Top Hill Preserve


Location: Carmel
Distance: .75 miles
Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
Elevation Gain: 100′
Type of Hike: loop
Trail Condition: road, trail
Wow Factor: doable for little walkers

How to get there: From Route 6 in Mahopac, turn down Croton Falls Road.  Left on Stebbins Rd/state road 70.  Left on Bucyrus Ave, follow until the culdesac.

Address to get you close: 26 Bucyrus Ave, Carmel, NY 10512


Summary: This loop starts from the little road next to a residence and heads up to a high point at the back near the yellow loop.  If you go straight, you have the steeper, shorter path, if you go right, you have a longer, more gradual rise.

I headed straight up the road, following red.  You’ll immediately pass the white trail to the right.  You’ll pass a little well on private property that my babies desperately wanted to get to.  Keep going up the road.  In just a few minutes, the road will veer left, and you’ll see a little shack, but the trail will head into the woods on the right.

You can add an extra .2 of a mile by doing the yellow loop to the left.  Join back with a left on red and start heading down hill.

You can do the out and back yellow lollipop trail on the south side but the loop was a little overgrown.

Go back to the red and hang left.

Turn right on white.  Follow it down to the red trail.  Turn left and you have just a few feet to get to your car.


Facilities: none



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