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A seven-mile trail takes hikers on the Pine Meadow path across a few brooks, up rocky ledges, along the mountain ridge, and to the edge of Pine Meadow Lake. A shorter 5. The Lake Skenonto Loop is longer—eight miles, to be precise—but closer to public transit; it starts near the NJ Transit Tuxedo station , just one hour from Penn Station.
The trail leads hikers over forested hills to the tucked-away lake at the foot of Black Ash Mountain. How to get there: Getting to the trailhead requires about a 1. This hike makes a 3. There are a few within the park: The Putnam Trail is a 1. Those in search of a bigger challenge can try the 1. The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park also has specific directions for each trail; depending on the trailhead, you might have to take a bus to get to the starting point.
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New York Share this story Twitter Facebook. Get a view of this mountain, Storm King, from the trail; photo via Wikimedia. Another Metro-North hike, this one is accessible via the Garrison stop on the Hudson line, right before the popular village of Cold Spring. Lengthy instructions and a map can be found here.
Photo of Wawayanda Mountain via Wikimedia. The best thing about this popular NJ trail is that you can choose your own adventure here. The full hike, located up Wawayanda Mountain, consists of 7. Getting here is a bit of a trek—you can drive, obviously, or take NJ Transit bus route Trail map here. The SI Greenbelt, a swath of public parkland about three times the size of Central Park, boasts six different major hiking trails, four of which are closed off to cyclists and vehicles, so you can hike at your leisure.
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The blue trail is a The red trail is a 4-mile loop in the center of the Greenbelt, while the yellow trail is a more difficult 8-mile trek through a swamp and up Todt Hill. Trail maps here. Photo of Greenwood Lake via Wikimedia. Pine trees, endless rock formations, rhododendron tunnels, and the aforementioned lake are all on the table, as are the occasional canine hiker, since dogs are allowed on the trail.
Note that if you plan to bring yours, ensure he or she can handle the hike, lest you have to carry your pet up a mountain.
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