Sutherland Pond/Scenic Trail/Eagle Cliff Loop from Mine...

Black Rock Forest

Sutherland Pond/Scenic Trail/Eagle Cliff Loop from Mine Hill Road - Black Rock Forest - Photo: Daniel Chazin Sutherland Pond/Scenic Trail/Eagle Cliff Loop from Mine Hill Road - Black Rock Forest - Photo: Daniel Chazin

This loop hike climbs to several panoramic viewpoints, passes two ponds and follows Continental Road past the historic Chatfield Stone House.

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The hike begins by following the yellow-diamond-blazed Mine Hill Trail, which starts on the opposite side of the road, just beyond the parking turnout. The trailhead is marked by a triple blaze. Follow the trail uphill, steeply in places. At a switchback turn, there are views over the Shawangunks and Catskills from open rocks to the...

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March 30, 2019
Great hike in an awesome park
I love this area of NY for hiking. Storm King, Black Rock and Shunnemunk all have great hiking trails with amazing views. This particular hike is a solid "moderate" hike with just enough climbs leading to very scenic viewpoints to make it a workout plus a good balance of flats. This time of year lacks color but at least the bugs are still not flying.
October 15, 2017
Sackett Trail in Good Shape
Did this hike of couple of weeks ago. Some of the comments below state Sackett Trail was quite overgrown. That is no longer the case. I had no problem walking this section of the hike. Some folks/volunteers have done a great job of clearing all the overgrown areas. Thank you! Also I did not see the cable barrier mentioned in the hike description before you get to the Sackett Trail. And a large sign pointing to Sackett Trail is also part of the scenery now (I surmise this sign was not there when Mr. Chazin did this hike for his write up). This is a great hike with outstanding views. I highly recommend it as we approach peak foliage in our neck of the woods.
August 04, 2016
Sutherland etc hike from Mine Hill
<p>Three NYNJTC East Hudson maintainers/trail &amp; crew supervisors took today off to enjoy some West Hudson hiking. It was our first time in Black Rock Forest. &nbsp;Thoroughly enjoyed this hike, especially the spectacular views. &nbsp;The only concern - the Sackett Trail is quite overgrown. &nbsp;We did not have trouble following it but many sections resemble an animal track rather than a trail. Overgrown with blueberry, laurel and other shrubery. &nbsp;We are also curious about the trail (indicated as "under construction") to the HHNC.</p>
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