Take An Easy Loop Trail Past Some Of The Prettiest Scenery In New York On Mary’s Glen Trail

All bias aside, New York is one of the most scenic states in the country for hiking, exploring, and drinking in breathtaking views. Whether you’re on the hunt for an urban hike near NYC, a challenging multi-day climb upstate, relaxing lakeside scenery, or expansive valley views, you can find them all right here.

But there’s something extra magical about journeys that yield up their gorgeous rewards easily (i.e. without the grueling 25-mile backpacking trip). If you’re looking for a sweet trail that offers up a small taste of just about everything that New York has to offer, a hike on Mary’s Glen Trail might just fit the bill! This gentle ascent is perfect for hikers of all skill levels, and definitely one of the most scenic loop trails in the entire state. Lace up those boots, and let’s go for an adventure!

The Hudson Valley is made for hiking, don’t you think?  Bonus: If your dog is on a leash, they can appreciate the scenic views here too! Keep in mind that the trails and rocks can be slippery in the spring and after rainfall – take appropriate precautions and stay safe. Maps, updates, and more are available from the Catskills Visitor Center.

Have you ever hiked Mary’s Glen Trail? Do you have any other favorite trails in the Catskills, around North Lake, or beyond? We’d love to hear about your favorite memories from this beloved heart of New York!

For more short and sweet hiking trails in New York, check out our post here. Or, nominate your favorite trail here!

Address: North/South Lake Campground, 874 N Lake Rd, Haines Falls, NY 12436, USA