Cornish Estate Trail

Cold Spring, New York 10516

Cornish Estate Trail

Cornish Estate Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Formerly owned by Edward G. Cornish, late chairman of the National Lead Company, the land here once boasted a fabulous estate and dairy farm spanning several hundred acres. Built in the 1920s utilizing stones from nearby Breakneck Ridge, the property was occupied by the Cornish family until the mid-1940s, and later devastated by fire in 1956. Featuring significant remnants of former buildings and a fabulous view over the Hudson River, this route offers the hiker and canine an opportunity to glimpse the challenging ridges of both Breakneck and Bull Hill."

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7/14/2018
This hike is a good choice if you like New York History. You can see the ruins of an old estate owned by the Cornish family (hence the trail name). There's also a waterfall The trail isn't difficult but there a few steep sections. Try hiking it counter-clockwise which is a bit easier.
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Trail Information

Cold Spring
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.5
Distance
510 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
90 feet
Trailhead Elevation
600 feet
Top Elevation
Hudson Highlands State Park
Local Contacts
USGS West Point
Local Maps