Hikes in Putnam

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Check out the map of Putnam hikes here

Anthony’s Nose

  • Location: Garrison
  • Distance: 2.02 miles
  • Skill Level: moderate to difficult
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: the view from the top

Benedict Arnold Walk

  • Location: Garrison
  • Distance: 2.5 miles, option for more
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: double loop
  • Wow Factor: views of Hudson and friary, historic value

Boscobel Woodland Trail

  • Location: Garrison
  • Distance: 1.25
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: views of the Hudson

Breakneck Ridge

  • Location: Cold Spring
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Skill Level: difficult, don’t recommend babywearing
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: sense of achievement and the views

Bull Hill/Mount Taurus

  • Location: Cold Spring
  • Distance: 1.7 miles
  • Skill Level: moderate
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: quarry exploration

Constitution Marsh

  • Location: Garrison
  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy to moderate
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: awesome boardwalk into the marsh, views

Cranberry Mountain

  • Location: Patterson
  • Distance: 3.5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: better than being stuck inside

Danner Family Preserve

  • Location: Mahopac/Yorktown
  • Distance: .9 mile
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: view of the valley

Diverting Reservoir

  • Location: Brewster
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: okay views of the reservoir

Edward Ryan Memorial Park

  • Location: Kent
  • Distance: .5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: loops
  • Wow Factor: ends in a playground

Clarence Fahnestock State Park Cabot Trail

  • Location: Cold Spring
  • Distance: 1.9 miles
  • Skill Level: easy to moderate
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: okay views of the lake

Clarence Fahnestock State Park Catfish Loop

  • Location: Cold Spring
  • Distance:4.5 miles, option for less
  • Skill Level: moderate to difficult
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: varied terrain

Clarence Fahnestock State Park John Allen Pond

  • Location: Putnam Valley
  • Distance: 3.5 miles
  • Skill Level: moderate
  • Type of Hike: lollipop
  • Wow Factor: views of the lake

Clarence Fahnestock State Park Pelton Pond Loop

  • Location: Cold Spring
  • Distance: .8 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: nice views of the lake

Glenda Farrell-Henry Ross Preserve

  • Location: Brewster
  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: partial loops
  • Wow Factor: there is a really cool tree that “melted” to a rock

Field Farmstead

  • Location: Brewster
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: If you have little ones that love big trucks, you pass by some industrial parking lots with them

Fred Dill Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Location: Carmel
  • Distance: 2.4 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: lollipop
  • Wow Factor: the marsh is beautiful in the warmer months

Hawk Rock

Ice Pond Conservation Area

  • Location: Brewster
  • Distance: 2.75 miles
  • Skill Level: moderate
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: large boulders

Indian Brook Falls

  • Location: Garrison
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: 40′ waterfall

Lake Gleneida Walking Trail

  • Location: Carmel
  • Distance: 1.9 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: the “peaceful spot” overlooking the lake

Laurel Ledges

  • Location: Patterson
  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Skill Level: moderate
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: nice views

Leonard Wagner Memorial park

  • Location: Putnam Valley
  • Distance: .75 mile
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: ends in a playground

Little Stony Point

  • Location: Cold Stone
  • Distance: 1.25 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: lillipop
  • Wow Factor: the views

Mahopac Nature Trail

  • Location: Mahopac
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers, possibly stroller friendly
  • Type of Hike: lollipop
  • Wow Factor: perfect size for little kids

Manitoga, Russel Wright Woodland Paths

  • Location: Garrison
  • Distance: 2.15 miles, option for shorter
  • Skill Level: moderate
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: viewpoints

Manitou Point Preserve

  • Location: Garrison
  • Distance: 1.5 miles, option for second loop
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: amazing hike on the Hudson with steep drops

Michael Ciaola

  • Location: Patterson
  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: 30′ waterfall

Nimhan Fire Tower

  • Location: Kent
  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: out-and -back
  • Wow Factor: views from the fire tower

Nimham Multiple Use Area

  • Location: Carmel
  • Distance: .75
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: creepy, fun pine forest

Peach Lake Natural Area

  • Location: Brewster
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: cool walk through the swamp that looks like the jungle in summer

Redoubts, North and South

  • Location: Garrison
  • Distance: 2.8 miles
  • Skill Level: moderate
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: historical aspect, tiny views

Saunders Farm

  • Location: Garrison
  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: varied
  • Wow Factor: huge sculptures in the middle of a working cattle farm

Sterling Farm Preserve

  • Location: Patterson
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Elevation Gain: 100′
  • Trail Condition: trail, rocky
  • Wow Factor: fun rope railing

Sugarloaf Hill

  • Location: Garrison
  • Distance: 2.7 miles
  • Skill Level: moderate to difficult
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: views, wild cactus

Tilly Foster

  • Location: Brewster
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: lollipop
  • Wow Factor: ends with animals

Tom’s Path – Green Chimneys

  • Location: Brewster
  • Distance: 1.25 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: farm animals

Top Hill Preserve

  • Location: Carmel
  • Distance: .75 miles
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: doable for little walkers

Twin Hill Preserve

  • Location: Brewster
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: pretty views of the lake

Veterans Park

  • Location: Carmel
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: dumbbell
  • Wow Factor: views of the lake; tank and helicopter

West Point Foundry Preserve

  • Location: Cold Spring
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: 10′ waterfall, boring mill, ruins

White Pond

  • Location: Carmel
  • Distance: 2.5 miles
  • Skill Level: easy
  • Type of Hike: out-and-back
  • Wow Factor: views of the lake

Wonder Lake

  • Location: Patterson
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Skill Level: moderate
  • Type of Hike: loop
  • Wow Factor: nice workout
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