Mossy Glen/Blueberry Run/Rainbow Falls/Hamilton Point...

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

East-facing view over the cliffs along the Gertrude's Nose Trail from the Hamilton Point Carriage Road - Photo by Ian Lynch East-facing view over the cliffs along the Gertrude's Nose Trail from the Hamilton Point Carriage Road - Photo by Ian Lynch View over Huntington Ravine from the Rainbow Falls Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin View over Huntington Ravine from the Rainbow Falls Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike follows the cascading Peters Kill and climbs to panoramic viewpoints from dramatic cliffs.

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From the kiosk at the rear of the parking area, continue past the gate onto the Lower Awosting Carriage Road. Almost immediately, turn left onto the yellow-blazed Mossy Glen Trail, which passes through an attractive forest of hemlock and mountain laurel. In half a mile, the trail approaches the carriage road, then turns sharply left and descends to the Peters Kill, crossing it on a one-log...

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July 04, 2016
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nice route
nice
arcanumpet
November 05, 2013
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An awesome experience
An awesome experience. I could really recommend it for seniors, although it is a long course. The rocks there are easy to climb and solid, not like the terrain that is typical to green reservers with lots of obstacles covered with leaves, where you have to double your attention to not fall. Not falling is crucial as this terrain contains lots of little bugs and insects.. and oh, spiders, so try not to sit too close to the edge of the rocks nor in the soil or near the bushes. Also make sure you cover where you're going to sit with a clear clothe and keep an eye open for anything moving above it. Beside that, the circuit is great, I've done this twice last year and simply enjoyed every second. The landscapes are beautiful and the place is very calm, if not by the smooth and dry wind. Make sure you take lots of water and good luck on this one! -Jaime Garcia Dias
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