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10 Best Hiking Trails in New York

10 Best Hiking Trails in New York

1Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain Trail

  • Near: Big Indian
  • Distance: 6.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1,981 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Wild flowers, rocky

2Slide Mountain Trail

  • Near: Big Indian
  • Distance: 6.7 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1,791 feet
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Features: Wild flowers, wildlife, rocky, snow

3Overlook Mountain Trail

  • Near: Woodstock
  • Distance: 4.6 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1,397 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Views, wild flowers, wildlife, snow, muddy

4Kaaterskill Falls Trail

  • Near: Elka Park
  • Distance: 2.6 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 787 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Forest, views, waterfalls, muddy

5Vroman’s Nose Loop Trail

  • Near: Middleburgh
  • Distance: 1.7 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 495 feet
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Features: Forest, views

6Red Hill Fire Tower Trail

  • Near: Grahamsville
  • Distance: 2.5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 797 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Forest, views, wild flowers, wildlife

7Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail

  • Near: Kerhonkson
  • Distance: 1.9 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 259 feet
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Features: Forest, lake, views, wild flowers, wildlife, snow

8Huckleberry Point Trail

  • Near: Platte Clove
  • Distance: 4.5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1,151 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Forest, views, muddy

9Vernooy Falls Trail

  • Near: Kerhonkson
  • Distance: 3.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 639 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Forest, views, waterfall, wildlife, muddy, rocky

10Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest Trail

  • Near: Livingston Manor
  • Distance: 4.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1,181 feet
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Features: Forest, views, wild flowers, wildlife, muddy, rocky, snow

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