Manitoga to Appalachian Trail Circuit

Manitoga (The Russel Wright Design Center)

View of the Hudson River from the yellow-blazed side trail at Manitoga - Photo by Daniel Chazin View of the Hudson River from the yellow-blazed side trail at Manitoga - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This figure-eight loop hike circles the Manitoga preserve and climbs to the Appalachian Trail and Curry Pond in Hudson Highlands State Park.

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Note: The trails at Manitoga are closed to the public, to allow for deer management, from November 27 to December 19, 2017.

Manitoga was the home and studio of designer Russel Wright, who restored a landscape that had been damaged by quarrying and lumbering. The three main trails on the property, which are are laid out ladder-like up the hill toward Lost Pond, are...

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November 28, 2017
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Hike description has been updated

The hike description has been updated to include the revised trail blazing system and to indicate that dogs are not permitted in Manitoga.

Daniel Chazin
November 25, 2017
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This is a nice hike. We saw
This is a nice hike. We saw only a handful of other people on a beautiful day of Thanksgiving weekend. Some things to note: the trailer marker colors within the Manitoga preserve have changed. There are trail maps at the trailhead though so just refer to those. You're basically following the blue loop within Manitoga. Also, this is NOT a dog friendly hike. The AT part of course is, but there is a sign at the Manitoga trailhead that says no dogs, and it says that on the trail map as well.
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