• Julian Maxwell on Harriman State Park: Jackie Jones Fire Tower: Yes, looks like a very permanent fence, I wonder what the plans are? Was disappointed to finally take my kids to the tower and find it closed :(
  • Matt Mauriello on Harriman State Park: Jackie Jones Fire Tower: Unfortunately it appears that the tower is closed again. I went today and the base of the tower is fenced off and the gate was locked. There was also a sign on the gate saying “authorized personnel only.” You still can get a view of the NYC skyline at the…
  • Jason Borrelli on Harriman State Park: Lemon Squeezer to Lichen Trail: Is road to trailhead closed?
  • Mike on The angry wasps are gone! (And other trail news): Hi, Diana! Yes, that’s the Trail of the Fallen at Popolopen Torne, just west of the Bear Mountain Bridge. You can find my trail guide for that hike here: https://hikethehudsonvalley.com/hikes/popolopen-torne/. Hope that helps!
  • Diana on The angry wasps are gone! (And other trail news): Hi, for the life of me I can't find the name of the mountain that overlooks the Hudson, that hikers have made a mountain of stones with the names of veterans painted on them.. Do you know of this? Thank you....
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  • Jeff Kent on Rand’s View: We attempted this hike a few days ago, but got distracted by the raging waterfall and ran out of time as thunderstorms were rolling in. We'll go back soon. It wasn't a total loss though. the Great Falls are....well...great. I had to drag my son, who isn't all that fond…
  • Mike on Bash Bish Falls: I've seen recent pictures and updates that the MA trailhead is open again, and that the barricades have been removed. I'll follow suit and remove the warning above. Hooray!
  • Helene on Wheelchair-accessible trails in the Hudson Valley: Thank you so much for doing this research. I have extremely compromised knees and am always looking for doable nature walks. I find that finding reliable and realistic info is a challenge. Two more sites with easy hikes are Rockefeller State Preserve and Nyack Beach State Park. I’m not sure…
  • Roopashri Ramachandran on Mt. Tammany: Thank you for the excellent writeup!!! I knew exactly what to expect and it helped me prepare beforehand given I have ankle issues. I had a great hike!!! Regards
  • Katie on Bear Mountain State Park: Thank you for this detailed guide! My partner and I did the route this weekend to take in the fall scenery. For other city people: We took the Coach USA day trip bus from Port Authority Bus terminal in Manhattan which gave us plenty of time to do this hike…
  • Nikie G on Little Stony Point: Does anyone know the story of the heart shaped pile of rocks? It’s clearly a memorial, but does anyone know who or what for?
  • Danielle on Anthony’s Nose II (via Camp Smith Trail): Hi Madi! I am planning a hike for this weekend, also car-less, and was wondering what you ended up deciding and how it worked for you. Was planning to try your first option, taking the train to Manitou, going up the AT side, then down via the Camp Smith trail…
  • Kieran Hooks on Hiking Tips: Good light-hearted yet informative review. One recommendation, one question: * Google maps is useful for trails, but I would a) download an offline version of the map before you start out -- GPS still works even if you don't have cell service, and b) consider putting your phone in airline…
  • Elena on Minnewaska II: Gertrude’s Nose: Be very careful and aware at step 24. We got lost and ended up on the Coxing Trail as we were losing daylight. Had to take that to the Trapps and hitch hike back to the upper lot. Not sure if anyone else has gotten turned around here, but the…
  • Jack on Harriman State Park: Lemon Squeezer to Lichen Trail: My feedback for any hiker is that these trails and junctions are VERY poorly marked and easy to miss. I have hiked all over the Hudson Valley and have never encountered such a poorly designed map flow and nomenclature. The trails themselves offer little guidance and are not well marked…
  • Mike on Teatown Lake Reservation: Sasanka, thank you so much for alerting us all to these changes! I've added a "MEGA-UBER-ATOMIC-WEDGIE UPDATE" to the top of the trail guide, letting folks know that my route around the Twin Lakes Loop is no longer an option. Really appreciate the heads-up!