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7. We want to bring our toddler who is too big for a backpack but too little to do the whole loop on foot! Feels longer than 2 miles! About five minutes after the bathroom facility, take a right turn onto the blue-blazed Castle Point Carriageway. Take the middle road, just to the left of the porto-potties. http://www.kdheks.gov/nps/lepp/ChVIIIWaterConservingFinal.pdf, Great site but too many choices! I had to remove those flyovers because mapmyhikes.com, which used to support them, just decided one day to stop supporting them, thereby breaking about fifty links on this site (not really breaking them, I guess, but making them all point to the Golden Gate Bridge for some reason). Much appreciated! States there that parking has been limited by 50% in order to prevent overcrowding and it posts an update when the lot is full for the day: https://parks.ny.gov/parks/minnewaska/details.aspx, I can’t see the covid guidance but I do know that Minnewaska is open and updates their page when the lots are full. Cliffs! We went on a Thursday on purpose, to avoid big crowds, but it was still a bit busy in the afternoon. I went on this wonderful adventure today and enjoyed every moment. I'll do my best to keep that page as up-to-date as possible. One other note: I did not see the Kempton Ledge sign (step 12) so it may not be there anymore, but the ledge is pretty easy to spot… just look for a rock ledge/outcropping on your left. It was just strenuous enough for someone not in great shape like me. Thank you for the write up. ), we took the footpath MM (red trail) back towards LM and picked up the route above at step 17/18. You can also subscribe without commenting. Point to note: MM is a footpath, not a wide carriageroad, and had some parts that were steep and harder to walk over. Don’t worry if hiking is not your thing, Lake Minnewaska is perfect for swimming and to cool off in the hot summer months. Head across the lawn, towards the lake, leaving the Red Trail behind. Hike Description: From the end of the parking area, descend on the red-blazed Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road that encircles Lake Minnewaska. Lake Minnewaska, Gertrude's Nose, and Millbrook Mountain Loop is a 11.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near High Falls, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 20. There’s more inclines and steeper paths on this part of the trail but it’s all on a well kept path, you are not climbing over rocks or anything, very doable for most skill and fitness levels. Your email address will not be published. That’s when it is best anyway. ), GPS coordinates of parking area: 41.73469, -74.24402 (Clicking will open in Google Maps or the Apple Maps app, depending on your browser/device.). Very much appreciated! To the left, an unmarked path leads to another spectacular east-facing viewpoint. We went to Stony Kills Falls yesterday and park was definitely open. I love hikes near any kind of water, and this had a waterfall and a gorgeous lake, beautiful rocks to sit on and just watch the water. The gorgeous views from the cliff on top of Millbrook Mountain include the historic Sky Top observation tower and the lush Wallkill Valley below. (You can use the Google Terrain Map above by tapping the [ ] icon in the top-right corner, which will show where you are vs. my GPS track. At the end of MC, yet another point with amazing views to the southeast (perfect spot for a long break with some food and drinks! I’ll confirm if I do it tomorrow. My kids enjoyed collecting leaves along the way and looking at the lake. I would echo comments left by others on this post on a few tricky spots. Thanks so much for the helpful information, Fabian! Well marked, gorgeous, such good views and easy yet stunning. Just keep sticking as close as you can to the lake, keeping it on your left and following the trails as they head around it. Once you pass under the power lines, go another five minutes for a even more beautiful flat granite ledge- with a nice boulder perfect to sit and eat lunch on. (Update July 12, 2014: Per Jules’ comment below – and since confirmed – it’s not so well-marked anymore, which is a real shame. Trail was great, well marked. Love the scenery here just from the pictures. Follow 44/55 past the hairpin turn under the Shawangunk cliffs and past the Trapps parking area on your right. That was one beautiful sign. I finally put an update at the beginning of the trail guide to alert people about the closure – sorry I didn’t get it out there when you first posted your comment, Krista! There was still a lot of people on the trail. UPDATE August 2015: The Castle Point Carriageway, used in Steps 10-14 below, is currently closed for construction. 