Lenape Ridge/Minisink Trail Loop

Huckleberry Ridge State Forest

West-facing view from the Minisink Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin West-facing view from the Minisink Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike follows the Lenape Ridge just outside of Port Jervis, NY, with interesting vegetation and panoramic views

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The trails followed on this hike are situated on land acquired by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and subsequently conveyed to the State of New York to form the Huckleberry Ridge State Forest.

From the parking area, head north on a footpath, following the red blazes of the Lenape Ridge Trail and the yellow blazes of the Minisink Trail. Bear right at a junction with an unmarked...

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September 17, 2016
Nice hike!
This was my 5th hike in 5 days, so I was looking for something challenging, but not too crazy. This fit the bill. There were areas that were a bit overgrown, but not too bad. I met some local hikers on the trail and they mentioned there is usually a bald eagle on top of a power line pole. We not only saw one, but two bald eagles on top of pole #4 as you look out to the beautiful farmland view from the rocks. 
September 04, 2016
Did this hike a week ago and it is a great hike. The only issue is lack of hikers. The 2nd half of the trail was a bit overgrown. We had to cut thru the brush and vines to see the path trails.  Great views and a somewhat streneous hike. Overall a great hike experience. Just make sure you have a knife to cut thru.
August 12, 2015
Diamond in the rough!
really surprised to find this great trail so close to home. Really nice views, intriguing trails and extremely well marked. The vistas were just fabulous. I only wish that on the trail back (red) that there was an excursion down to that lake and back. I almost made my own way down there but thought maybe the trail would wind down there and by the time I realized it didn't it was too late. i highly recommend this trail - ESPECIALLY if you are local. The trail does have a lot of uphill ascensions so it's definitely a work out. A hiking pole would come in handy here. LoveD this. Thanks for posting about it.   
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