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 is about 3.7 miles which typically takes about 1.5 hours. The trail goes along the escarpment edge, and is more like a walk than a hike. The trail may be muddy.
As usual we should bring a headlamp or flashlight. Dress in layers, with a windbreak layer
$6.00 Vehicle Use Fee. The visitor descends 60 ft (18 m) to the base of the escarpment via a metal staircase. From here the trail follows the base of the escarpment passing under the Minelot Falls and by the stream exiting from a small cave in the base of the rocks. This water is actually from Thompson Lake, some two miles (3 km) away, which makes its way through the porous limestone until it exits here. At the end of the trail, a second set of metal staircases take the visitor back to the top of the escarpment. The trail then continues back to the parking lot, offering excellent panoramas.