Durland Scout Reservation [formerly Clear Lake Scout Reservation]




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Park Overview:

Trail Connections with Fahnestock State Park, which include trails through an old settlement and over ridgetops.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:No dogs
Trail Miles:4.8 miles
Park Acreage:1400 acres
Putnam Valley/Putnam/NY
Buy Trail Map:East Hudson Trails Map
Park Description:

Formerly Clear Lake Scout Reservation, it borders Fahnestock State Park to the south and east. Several of the trails there are open to public and connect with Fahnestock trails. Areas restricted to scout use only are clearly marked by "Stop No Public Access" signs. 

Trails Overview:
  • The Blue Trail [blue blaze; 2.6 miles] climbs to a rolling ridge with views before descending to a level woods road. Accessible from Sunk Mine Road, or via the Green Trail below.
  • The Blue-White Trail [blazed white with a blue dot; 0.3 miles] connects the Blue Trail and the White Trail.
  • The Green Trail [green blaze; 0.3 miles] connects Fahnestock's Three Lakes Trail with the Blue Trail.
  • The Purple Trail [purple blaze; 0.2 miles] connects with the Blue Trail at 2 points.
  • The White Trail [white blaze; 1.4 miles] connects with the Blue Trail and the Blue-White Trail. After climbing to a ridge with views off both sides, it descends to go through on old village's stonewalls and foundations.

Click on Contact Information below for a trail map, and trail descriptions.


Trails are accessed via the Three Lakes Trail, the unblazed multiuse trail in Fahnestock, or from seasonally accessible Sunk Mine Rd.  For directions to the reservation click on Contact Information below, and the map tab above.

Contact Information:Westchester-Putnam Council, BSA
Region:Fahnestock State Park