Mossy Glen/Rainbow Falls/Castle Point/Hamilton Point...

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

This loop hike follows an attractive stream, climbs to panoramic viewpoints from dramatic cliffs, and passes by a fascinating waterfall.

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Find the kiosk at the rear of the parking area, and continue past the gate onto the Lower Awosting Carriage Road (also known as the Peters Kill Road). Almost immediately, you’ll see a sign on the left that marks the start of the yellow-blazed Mossy Glen Path. Turn left and follow this trail, which passes through a beautiful forest of hemlock and mountain laurel. The trail soon approaches the...

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Trip Reports

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March 21, 2016
This was a fantastic hike with tons of beautiful scenery, and a nice mix of carriage roads and small challenges along the trails.
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October 15, 2015
Because of the color of the rock, the somewhat worn blaze is really difficult to see.  
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June 02, 2014
The lower foot bridge was replaced by a solid construction of granite block and single log foot bridge.
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