Rockwood Hall Short Loop
ElevationAscent: 139' 42 m
Descent: -139' -42 m
High: 146' 44 m
Low: 30' 9 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
Popular hikes nearby
Old Croton Aqueduct - Dam to Briarcliff
15.0 mi 24.1 km • Out and Back • 342 ft Ascent 104.12 m Ascent
Singletrack Croton-on-Hudson, NY( 1 )
Huyler's Landing History Loop
4.8 mi 7.8 km • Loop • 513 ft Ascent 156.28 m Ascent
Singletrack Alpine, NJ( 4 )
Zofnass Preserve Perimeter
5.9 mi 9.5 km • Loop • 607 ft Ascent 185.1 m Ascent
Singletrack Pound Ridge, NY( 2 )
Anthony's Nose to Bear Mountain Bridge
6.0 mi 9.6 km • Out and Back • 1,446 ft Ascent 440.79 m Ascent
Singletrack Fort Montgomery, NY( 5 )
Pine Meadow Lake Loop
6.6 mi 10.6 km • Loop • 676 ft Ascent 205.9 m Ascent
Singletrack Sloatsburg, NY( 3 )
5.2 mi 8.4 km • Loop • 836 ft Ascent 254.71 m Ascent
Singletrack Sloatsburg, NY( 5 )
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“See the foundation of Rockefeller's old mansion and lovely views of the Hudson on a short loop trail.”— Karl W
Family Friendly Paved trails, a huge castle-like foundation, and nice views.
From the parking area, cross the road on the well-marked pedestrian crosswalk. The paved pathway begins by heading west toward the Hudson River for a short distance before splitting into the Upper and Lower Trails. Take the Upper Trail north to the Foundation (skipping the Foundation Loop Trail). You can explore the massive foundation for a while and imagine how crazy a 220 room house would have been. Take in some nice views of the Hudson River as well.
Then continue north to another fork between the Upper Trail and the Middle Trail. Take the Middle Trail down the hill to where it joins the Lower Trail. These trails are all quite literal in their naming. Head south on the Lower Trail which follows the property boundary and some railroad tracks. The trail will have a few look outs with benches so take your time and enjoy the peaceful scenery (unless a train is passing...). The trail then winds back up the hill to rejoin the Upper Trail.
Keep an eye out for the herd of sheep that inhabit the preserve - they are a cheap and eco-friendly lawn care service.
Hiked this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know, Flora & Fauna
Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow hikers know what's here.