Round Hill - East Mountain Loop Trail

North Highland, New York 10516

Round Hill - East Mountain Loop Trail

Round Hill - East Mountain Loop Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Tucked away in the northwest corner of Clarence Fahnestock State Park, within the Hubbard-Perkins Conservation Area, lies one of the most serene tracts of wilderness inside this 12,000-plus-acre park. Preserved by the Open Space Institute, Round Hill and East Mountain offer a terrific opportunity for you and your pup to get away from it all on a challenging full day’s hike. The Round Hill-East Mountain Loop offers calm passages paralleling sections of Clove Creek, as well as moderately challenging climbs up Round Hill and East Mountain. If you travel this trail during summer, carry additional water, as little natural water is available after School Mountain Road."

Round Hill - East Mountain Loop Trail Trip Reports

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1/16/2009
This was a great hike. Took just under 4 hours. We met only one other group. Pretty quickly delivers a real climb with views, followed by some great forest environments. Trails are not always easy to follow, but if you keep an eye out, you'll be ok. Also some funky passages with remnants of old farm communities, including a quaint house in the middle of nowhere. Watch out for the bridges over the main creek in winter weather. I went twice and once had a rather hard time not slipping. A great half day experience.
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Trail Information

North Highland
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
7.9
Distance
700 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Summer, fall, winter (very wet at base in spring)
Season
400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,100 feet
Top Elevation
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Oscawana Lake and West Point
Local Maps

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