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We came here specifically to climb the tower. The trail was easy and round trip was 1.2 miles (follow yellow maker). We came on a Sunday afternoon and was surprised that the trial was not crowded. To climb the tower (free), make sure you are...More
This is a series of simple loop hikes, nothing too strenuous. Most of the hikes are in fairly dense foliage. The old fire tower is worth the climb for the views of the Hudson. Bring plenty of bug spray- there is a lot of standing...More
Visited specifically to climb the fire tower for the view, but was very impressed with the extensive trail system. I've never seen such a huge concentration of trails in such a relatively small area. They're certainly putting this forest to use! Great place to walk...More
Came here for a 90 minute or so hike, with a variety of trail options. Path was at times confusing on which way to go at the fork but all eventually led back to the parking lot. Real treat - climbing up the fire tower,...More
We spent an enjoyable 90 minutes on a beautiful September day. The tower is a bit of a challenge snx not for anyone with fear of heights. Great place for people of all ages but wear appropriate footwear
Ferncliff was a gift of the Astor family to the town of Rhinebeck. Its prime feature is a fire tower with a spacious view towards the Catskills. Local use it to walk their dogs and have a pastoral experience. The trails are easy, not too...More
Click on to their website which you can find on the Trip Advisor posting, and there is a form to register for camping. There is a parking lot right at the entrance as well as bathrooms. Not sure about washing area.