16. If you can, please add more pictures of each focus point so it makes it easier for us to find. For me it’s an additional source of joy that no hunting, fishing or “harassment of wildlife” (as the sign at the entrance says) is allowed. A lot of garbage and people going off the trail for photos and etc making new paths. (And thanks to Krista and Gabrielle in the comments for the alert!) Basic information on Minnewaska State Park Preserve. You’ll pop out onto the cliffs, where you’ll have an awesome view of the lake below and the Catskills beyond. Whether you see a yellow blaze or not, just take your first right turn. 5 Best Hikes When Camping Near Minnewaska State Park 1. Some people turned back after seeing the smaller falls. 9. See the Minnewaska homepage for updates and a closure map. Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this five-mile long hike along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road and Millbrook Mountain Footpath. And Siena reports that it’s now gone. After about twenty minutes on the Blue Trail, you’ll arrive at Kempton Ledge, which is very well-marked, on your left. Enjoy the views of the Catskills off to your right as you gently ascend toward Kempton Ledge. I can confirm that the Castle Point carriage way is still closed as of yesterday! This is one of my favorite hikes in NY. Just remember you need to do a hairpin turn to the left to go up over the lake, at first it feels like you’re going back the way you came but just do it. 14. Date of experience: April 2020. About ten minutes after getting on the Millbrook Mtn. I have two recommendations for you. Sorry, couldn’t resist popping that in here.]. About five minutes after leaving Kempton Ledge, you’ll take your first right turn onto the intermittently yellow-blazed Millbrook Mtn Carriageway, which was marked during our visit in spring 2011 with a big ol’ sawhorse. I made a video of my last trip. Show more. Happy adventuring! [Editor’s note: You can also check out The Hikes page for 79 other great hikes in the area! And I’d absolutely be game for hearing recommendations on other nice spots to visit in the park. Upper Awosting, Lake Awosting and Castle Point Loop, Blueberry Pass to Castle Point to Rainbow Falls Loop, Upper Awosting, Lake Awosting, Scenic Trail, Hamilton Point, Minnewaska Lake, Jenny Lane to Rainbow Falls to Castle Point Carriage Road Loop, Castle Point Carriage Road to Upper Awosting Carriageway Loop, Lake Awosting via Lower Awosting Carriageway, Lake Minnewaska, Gertrude's Nose, and Millbrook Mountain Loop, Lake Minnewaska, Lake Awosting and Echo Rock, Lake Minnewaska, Millbrook Mountain, Coxing Trail and Millbrook Ridge Trail, Mossy Glen to Upper Rainbow Falls to Escarpment Loop. Take a right on the loop road and walk along the flat path for about a quarter mile. We mashed the beacon hill loop and lake trail together. The views were beautiful. Thanks! In the back-left corner of the lower lot, you’ll see our old pal the Orange Trail (Sunset Carriageway). Thank you so much for these updates, Siena! You’ll also stroll past a bathroom facility, which you’re welcome to take advantage of. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Subscribe: Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. You’ll see the parking lots off to your right, where the lazy people parked. The stream burbles and drops off to your left on its way to the falls. Photos, info, hiking maps and trails, forums, and much more. Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kerhonkson, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. Super-cool Google Earth flyover of hike route: Related resources: If you’re looking for actual facts and/or useful information, visit these excellent resources: More Minnewaska pictures from the hike’s Picasa album (with a special thanks to my buddy Jered Earl “Chunks” Widmer for providing several of the photos used on this page): Was this trail guide useful to you? Just after that viewpoint, take a left at the fork to keep climbing and heading toward the cliffs. A fairy-tale vibes. Projects include the creation of new parking areas, pedestrian and vehicle circulation improvements, new walkways, landscaping, storm water and sewer management infrastructure, undergrounding utilities, and a new Visitor Center. I LOVED IT! Minnewaska State Park Preserve consists of more than 23,000 acres of wild and scenic land located on Route 44/55, five miles west of the intersection with Route 299 in New Paltz, NY. Hi, Rich! In the meantime, you can piece together a detour or different itinerary using the