Know the New Hiking How-tos
May 08, 2020
Race Brook Falls
I hiked this on a clear 78 degree day. Bring plenty of water and sunblock on this strenuous hike. The experience is worth the trek.
February 28, 2013
Sorry about that. I apparently got my north and south mixed up and you are correct. Thanks for pointing that out, William. I will make the correction.
February 28, 2013
I'm confused. Daniela says "If a 14-mile hike is desired, keep heading NORTH descending from Mt. Race into the wild and beautiful Sages Ravine". My review of the map shows Sages Ravine SOUTH of Mt. Race.
October 10, 2011
Perfect Fall Day!
My teens and I did this hike this past weekend for my daughter's birthday. The weather was great! The falls and brook were flowing nicely and the water was amazingly clear. Leaves have begun to change colors and some have already fallen, but fortunately, the "crunch" of hiking through them wasn't too bad. My daughter doesn't like that sound for some reason. The views from Mt. Race were very nice. We were happy that our hike back was mostly down hill and were amazed many times to realize what we had hiked up earlier that day. As usual, we didn't complete the hike in the amount of time suggested it should take. It took us about 6 1/2 hours. This looks like a pretty popular hike on the weekend, so arriving early provides the best chance of getting a parking space without needing to get creative about it. We stayed at Copake Falls Taconic State Park campgrounds. Surprisingly, the campground was full for the weekend, but with hunters and families, so we had a good experience. It was a nice change from the party crowd we had experienced earlier this summer. The campground is only 15 miles away from the trail head for this hike.