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Recommended Routes 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 864' Up 263.34 m Up 876' Down 267.14 m Down

Kerhonkson, NY
Favorite Autumn views.
Easy/Intermediate

Minnewaska Lake Carriageway

1.6 mi 2.6 km 176' Up 53.54 m Up 199' Down 60.76 m Down

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 890' Up 271.13 m Up 903' Down 275.12 m Down

Ellenville, NY
Favorite Snow covered frozen creek
Difficult

Ice Caves

3.5 mi 5.6 km 466' Up 141.9 m Up 466' Down 142.02 m Down

Ellenville, NY

Minnewaska State Park Preserve Hiking

  • 40 Miles 65 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 12 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Minnewaska State Park Preserve - 12

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

Photos of Minnewaska State Park Preserve - 37

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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
On the way to Gertrude's nose.
Oct 10, 2020 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