Pinnacle Park Loop Trail

This is a very challenging and difficult route, it has an elevation gain and drop of about 5000 feet! Expect a 5-6 hour hike. Of course at 5000 feet that’s 2500′ straight up the mountain, and 2500′ straight down. there’s an out and back trail at about the halfway point of the loop which will … Continue reading Pinnacle Park Loop Trail

Rough Creek Watershed Hike

We will hike thru the Rough Creek watershed, it sits in an elongated bowl at the south end of the Newfound Mountain complex north of Canton. While most of the valley is forested, meadows on adjacent private lands allow for fantastic views near the park’s upper west side. And while some of the terrain is … Continue reading Rough Creek Watershed Hike

Bracken Mountain Preserve Loop

Flowing river and streams alongside the trails and a series of small cascading waterfalls we’ll hike mountain coves supporting an abundance of biodiversity. Bountiful wildlife, including newts, rat snakes, coyotes, foxes, wild turkeys, and black bears (hint: look out for claw marks on the trees!) OPTIONAL: Brewery after hike Distance: 5.5 Elevation Gain: 950 Difficulty: … Continue reading Bracken Mountain Preserve Loop

Crabtree Falls

The scenic 2.5-mile loop trail to Crabtree Falls is moderate for some rocky terrain. Hikers should allow 1.5 to 2.5 hours for the entire hike. From the trailhead in the parking lot behind the campground entrance, the trail descends .9 mile to the falls through a hickory forest.. At the base of the trail is … Continue reading Crabtree Falls

Vroman’s Nose Loop Trail

Easy 3 mile loop hike with spectacular views from many rock ledges on the top of steep cliffs. The main trailhead for Vroman’s Nose is a large grassy parking area off West Middleburgh Road. There is a sign for the parking area.From the parking area, follow the old woods road toward the right and immediately … Continue reading Vroman’s Nose Loop Trail

Pharaoh Mountain Trail

I want to try this 11.0-mile out-and-back trail near Schroon, New York. It should take about 4-5 hrs to complete. Start at the Crane Pond Road Trailhead. This is a nice trail, moderate for most of the hike, but does get very steep toward the summit. A short climb up a nice mountain in the … Continue reading Pharaoh Mountain Trail

Escarpment trail at Thacher Park from Glen Doone pavilion

Thinking about going back to Thacher Park one day… Escarpment walk with beautiful views! The Thacher Park Glen Doone area is located on Rt 157 just over 2 miles north of the intersection of Rte 157 and Rte 85 in the town of New Scotland. Moderately level terrain – this part of the escarpment trail … Continue reading Escarpment trail at Thacher Park from Glen Doone pavilion

Palenville Overlook and Indian Head

It’s an hour drive. We will plan to hike 4.4 miles on well-maintained trails through woods and forest with a total elevation gain of 1,100 feet. Hike should last about 3.5 hours. I hear there are a few nice overlooks with a view of the Hudson Valley and Hudson River. we will bring water, snacks, … Continue reading Palenville Overlook and Indian Head

Thacher Park North Section Hike on Easter

Thacher State Park is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. Even as it safeguards six miles of limestone cliff-face, rock-strewn slopes, woodland and open fields, the park provides a marvelous panorama of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys and the Adirondack and Green Mountains. We will do about 4 miles … Continue reading Thacher Park North Section Hike on Easter

Willow Road Trail, Great Dune Loop #8

We’ll need to explore this 5 mile loop trail in Guilderland. Considered a Moderate hike, it takes an average of 2-3 hrs. to complete. This trail is great for hiking, cross-country skiing, and walking. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Continue reading Willow Road Trail, Great Dune Loop #8