Doris Duke Trail

Sterling Forest State Park

Wetland along the Doris Duke Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Wetland along the Doris Duke Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike passes by interesting cliffs and a scenic marsh and climbs to a panoramic viewpoint.

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This hike traverses the Doris Duke Wildlife Sanctuary, a section of Sterling Forest State Park where hunting is not permitted. It follows the new Doris Duke Trail, which was recently improved, under the auspices of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, by volunteers and AmeriCorps crews.


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Trip Reports

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September 08, 2016
A lot of care and planning went into the construction of this trail and it shows....  Very accessible to people of all abilities...
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February 21, 2016
I have hiked many trails in this area. I have seen snakes,deer and a fox. No bears and it is a nice hike.
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January 01, 2016
Hello, I am thinking of doing this hike this weekend 1/2 or 1/3. I'm being over cautious but was wondering if there has been any bear sightings in this area? Thanks, Kathleen
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