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

8 days ago

Nice trail with variety of terrain and some interesting and challenging points along the way.

Not a bad hike and not bad views. Ive seen better and worse but for under 2.5 miles its a good climb with some decent views. Interstate 87 is below and road noise is expected but its a nice quick loop. Too bad the weather didn't hold out the way it was originally planned as the views would have been even better. Worth the hike to do it again.

trail running
24 days ago

We took our Vizsla here today and hiked the red to pine meadow lake and around to Conklin cemetery and back down the red trail. We went for a swim, first day of fall and likely the last swim until next year. Interestingly, all signs say no camping no swimming, but everyone was camping and swimming. How can you resist that water? Heavy traffic go earlier to avoid groups of kids and people. Dogs on and off leash depending on skill level and friendliness. I’m going to return and hike some of the other trails in the park.

Great trail, one of my favorite hikes in the region. Went up through Claudius Smith Rock and up to the fire tower and back down.

on Kakiat Trail

1 month ago

Good short-ish hike with decent views and very well signed. Recommend going counterclockwise on the white trail as there were steep inclines interspersed with flat sections that allowed you to catch your breath. The descent was mostly steep downhill. We had the trail to ourselves for majority of the hike.

Pretty nice hike. most of the inclines are gradual enough to be pretty simple and the steep sections are brief. a lot of good views, you can hit 6 peaks on one hike if you feel like making a day of it. Most trails are fairly easy going. some areas are a bit trickier and you may need to squeeze or scramble in some areas. Overall a good day hike.

Summer Time Day Hike:

Complexity: Hard
Terrain: Rocky and flatland - Have to climb couple of mountains. Pretty challenging for first 10 miles with few elevations but rest was downhill most of the time
Trekking Pole: I did that without a hiking pole. It might help as its long.
Foot Wear: Better wear something with good grip, the rain makes the rocks slippery. Lot of protection needed for your toes
Scenic View: Lake was beautiful, you can swim here. Every mile had a scenic view, better take your camera
Trail Markers: Trail markers are easy to locate but as this is a combination of lot of trail. My GPS watach went choppy because of tall trees, So take a map.
Parking: Enough parking for 10 cars at harrison state park visitor area. You can even park on the road. Vistor area has restrooms
Permit: No fees
Animal Encounter: Seen couple of deers running around
Overall timing: I completed in 9.5 hours at 2.4 mph with lots of photo breaks. Start early to do day hike
Streams : As there was lot of summer rain, i could see lots of steams. Plenty of water
Traffic: Saw lots of hikers heading to the lake which is in the first few miles
Campsites: Lots of dispersed camp sites around the lake, I even saw people fishing
Pet: Take plenty of water, its will be very tiresome for your little one.

on Kakiat Trail

2 months ago

On Wednesday I was the only one on the trail. There is a stretch where the trail is close to the Thruway and the noise of the traffic was most unpleasant.

3 months ago

red, blue and white trail is not easy

Heavily trafficked in the first few miles, complete solitude from mile 4 on. Good range, starts east/moderate, the yellow square trail jumps significantly in difficulty and is much less traveled. Good scenery, not much of a view. Bring lots of water, this is a long hike!

Red square > Yellow Square > White Square > Red Line > back to Red Square

Great loop with some challenging spots. Take a breather at the top and take in the beautiful view.

Lovely park with great variety of scenery... from pretty lakes to scenic outlooks. Abundant fauna.. we saw deer, a rattler, a black snake, frogs and black/blue butterflies. Definitely not hard though... more moderate. First section from road to lake heavily trafficked, quiet after that. Slow steady climb. Very lush plateaus and gullies. Flowers were out this time of year and the greenery was intense.

this is hard and rocky with plenty of stream crossings. great place to camp or do some backpacking/bring some AT magic. bring a filter- no need to over pack water.

While I did not complete the entire loop, what I did hike was fantastic! As an avid hiker with a decent amount of experience I would say this is a pretty easy trail, a lot of walking. However, there is just enough climbing and steep hills to make this a moderate hike. Beautiful view, and very well marked. I parked in the little loop and walked back out to the path. Great for dogs, only had to give my dog a little assistance getting up a rock. I definitely suggest this hike, and if you don’t have time to do the whole loop, you can get to the scenic view pretty easily and quickly!

5 months ago

Trail is challenging with plenty of mountain streams, small waterfall and great views! The steep inclines pay off to see the amazing view at the top.

6 months ago

nice park

on Kakiat Trail

6 months ago

very nice place to go fishing and hiking

10 months ago

Overall a nice hike, views from the top.

11 months ago

Really nice view from top of mountain. NYC is visible .

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The black on white trail was good. it would of been nice if the markers were a littler closer. Overall, it was great

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Nice short hike with a relatively steep incline to get your blood pumping. Be careful on way down.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The 3.5 mile red trail hike to the lake was more of a very good maintained path with a few foot bridges etc, very enjoyable.
I took the yellow trail back which was a fairly exhaustive climb to the top of the mountain, then the blue trail down which made me happy that I wore the right hiking shoes/etc due to the difficulty of some of the descents. I especially loved the blue trail.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

This is a trail next to the road along the lake. It's also cut off by someone who has marked it as private property, so it is much shorter now. I would not waste my day on this hike. There is a spot to lounge next to the lake.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

It was a great tail to enjoy wonderful view just for one hour walk.
The path is rocky, so l recommend you to use hiking shoes.

Monday, June 19, 2017

This was a great trail in the rain. We went off the beaten path and got a great cardio work out. It started to pour sporadically but it was refreshing while trailing.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Soaked from the rain but worth it

Monday, June 19, 2017

Was a good time. Got poured on. Nice steep hills by the pipeline.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

I love it for a great cardio climb

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Some steep sections.
One great view, even if it was over the thruway.
Nice short day hike, completed in under 2 hours.

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