Lenape Ridge/Minisink Trail Loop

Huckleberry Ridge State Forest

West-facing view from the Minisink Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin West-facing view from the Minisink Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike follows the Lenape Ridge just outside of Port Jervis, NY, with interesting vegetation and panoramic views

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The trails followed on this hike are situated on land acquired by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and subsequently conveyed to the State of New York to form the Huckleberry Ridge State Forest.

From the parking area, head north on a footpath, following the red blazes of the Lenape Ridge Trail and the yellow blazes of the Minisink Trail. Bear right at a junction with an unmarked...

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November 11, 2020
Don't Tell Anyone
My wife and I took this hike a couple of weeks ago. It was absolutely horrid! The trails was a mess, the description is totally wrong! The noise from I-84 is deafening. Do not take this hike!!! But seriously, we did this on a beautiful autumn Sunday and encountered only 11 other hikers. This hike is a well kept secret. Great views. Some fascinating rock formation along the way. The power line right of way is about halfway and a perfect spot to rest and have a lunch while viewing the farms in the Neversink valley below and the hills beyond. On the outbound part you can hear the traffic on I-84 but it's not too bad. We had no problem following the blazes and the description is quite accurate for one that is currently 4 years old.
September 17, 2016
Nice hike!
<p>This was my 5th hike in 5 days, so I was looking for something challenging, but not too crazy. This fit the bill. There were areas that were a bit overgrown, but not too bad. I met some local hikers on the trail and they mentioned there is usually a bald eagle on top of a power line pole. We not only saw one, but two bald eagles on top of pole #4 as you look out to the beautiful farmland view from the rocks.&nbsp;</p>
September 04, 2016
<p>Did this hike a week ago and it is a great hike. The only issue is lack of hikers. The 2nd half of the trail was a bit overgrown. We had to cut thru the brush and vines to see the path trails. &nbsp;Great views and a somewhat streneous hike. Overall a great hike experience. Just make sure you have a knife to cut thru.</p>
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