falls at the end.

1 day ago

Flat, good for time trial, speed, warm-ups.

The view at the end of the hike was breathtaking. I went in winter time and it was incredible seeing the falls half frozen. If you are hiking this hike in the winter time it may be tricky! Me and my dog made it but I feel we were on the wrong trail. After reading reviews it looks like you need to go to the left of the bridge. However, we went to the right and followed a beaten down deer path. The destination was the same but it may have made it a little trickier scaling down the steep and icy ravine with no rope guidance. I recommend this hike but be weary it’s not easy and you will get wet.

This was an excellent, clear morning for a cold weather hike (mid-January). The views along the ridges were excellent, and the trails and junctions very well marked. We brought microspikes but they were unnecessary though there is some ice on the lower parts of the trail, and no snow above. That may change if a storm moves through after which no warm spell intervenes. Near the end, the ice covered waterfall was lovely.

Climbed this on 1/9/19. Lots of fresh snow. Snowshoes would help for sure. We broke out a good deal of the trail especially higher up. Still a very nice hike

skiing
snow
3 days ago

A peaceful trek on skis through a winter decorated wonderland. Trails are maintained with excellent care allowing one to enjoy the beauty of the area.

Nice walk. I did the short look as the ice made the area by the waterfall impassable. Still a nice hike with water features. Some steep spots but nothing crazy.

skiing
snow
4 days ago

Excellent trails maintained with care, allowing one to enjoy the beauty of the area. Woodcutter Loop and Norm's Path are great for a short and fairly easy ski. Looking forward to more snow and more time in these beautiful woods.

EDIT: After looking at the map of Moreau St Park, it looks like that the alltrails map is actually shorter and that the CP trail goes further up along the Ridge run trail(pinkish red markers) and splits off, coming back down the yellow Western ridge trail... The map also says there arent any "scenic overlooks" on the trail either.
Snow was super slushy so it was a bit slippery. trail starts easy and then probably quarter of a Mile in it gets pretty steep in spots ..really nice hike but not that great of a view (in winter at least). the summit didnt really feel like a summit and seemed to be more of an end to the trail, which took you too an intersection of different trails. saw lots of deer tracks but we were out mid-day so didnt see anything, will revisit in the summer!

hiking
6 days ago

I did a short 1.5 mile walk on the Bird Watching trail this morning. The trail conditions were a little muddy and the cold wind was howling. They must have listened to the comments about trails being poorly marked as I noticed plenty of markers and signs.

Have done this trail twice now. Really should be rated difficult, because there is a lot of climbing, which was unexpected, but also, I am a beginner. The views are just amazing. Great workout. Takes me 2-3 hours to complete the loop. Will go back once the weather gets better!!!

Hiked trail in fair weather. easy hike. Planning to hike again on this Friday the 11 for my birthday. Starting to train for Mt Washington hike this summer. Any tips?

Beautiful from start to finish! My favorite quick hike in the area.

Stunning just make sure you know where the tide is before you go if it is high tide you will be trudging through water and a chestnuts to get to the lighthouse.

Did this with a friend 0107 and chased daylight. Easy hike up until the last mile or so. Crampons are lifesavers. Lots of ice, but with the recent snowfall, it was a good cover which helped with traction. Trekking poles were a big help too. Easy to locate trailhead. Took us about 4-5 hrs round trip with lots of gear on our back and with taking stops to reorganize and take some pictures.
This was our first winter hike ever. Highly recommend.

very muddy this time of year, almost swamp like but views of Lake Ontario was the payoff.

Where is the cave at turning point park. One of the last photos. It looks like it’s on top of a waterfall. Please help

My wife and I Hiked on this trail on 1/3/19, it was her first winter mountain climb. It had all the makings of a great adventure! I loved the water crossings, lots of blowdown and it definitely felt like a slog near the top, although we only made it to 3444’ and decided to turn around after the post-holing became too much and we started to lose day light.
If you plan to hike this in winter make sure you have at minimum micro spike and trekking poles to deal with all the ice/ water crossings
I’m originally from about an hr from this trailhead and I will absolutely be back to bag this one!!!

Nice views and not so hard trail

Made a loop out of this by taking the purple-blazed trail over Fort Hill and then, at the end of the purple trail, turned left onto a blue blazed trail, at the end of which I went on an in blazed trail that ended at Snake Hill Road which I took back to where I started

Good view of Manhattan and the bridge. Some old fort buildings and cannons.

By far the most direct route to the summit of Bull Hill. Fun and challenging climb early on, about 1100 ft of elevation gain from the parking lot to the Washburn -Undercliff (White &Yellow) Trail junction. Terrific views of the Hudson and town below facing South early on (from 0.5-0.75 miles at a steep 30-46% grade) and then the woods canopy the trail until you reach the summit of Bull Hill. You can see NYC on a clear day from the Summit. The route is a more gradual descent from the Summit all the way down. If you have nothing left in the tank after Notch Trail, you can take an alternate route out at mile 3.4 at Brook Junction (Red) trail and connect to Cornish [Ruins] Trail to take that all the way back to the Visitors Center lot.

Wonderful, relaxing, whether on foot, bike, or roller blades. Great views. It also extends to trails on the West side of the Walkway path over the Hudson.

This is less of a trail and more of a paved walking area through the woods. It usually had a lot of people on bikes. I liked to take my dog here but not on hot days because like I said it’s pavement. Very beautiful though!

Nice relaxing hike. Easy for kids and dogs.

Do not attempt without micro spikes. 60% sheet of ice right now. Not much snow. Slow going but can't beat the views!

Not a trail as much as a walk on a paved road, but the ruins are so cool. You can Google to see pictures of how it looked before the fire. Plan to go back and hit some of the longer trails in the area.

Did this 2018.01.05. Great trail with gentle start that finishes with steep inclines. Temp about 32 F, nice snow, trails manageable.

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