Pocantico Hills Loop Walk

Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Triple Arch Bridge on the Pocantico River Trail Photo: Jane Daniels Triple Arch Bridge on the Pocantico River Trail Photo: Jane Daniels

This loop hike follows old carriage roads, with very gentle grades, paralleling attractive streams for most of the way.

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Rockefeller State Park Preserve was established in 1983, when the Rockefeller family donated a portion of their Pocantico Hills estate. The preserve is criss-crossed by a network of carriage roads, constructed by the Rockefellers in the 1920s and 1930s, and this hike follows these delightful gravel roads. It traverses the lesser-used western portion of the preserve and follows a portion of the...

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January 19, 2017
Nice winter hike
I grew up in the area and have hiked Rockefeller State Park Preserve many times. I did the hike you described on January 15, 2017 after a light snowfall and it was quite enjoyable. If you would like to see some images from this hike, please visit: https://scenesfromthetrail.com/2017/01/15/pocantico-hills-loop-rockefeller-state-park-preserve/
February 23, 2014
Nice for snowshoeing
<p>Pretty hike with wide carriage roads made for relatively easy snowshoeing. Nice park with lots of walkers. Some photos:</p> <p>http://agiletrekker.blogspot.com/2014/02/pocantico-hills-loop-walk-rockefeller.html</p>
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