These 8 Trails In New York Will Lead You To Extraordinary Ruins

Each region in our state features beautiful trails that are incredible to explore, with some being much more memorable than others. Combining our love of hiking with abandoned places, these eight trails in New York will take explorers to fascinating ruins that you’ll never forget. Plan a trip to tackle these hiking trails to ruins in New York and you’ll find yourself embarking on an adventure where you’ll make memories that last a lifetime.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

How many of these extraordinary trails have you already explored? Tell us all about your favorite hikes to ruins in New York in the comments below! For more adventures right here in the Empire State, take a look at these 14 Magnificent Trails In New York That You Have To Hike Before You Die and add them to your outdoor bucket list.

Address: Hudson Highlands State Park, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA
Address: Kaaterskill High Peak, Hunter, NY 12427, USA
Address: Muttontown, NY, USA
Address: Doodletown, Stony Point, NY 10986, USA
Address: 668 NY-213, Rosendale, NY 12472, USA
Address: Breezy Point, NY 11697, USA
Address: Overlook Mountain, Woodstock, NY 12498, USA
Address: Beacon Mountain, Fishkill, NY 12508, USA
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June 15, 2020

What are the best family-friendly hikes in New York?

If you’re thinking about bringing your kids on their first hikes, it’s a good idea to choose a short and easy trail that’s kid friendly. We’ve gathered a list of the best kid friendly hikes in New York (you can see it here) and they include Constitution Marsh in Garrison, Grimes Glen in Naples, and the hike to Shelving Rock Falls in Fort Ann.

What are the best hikes with a view in New York?

New York is full of beautiful hikes that showcase sprawling, panoramic views of the Empire State. If you’re looking for a birds-eye view of our forests and mountains, try out a fire tower hike! You’ll find that the Bald Mountain trail, Goodnow Mountain, and Poke-O-Moonshine in Chesterfield are among the best fire tower hikes around. Check out this list for more of the best fire tower hikes in New York.

Which hikes in New York are short and sweet?

It’s possible to enjoy some of the best New York scenery without embarking on an all-day trek. Fillmore Glen State Park in Moravia offers a series of short trails that showcase a waterfall, the famous Watkin Glen’s Gorge Trail is only 2 miles of hiking, and the hike to the Adirondack Loj on top of Mount Jo may be the most satisfying two miles you’ll ever walk. You can find a list of the best trails in the state that are under 3 miles right here.

Address: Hudson Highlands State Park, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA
Address: Kaaterskill High Peak, Hunter, NY 12427, USA
Address: Muttontown, NY, USA
Address: Doodletown, Stony Point, NY 10986, USA
Address: 668 NY-213, Rosendale, NY 12472, USA
Address: Breezy Point, NY 11697, USA
Address: Overlook Mountain, Woodstock, NY 12498, USA
Address: Beacon Mountain, Fishkill, NY 12508, USA