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Breakneck Ridge Trail

Beacon, NY

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Breakneck Ridge & bull hill Trail is a 9.6 mile loop trail located near Beacon, New York and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking & snowshoeing and is accessible from March until November.

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Black Rock Forest
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8 Completed 5 Reviews

Great Hike - well maintained trails and markings! Started from the parking lot off Reservoir Rd and took the Stillman trail up over Whitehorse Mt then followed the trail guide outlined in the following link (http://hikethehudsonvalley.com/black-rock-forest/). Was a good day, but the snow and ice that we had two weeks ago made coming down from Black Rock Mt. difficult - would avoid that trail if there is too much snow and ice.

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Storm King - Butter Hill Trail
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8 Completed 5 Reviews

Hiked in Storm King State Park yesterday. Started from the paring area off Storm King Highway near the Stillman Spring. Took the Stillman Spring trail (White blazes) to the Howell trail (Blue blazes). Total trip was under 2.5 hrs and approximately 4.75 miles. The trail was very easy to follow and not difficult. The only tough part was coming down the Howell trail toward the end (if you went in my direction). Next time I might start up the Howell trail, but I was hoping the morning clouds would burn off to provide some nice pictures later in the morning, that did not happen. Still and good quick hike! Thanks to everyone that maintains the trails! Well marked and in great condition.

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Montauk Point Parks
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5 Completed 6 Reviews

Decent trails, nice in the winter since you will have the trails for yourself. Park in the lighthouse parking area (free in the off season) then walk weston the main road until you see a sign for money pond trail. The trail is a tight single lane, watch out for ticks in high season. Take that trail (green blazes, poorly marked, but fairly easy to distinguish the trail) to seal haulout trail (yellow blazes). Take seal hallout to the coast for a chance to see seals in the winter on the rocks. Walk the off road vehicle trail (res blazes) or the coast back to the lighthouse. Complete circuit took about one and a half hours.

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Rockefeller Preserve Trail
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5 Completed 6 Reviews

Great preserve with multiple trail options. You could choose to circle the lake for a relatively flat "walk" or venture on to other trails for an extended hike. I have hiked with my dog here for hours, up some good inclines, crossed highways and roads, this preserve is huge. You can grab a trail map at the buildings near the main parking area. There is a parking fee during peak season. I have seen tons of wildlife here during hikes including deer.

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Blydenburgh County Park
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5 Completed 6 Reviews

Correction to my review, when facing the lake turn RIGHT to see the trail.

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Blydenburgh County Park
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5 Completed 6 Reviews

Enter Blydenburgh County Park through the south entrance off of route 347/454 about a mile from the end of the Northern State Parkway. Once inside, follow signs to the boat rental area and park in that lot. Once parked head towards the small building near the lake, directly in front of the building on the lake will be the boats. Facing the lake turn left and you will notice the trail. Follow the blue blazes which hug the lake for the majority of the trail. The trail is large enough for a single lane, with very minimal incline or declines. There are additional trails with larger pathways which run alongside this path and intersect numerous times so keep an eye out for direction changes by following the blue blazes. Very easy hike, good for trail running and walking the dog. Watch out for ticks during high vegetation as the trail is narrow at points. As you near the end of the trail you will begin to notice houses and their backyards, at that point you can turn around for a shorter 3.5 mile loop (The lake begins to dry up into marshy wet lands at this point as well). This took about one and half hours to complete the 3.5 mile loop.

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Walt Whitman Revisited
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5 Completed 6 Reviews

Nice beginners trail with moderate inclines and clearly marked blazes. Good for trail running, light hiking, and dog walking. You can enter this trail by either parking in West Hills County Park, near the dog run, or driving to the end of Reservoir Road and parking along the street. If you park in West Hills Country Park, walk towards the woods through the picnic area closest to the horse stables, once on the trail look for white blazes. Follow the white blazes (Walt Whitman Trail) for about 1.9 miles, ending at Reservoir Road (There will be an abandoned playground and bathrooms). Turn around and follow the white blazes back to the parking area for a 3.8 mile loop. There are many offshoot trails which are used by horses, you can hike on these as well, however keep your eyes on the ground unless you want to step in something ;). Horses are not allowed on the Walt Whitman Trail; however, you will find a few inconsiderate "high-brows" who feel the rules don't apply to them. The loop takes about an hour and a half walking at a moderate pace.

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Avalon/East Farm Preserve
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11 Completed 10 Reviews

Check out our photos & review on our hiking blog!
http://traveltheeast.blogspot.com/2014/09/avalon-trail-stony-brook-new-york.html

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Chimney Mountain Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Steep climb, well worth it . Beautiful views. Can't wait to do it again.

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Poke-O-Moonshine Trail
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43 Completed 15 Reviews

Did this in early winter after about a 15 yr hiatus since I did it last with my friends family. Very different in winter of course, many rocks to climb over and the recent purchase of some aggressive micro spikes made it easy to tread right over the ice. I remember looking for falcons and rock climbers on the cliffs when I was younger, will definitely have to return in summer to check that out as well take the "observers route" on the way down. I presume it has good viewpoints and nature watching. Thank you to the "friends of..." group who maintain the trail and tower and offer a nice pamphlet in the trail register.

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