Minnewaska trail map, and here’s a link to another great Minnewaska hike that isn’t affected by the closure. For our additional miles added to the hike, it is easiest to explain using the official trail map by NY State Parks (http://www.nysparks.com/parks/attachments/MinnewaskaParkMap.pdf): after coming back from the blue CP to the red LM trail (around step 14 above), we followed LM along the like until we met with MC (yellow trail). Upper Awosting, Lake Awosting and Castle Point Loop. (And thanks for the nudge, Gabrielle!) Directly afterwards, turn left onto the red-blazed Awosting Falls Trail. Once you dead-end onto HP, you’ll need to make a left. It’s generally flat but there are parts that run steeper or on a decline. The construction projects will create a sustainable arrival experience for visitors for future generations to come. We did the trail around lake minnewaska and it’s an easy trail with some beautiful spots. The stream feeding the falls flows out of Lake Awosting Falls Carriage Road: closed at the waterfall The Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a 22,275-acre (90.14 km 2) preserve located on the Shawangunk Ridge in Ulster County, New York on US 44/NY 55, five miles (8.0 km) west of New York State Route 299.The park, which features scenic overlooks of the nearby Catskill Mountains, is primarily used for picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and swimming. The trails up here become a bit of a tangled mess. I dont have the address, but google maps pointed me in the right direction when i typed in the falls. In a very short distance, you’ll cross the Peters Kill stream. Sigh. For additional information about camping, hiking and other activities, visit COVID-19 UPDATE. Instead, I went up the Millbrook Mountain Carriageway and then looped back to Lake Minnewaska on the Millbrook Mountain Mountain Path. Take a right to head down to the water’s edge. But man, what a place. From this stream crossing, the trail is routed on Mohonk Preserve property (a fee may be charged). The big problem is it was super over crowded by people who don't really respect nature. 18. Thank you so much for the recommendation and for the great instructions…. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1. We were lucky to be there on a foggy day in Oct, almost totally alone, it was magical! After taking in the view for a moment, turn to your right, heading back the way you came for just a few steps. Take one last look at the views as you head downhill. It should be open again before too long, but for now, no hiking allowed there, and Kempton Ledge will be inaccessible. Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail is a stunning well-groomed path for all skill levels that features breathtaking views of Minnewaska Lake throughout the 1.9-mile loop. In just 1.9 short miles, you’ll see unimaginable beauty. Hi, great views, easy to if you have little kids. I discovered like 2 beautiful picture areas. (Note: You could go back to your car and drive up to the next parking lot to avoid this section of the hike, but we’re here to hike, right? Luckily Minnewaska has lots of other great hikes right there! (Jules of the Comments reports that the sawhorse is still there as of July 2014. (And here’s a quick primer on Leave No Trace, too, to help us keep the trails nice and fresh for each other.). Pingback: Minnewaska State Park Preserve - NY Foodie Family. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Continue up the trail to the fence that offers a great overlook of Lake Minnewaska (the upper parking lot is now directly behind you), with the white cliffs rising up on the left and the visitor’s center neatly camouflaged on top. Thanks in advance. It’s pretty clear what/wherethe ledge is, but there’s no sign. HP will dead-end onto Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road. 25. (I’m also very nearly 100% certain that the image in Step 11 is indeed on the right side of the trail, though there are also nice views to the left — if someone can prove me wrong, I will apologize and/or eat a hiking shoe. 2. Was this trail guide useful to you? Hope that helps, and happy adventuring to you and your family! The longer you go, the fewer people you will see. Very family and dog friendly trail. Along the way, you’ll find another viewpoint off to your right, where you can step out onto the rocks and see clear across to the Skytop Tower at Mohonk Mountain House. Many of the sites are no longer on this map, and many of the trails have been abandoned. Box 893 New Paltz, NY 12561 ... Minnewaska State Park Trail Map Author: NYS Parks Subject: Minnewaska State Park, Map Sorta nearby address for your GPS: The New York State Parks page gives the address for Minnewaska as: Google Maps chokes on that address, though. Then back up on the same trail and uphill on the carriage road, following the orange trail. We didn’t go to main lot, but their page still says they are capped at 50% capacity. Join a Park Educator, for a relaxing four-mile hike around picturesque Lake Minnewaska and along the cliff-edge Beacon Hill hiking loop. Thank you again – will be doing this hike again very soon. