Staten Island, NY
Adventurer | 200 pts
The Fay Canyon trail is an easy and popular trail in the Secret Mountain wilderness. We met 20 other hikers on a weekday. It passes through a richly vegetated canyon with plenty of openings to enjoy the nearby canyon walls. Watch for the arch on the north (right) wall. It looks like an alcove about 300 feet above the main trail. A small cairn on the right of the trail marks the scrabbling side trail to the arch. The arch is a major highlight of this region and I recommend taking the time and effort to climb up to it. After the arch, continue about 1/2 mile to the rock slide that partially blocks the trail. Climb up under the head of the cliff that broke away and enjoy the vista down the canyon.