Tag: Notch Trail

Bull Hill Loop - Northgate, Cornish Estate, Washburn Trail, Breakneck Brook

September 26, 2021

8.7 Mi • 1,581 Ft Gain • 345 Photos • 11 Videos

I'm really happy with the way this day turned out! The weather was beautiful, in the low 70's with no humidity. The dozens of buildings in ruin were amazing to explore and to imagine life in a different era. On top of that, the waterfalls, the mountain and river views, and the varied terrain put this hike toward the top of my all-time favorite list. The 1,400 foot incline from the start to the summit of Bull Hill is sneaky because it's a low grade, but still enough to get the blood pumping. It's a very approachable hike for almost any level of hiker.
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Breakneck Ridge - Hudson River, Notch Trail, Fire Tower, Wilkinson Memorial Trail

May 25, 2021

10.4 Mi • 2,894 Ft Gain • 391 Photos • 17 Videos

This was an amazing hike on a beautiful day. Since it was a Tuesday, I only ran into a handful of people the entire day, which allowed me to have a really peaceful hike and I felt like I practically had the park to myself. The views climbing up Breakneck were breathtaking. The trek up to the fire tower was fun and a challenge of its own. Being able to "hog" the fire tower gave me some really awesome shots. The second half of the hike heading back south is an oasis of quiet forest. Then being able to catch a few trains on video was the cherry on the top of an already perfect day.
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