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Once at the guard shack, check out the information on the kiosk to your right, then turn right to head into the park on the main road. Turn left on the red-blazed trail marked “Minnewaska Lake Loop.”  (Our next destination is Kempton Ledge on the Castle Point Carriageway.). Lake Awosting Lake Minnewaska Lower Awosting Millbrook Mtn Smiley St ony Ki l Sunset Upper Awosting Red Orange Blue Yellow None Black Red Black Yellow None N e Orange Green 1.4 0.7 4.6 2.9 2.9 3.5 2.0 2.7 2.5 7.4 1.5 0.8 3.1 PO. Please leave a comment! Visitors should expect more frequent closures due to all available parking filling to capacity, and plan to arrive early or visit another park. Marked with red rectangles, this trail follows a wooded cliffside through a gorge, emerges onto open slabs and descends to the Coxing Kill. Just following up on Dilara’s comment below. Stay on the Orange Trail until it ends just past the upper parking lots. From the shores of Long Island to the mighty Niagara Falls, New York's 180 state parks offer countless opportunities to explore your natural environment, escape from the grind of the everyday and experience exciting new adventures. THANK ALL for help and HAPPY TRAILS! Length: 6.5 mi • Est. Thanks, Maria! We did (part of) this hike yesterday, and it was beautiful! Minnewaska draws crowds for a reason. Ask elik1265 about Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Hike was great! . We went on this hike today, and wanted to give you an update on the previous detour in Step 14: The good news is that the Millbrook Carriage Road is no longer under construction, although it still has the “big ‘ol sawhorse” as in your picture above from 2011. Haven’t done the hike yet, but I just called the park and was told that the Castle Point Carriageway is open! It is presented here as a feature of the Lake Minnewaska History Site. Thanks for letting us know with your very helpful comment, Siena! The only option now is, after enjoying the views of the Kempton Ledge, to completely walk down the blue path (Castle Point Carriageway) again, until you meet the red one (Minnewaska Lake Loop) where you turned off before at point 10, turn right there and and just follow that along the lake and you’ll pick up your description again at point 16. Richbikerun1. I can’t wait to go back and explore some of the other areas of the preserve. From here on out, 50% of the proceeds generated from the purchase of sweet custom gear from Hike the Hudson Valley’s online store will be donated to the NY-NJ Trail Conference, the organization that makes so many of our adventures possible. The first is to stay in or around New Paltz, NY and hike in or around the Shawangunk Mountains. This easy hike in New York is less than two miles and takes you to a gorgeous waterfall. Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kerhonkson, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. Avoid turning right on the first fork after the beach on the Lake Minnewaska Loop when trying to find the Castle Point Carriageway… if you take that first right, it quickly turns into an overgrown grass trail and you’ll notice no blue markers. There were detour signs for the Castle Point Carriageway via the Hamilton Point Carriageway but I decided to follow my own path. I did want to give you the heads up that the Castle Point Carriageway is closed for most of 2015 due to construction. A wide picnic area opens up in front of you. There was also a cute picnic area at the halfway mark. The mountain pass is extremely fun, but it is definitely challenging. The hike I’m suggesting here is a 6.4-mile loop, which breaks my keep-it-under-5-miles rule, but the trails here are, for the most part, pretty easy carriage roads, and there aren’t any insane climbs. 