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Went there on a wimp... nice area with varying surroundings and natural life.... can’t believe I didn’t read the previous review thoroughly so kinda stuck in wet low land in the last mile or so on south loop... think would’ve been ok if I wore hiking boots instead of sneakers... oh well.

And pls spray plenty of mosquito repellent... otherwise you would’ve eaten alive like me! (I did spray but it didn’t work so maybe not enough)

2 hours ago

easy hike, gorgeous views at the top

Good hike

Very pleasant year around loop trail. Variety of habitats, mostly mature forest and open fields replicating 1700’s conditions with a few wetlands and stream crossings. Trail well maintained and marked.

nature trips
4 hours ago

We went to the overlook point n saw and we were not thrilled and then we drove to the gorge trail head, We started the hike and its less than a mile once we reached the falls it was surely a great feeling. We went after heavy rains so we could see decent amount of water but if you go in mid summer I doubt if you can hardly enjoy the falls. The gorge trail head is right next to Cayuga so we spent some time there as well, worth a visit!!

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4 hours ago

Its in the downtown of Ithaca... And its not much of a hike just 5mins walk from the road but its worth a stop. The falls is scenic.

DON'T TAKE THE INDIAN TRAIL... We started hiking gorge and from Jacob's ladder we headed back on Indian trail, the gorge trail as the name suggests is awesome but gets crowded but worth it. The Indian trail has maybe 1-2 viewing points and it doesn't have anything that makes us feel that we are at a glen... So just make sure you get back in the gorge itselff

I have really enjoyed the hike... Upper and middle falls are really close and its not much of a hike, the walk to lower falls is nice the canyon gets deeper and lot of pine trees around its really nice... After the hike dont forget to drive in park road and stop at all the scenic lookout points you will love itt.... Opps I forgot to mention that the middle falls has a rainbow... :), I would love to go back in fall..!!

a family bucket list hike. we started from the loj at 6am and we’re back around 4:30pm. it was a LONG HARD day but so worth it! the views from the top are amazing!

we took three long breaks - at indian falls on the way up and back, and again at the summit. so we probably could have finished faster but the breaks really helped keep everyone from bonking.

the entire family is still sore today (wednesday) and we did the hike sunday!

7 hours ago

super convenient from where we are staying (beech hill). a nice, quick, relatively easy hike with some nice views from the top. the scramble up the steep side is difficult as advertised (there’s a rope to help you get up the steepest section) - but totally do-able for most.

Beautiful, singletrack, fun trails that take to through a mix of dense old forests and historic homesteads. Great place for an after work run.

Great overall hike for some perfect views! Take this recommended Loop and you wont be disappointed. No part of this trail is too hard that a family cant do. We got to the top in 45min, & continued on to bushwack to Erebus (that takes some planning). Feel free to send me a message for best recommended route. Enjoy!

Not short or easy but it’s gorgeous and worth the effort

Beautiful hike. Not the most interesting or challenging trails, but the payoff at Indian Head is one of the prettiest views in New York in my opinion. A great hike

Long and challenging but well worth it. Doing this loop gives a nice diversity of things to see as opposed to the shorter out and back to top Algonquin. Highly recommend

Fantastic trail. Hiked with 8 & 9 year old, they did great. Beautiful view.

8 hours ago

This was an incredible hike! Great workout and spectacular views. At a brisk pace and with about 2 mi of trail running on the way back, it took us around 3 hours to get to the top of Peaked Mountain and back to the parking lot. Closer to 8 miles, not 6.2. If you’re planning to climb to the top and not turn around at the pond, know that the last section should be rated difficult and the hike overall is moderate not easy in my opinion.

An easy and short stroll through the FDR estate to the Hyde Park Train Museum. Lovely forest views, the cleanest trails, well marked, and okay for dogs on leashes. Definitely check out the museum! Fascinating history and fun educational activities in the small building. Continue from there to the gorgeous views at Vanderbilt. Listen to history by finding the little audio posts (scan QR Code or call the number). I didn’t go as far as Bard Rock in awhile, but the views are worth it. great walk for all ages. Bathrooms available at the parks and museums along the way. Bring enough water/electrolytes and/or food to picnic for those that like to mosey slow and absorb the surroundings. Also, record your hike and earn park badges: http://www.hydeparkny.us/Recreation/Trails/WalkaboutTrails.pdf

Easy trail with lovely woodland views. Great for a beer hike with bars on one end and Hyde Park Brewing Company on the other. Honestly, I don’t drink and I think this should be a thing just for the easy stroll and to benefit local business. I’ve been here a number of times before and after the reconstruction of trails. No matter when I go, there is almost no one else on the trail (maybe 2) or at least no one else parked at the lot. WEAR BUG SPRAY. This trail goes through a swamp. You are guaranteed to get bit.

Moderate difficulty with great views of lakes. Don’t take fishing gear- no fish. You will see lions on all the lakes and moose tracks everywhere.

Great trail, a little too crowded in the summer weekends.

lots of mushrooms and slick rocks. beautiful, dense, quiet.

Muddy mess but very worth it

18 hours ago

Very pretty trails. Very well marked

Very muddy . Not much there. Pond was ok

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19 hours ago

We went after big rains. Very muddy. Lots of rock- hopping. Beautiful trail-side vegetation. Fabulous fungi. Falls were booming. There is a guy in the car park who may be living there but he seems friendly and harmless.

Great trail for kids. Well groomed and marked. Falls were beautiful.

Great hike. Top trail is very challenging. I saw 12 deer. Bottom trail is gravel path and easy. Combined they make a great adventure. Bring water and a camera.

on Mount Jo Loop Trail

20 hours ago

Use the “short” at least for half the hike.

this trail is one of my favorites. it offers a great mix of water, woods, and sun, and it just difficult enough to make it a great hike. I would not, however, recommend it for a beginner.

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