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20 mi 32 km of trail 4 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 6 Trails Intermediate Trails 10 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

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Featured Hikes in Minnewaska State Park Preserve - 4

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Favorite Pretty amazing view points on this hike. Great for photo oops.
Intermediate/Difficult

Gertrude's Nose Loop

6.5 mi 10.5 km • Point to Point • 864 ft Ascent 263.34 m Ascent

(35) Kerhonkson, NY
Favorite Autumn views.
Easy/Intermediate

Minnewaska Lake Carriageway

1.6 mi 2.6 km • Loop • 176 ft Ascent 53.54 m Ascent

(12) Kerhonkson, NY
Favorite Going up a rocky trail, past Sam's Point on the way to High Point.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sam's Point and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail

8.7 mi 14.0 km • Loop • 890 ft Ascent 271.13 m Ascent

(1) Ellenville, NY
Favorite Snow covered frozen creek
Difficult

Ice Caves

3.5 mi 5.6 km • Out and Back • 466 ft Ascent 141.9 m Ascent

(2) Ellenville, NY

Trails in Minnewaska State Park Preserve - 12

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2.9 mi 4.6 km #1Gertrude's Nose Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Kerhonkson, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
2.9 mi 4.6 km Kerhonkson, NY
1.3 mi 2.1 km #2Awosting Falls Carriageway
Easy/Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Easy/Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Kerhonkson, NY
3.1 mi 5.0 km #3Sam's Point Road Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Easy/Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.0 km Ellenville, NY
3.4 mi 5.4 km #4High Peters Kill Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
New Paltz, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
3.4 mi 5.4 km New Paltz, NY
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Millbrook Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Kerhonkson, NY
2.5 mi 4.0 km #6High Point Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Easy/Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Ellenville, NY
2.5 mi 4.1 km #7Millbrook Mountain Carriageway
Easy/Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Easy/Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.1 km Kerhonkson, NY
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Bull Wheel Trail
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Kerhonkson, NY
0.5 mi 0.8 km #9Ice Caves Trail
Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Ellenville, NY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #10Ice Caves Road
Easy/Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Easy/Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.7 km Ellenville, NY
0.9 mi 1.4 km #11Peters Kill Red Loop
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Kerhonkson, NY
0.8 mi 1.3 km #12Peters Kill Yellow Connector
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Kerhonkson, NY

Photos of Minnewaska State Park Preserve - 35

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Pretty amazing view points on this hike. Great for photo oops.
Aug 20, 2018 near Kerhonkson, NY
View from a diving board near the top of the trail
Apr 2, 2015 near Kerhonkson, NY
Autumn views.
Nov 7, 2016 near Kerhonkson, NY
Be sure to stray from the carriage trail and investigate the cliffs overlooking Lake Minnewaska. The peaceful lake with the Catskill Mountains as a backdrop is the perfect way to start this hike.
Aug 26, 2017 near Kerhonkson, NY
Going up a rocky trail, past Sam's Point on the way to High Point.
Sep 2, 2019 near Ellenville, NY
High Point
Sep 2, 2019 near Ellenville, NY
Snow covered frozen creek
Dec 10, 2018 near Ellenville, NY
Gertrude's Nose Trail follows atop one of the many ledges on the Shawangunk Ridge of Hudson Valley, New York
Aug 24, 2018 near Kerhonkson, NY

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