3 h 44 m. Ascend through a now-wooded area of former fields and stone walls to enjoy ridge views and reach the cascading Peters Kill (stream) in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Please read it before heading out into the wild green yonder, and let's hope that everyone will adhere to that guidance so that we can keep heading in the right direction in the Hudson Valley. Then we basically retraced our steps back to the parking lot but if we had more time we would have explored to see if there’s another way to close the loop and end up where we left the car. I went here with my friend and as we neared Kempton Ledge (which, yes, is still not marked) we saw about 4 hawks take off of a tree just above our heads. I note in the April 4 COVID-19 warning above that there are additional parking restrictions at many parks, including Minnewaska. Went there today, I had this page bookmarked but ended up doing my own thing, did the LA Trail (Forgot what color) from the parking lot, ended up detouring to the red trail and finally orange trail, was a wonderful day, must’ve did 10 miles in total. Follow 299 until it dead ends into Rt. Jules, thank you so much for this incredibly helpful feedback! You can also get directions by checking out the Minnewaska State Park Preserve entry on the HiketheHudsonValley.com Google map. My fav trek in Mew York state by far. When we did find Castle Point Carriageway, we also mistakenly walked another 15-20 minutes past Kempton Ledge to an even more astounding vantage point and nice place to get scorched by the sun. Would you mind sharing the name of the kid friendly trails please? Advanced features of this website require that you enable JavaScript in your browser. Awosting Fallsof Minnewaska State Park Great walk to Awosting Falls at Minnewaska State Park Bring your camera. The very nice New York State Minnewaska homepage features tons of great information to help you plan your day here, including a jam-packed trail map (the same one they’ll hand you when you pay at the guard shack on your way in). Background you can feel free to skip: The crazy natural beauty at Minnewaska State Park Preserve is probably the worst-kept secret in the Hudson Valley. Before heading out for your next adventure, please check my Hudson Valley trail closures and parking restrictions due to COVID-19 page to make sure that your intended destination is open. If you find this free trail guide useful, please provide payment by picking up at least one piece of litter on your hike. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until October. https://youtu.be/HqLlAUrfacA, Hi, FYI the COVID guidance at the top of this page is incorrect according to the official park homepage. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Minnewaska Historical Hiking Map - This historical hiking map was provided to guests of Lake Minnewaska Resort until it closed in November of 1979. Slide Mountain and Wittenberg Mountain are good options, I agree 100% – in new paltz there is a trail called “the Lemon Squeeze” Much appreciated! It is appalling Minnewaska park caretakers are not attending to maintaining the chemistry of the public restroom the odors are an atrocity. From the bottom of the Orange Trail to the first lake vista is about 20 minutes, with stops for pictures. See it? I’ll update the trail guide at point 14 with a pointer down to your directions. 24. The Red Trail takes you right down to the water, where you get some great views back across the lake. I just don’t want you to be mad at me when you see the parking lot at the top of the hill.). And if you can provide the address to the nearest parking lot next to the awosting falls. I miss those things. Head down the hill to the lower parking lot. We ended up adding about 3.5 miles to the hike via various paths, taking us to a bit more quiet areas of the park with some beautiful views, would love to share that if you wish. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car and the park preserve opens at 9AM daily. Directions, park hours, maps, activities, contact info and more. porto-potties straight ahead, with some private property off to your sharp left. The walk along the shores of Lake Minnewanka is a wonderful hike, offering the option of customizing the route distance depending on your fitness. Take some time to enjoy the gigantic view, clear across the Gunks to the Hudson Highlands. In a very short distance, you’ll cross the Peters Kill stream. There’s enough to see here that you could come every weekend for the summer and check out something new each time. You can also use the Avenza app to show your location against the official New York-New Jersey Trail Conference maps, which is the more industrial-strength solution.) Just did this hike yesterday (Sept 22 2016 Autumnal Equinox). Trail). I am relatively new to hiking and suffering from some foot & shoulder issues, and this was really amazing for me. Just wanted to let you know the “Fly over” you have linked is showing California. 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