Blue Mountain Reservation Loop

Blue Mountain Reservation

View of across Hudson River from viewpoint on Blue Mountain Reservation Loop - Photo: Daniel Chazin View of across Hudson River from viewpoint on Blue Mountain Reservation Loop - Photo: Daniel Chazin Along the Blue Mountain Reservation Loop - Photo: Daniel Chazin Along the Blue Mountain Reservation Loop - Photo: Daniel Chazin

This loop hike climbs to two viewpoints over the Hudson River and passes an attractive pond.

41.271372, -73.928418

Mountain bikes are allowed on nearly all trails in Blue Mountain Reservation, a Westchester County park, but the trails described in this hike are wide woods roads, allowing ample room for bicyclists to pass hikers. Bicyclists frequent the trails on weekends, so hikers may wish to visit the park on a weekday. Many of the park’s trails are rather poorly blazed, but they follow woods roads whose...

Prepare For Your Hike

Let's Go

VOLUNTEER
Trail Maintainer | FDR Park
Front-desk Support | Trail Conference Headquarters

Trip Reports

rate experience
July 05, 2015
0
Awesome and Confusing
My family and I walked this loop, and we had a great time. This is a nice, peaceful trail for everyone. My 5 year old nephew really enjoyed all the little animals we saw! (Snakes, chipmunks, woodpeckers, a hawk and many many spiders) The only thing we did not enjoy was how poorly marked everything was! We tried to get to the top of the mountain but it was impossible to find the trail!
Pzelik88
October 28, 2014
0
Marking of trails in Blue Mountain Reservation
I must say that when I recently revisited this park, I, too, was disappointed.  As indicated in the description above, the trails in Blue Mountain Reservation are indeed poorly marked and poorly maintained.  They are officially maintained by mountain bike groups, not by the Trail Conference.  And most of the number markers at junctions are missing.  I did succeed in following the hike, but only because I have a very good sense of how to follow a trail and how to figure out where you are, and because I carefully followed the park map (which itself leaves much to be desired).  I cannot strongly recommend this hike -- many of the woods roads traversed by the route of the hike are eroded and not all that pleasant to walk on.  But Blue Mountain Reservation is a large Westchester County park, so I felt that a hike in this park should be retained on the website.
Daniel Chazin
October 28, 2014
0
Very disappointed!
I was so disappointed with this hike. There wasn't one trail marked with the proper color or number as described in Daniel's instructions. Easy to find yor way out, but I missed so much of the hike due to the poorly marked trail.
Laurie
Log in or register to post comments