“A well maintained carriage road traversing under 300 foot cliffs with views of the Hudson Valley.”
— Gunks Jesse
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Start at the Trapps parking area after the bridge on 44/55. From the parking area, hike back towards the bridge, go up a set of steps and continue to the left. Do not cross the bridge for this hike. There is a three-way intersection where the Trapps Undercliff Trail
and the Trapps Overcliff Trail
meet up. There is a large flat-topped boulder sitting in the middle of this intersection. The Undercliff section goes right.
The Trapps Undercliff Trail
provides views of the Hudson Valley, observation of technical rock climbers, and there are generally more people using this trail. It is a nice easy walk and can be linked up with the Trapps Overcliff Trail
to create a loop.
Flora & Fauna
You will find newts, deer, occasional but rare black bears, porcupines, raccoons, eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, peregrine falcons, bald eagles, vultures, hawks, and lots more.