Hutchinson/Munsee-Eagle/Red Back Multi-Use Trails Loop

Sterling Forest State Park

Bridge on the Munsee-Eagle Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Bridge on the Munsee-Eagle Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike follows “single-track” multi-use trails around the southeast area of Sterling Forest, passing the historic Red Back Mine.

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This hike follows “single-track” multi-use trails recently constructed by volunteers and the Palisades AmeriCorps trail crew of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. This is the first “single-track” multi-use loop built in Sterling Forest State Park, and although open to hikers, it was designed primarily for mountain bikers, and it is heavily used by them. Although park regulations provide...

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October 25, 2018
great hike. good diversity of trails.
First of all, thank you to all the volunteers for such great work on the stepping stones and rock work done along the hike. this hike, while not too strenuous, is a nice alternative to bustling places full of people. this is well off the beaten track. While the trails are mainly single track cycling trails that are serpentine in nature, there are many parts of the hike where one can trail run. I did this hike in two hours and fifteen minutes by fast walking and trail running. This is a very good circuit hike that has plenty of dirt parts with little to no rocks, so it is better for trail running than a lot of other trails in Sterling Forest. While there isn't much elevation gain, the rock slabs , boulders, and an abandoned mine shaft make it a worth while hike. This might be a good snowshoe hike in Wintertime.
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