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Indian Point Loop Trail

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Length


1.8 Miles 2.9 Kilometers


158' 48 m

Ascent

-158' -48 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

887' 270 m

High

762' 232 m

Low

Shared By Austin Harrison

Conditions


All Clear 66 days ago
Some Mud - Flowing water off the rocks, especially during steady rain. Great trail with views from the top and bottom of the rock formations. Lots of places to rock hop, scramble and explore. The trail itself is easy, you decide how hard you want to explore. Note that the map in Hiking Project shows direction of travel in the opposite way as the trail markers. History

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A beautiful loop trail that features bluff views, amazing rock walls, and a gentle forest floor.

Austin Harrison

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Overview

Expect fantastic views of rocks with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.

Need to Know

It is easy to miss the trail and wind up on the Ridge Top Trail. Signage is not good on this trail.

Description

Indian Point Trail is a 1.9-mile loop trail that starts on the ridge and progresses out to a beautiful bluff face overlooking the valley.

From there, it turns left and descends below the bluff offering some of the best views of the bluff face with tons of opportunities for rock scrambling and exploring. The trail continues along the forest floor before ascending a slight rise. Be careful to look out for a deceptive trail turning left that is not part of this trail.

The loop trail continues straight along a less-beaten trail and stays below the bluff. The forest floor opens up as the trail moves away from the bluff and is a perfect place for viewing wildflowers in the spring.

The trail closes the loop at the pond near the parking lot. Heading clockwise, be on the lookout for a sharp descent and old campsite at the end of the lake. This is the loop trail.

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Jan 5, 2019
Omar Quadri
Trail was quite challenging in terrain and made worse by being muddy from rains. In many places it was hard to see the trail making me feel lost.
Dec 15, 2018
Diane Ellis
Sep 14, 2018
Jasmine Caldwell
Mar 4, 2017
Paul Cloud
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  4.2 from 5 votes

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