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  1. Matt

    Pictures clearly shows a dog not on a leash. Town of Esopus code requires dogs to be on a leash.

    § 68-18.1
    Prohibited actions.
    [Added 11-18-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]
    No person owning, keeping, harboring or having the custody and control of any dog shall permit or allow the dog to engage in the following actions:

    Be at large on any school premises or recreational areas, or the sidewalks adjacent thereto, unless said dog is on leash.

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  3. Jen

    Just visited today! Blue and Red trails were pretty easy breezy, the view of the Hudson was definitely minimal due to the leaves of the trees but still a nice stop. Ventured down the White trail to the waterfall and stopped there for a snack and water break. It was a bit steep at spots but an enjoyable challenge. My biggest bit of advice – BRING BUG SPRAY!

  4. Jonah

    Hi Mike,

    We are planning to do a hike here soon, but I was wondering if the red trail’s hilly section would be suitable for an old (13 year old) dog. Also, if we went down to the waterfall, am I correct that that would be a 4-mile total loop? Thanks for the great site!!!


  5. Ann Byrne

    Funny, not funny thing about the great Demon Shaupeneak….when I finally got it right we became super Besties. Then last November my foot got struck under a leaf covered roof as I was getting toward the end of the Lake Loop and I broke many, many a thing, My elbow, my wrist, my finger, my pride. Upside? I got out of cooking Thanksgiving dinner for 32. Downside? I am nervous now, but I will not give up. I have eased myself back in this year. HOWEVER, all in all, no matter how small the trail, I am still getting out there AND I was just telling someone about Mike and The Hike. GRateful for my reconnection to nature.

  6. Anna

    Hi. Great site! I did the lower trail head, white trail. I was dying. Lol. What number difficulty would you give that? Thanks

    1. Mike

      Thanks so much, Anna! I’ve honestly never parked at the lower lot, though I do plan on checking it out someday, just to see the waterfall. When that day comes, your comment has helped ensure that I will gird my loins accordingly. Thank you!

  7. Ann Elizabeth Byrne/BoomKat

    Today’s hike would be why I always lose at board games. I don’t follow directions. Ended up parking at the wrong spot and heading up some White Trail, which was steep. Well, steep for me anyway. I stopped at an amazing waterfall situation though….WINNING! Turned around there and headed back down. I think I left my right lung there, will have to go back and retrieve it next week… trail, different parking, keeping lungs.

    1. Mike

      Hey there, BoomKat! Hope you had a better run if you made it back out there again! You could also check with Anna from the comment above and see if she found any of your lungs out on the White Trail 🙂


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