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. Click here to download an up-to-date map of this trail loop.

From the parking area, head north on a footpath,...

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Trip Reports

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September 17, 2016
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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. 
Laurie
September 04, 2016
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overgrown
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.
kalex12
August 12, 2015
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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.   
Kerryclair
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