pink flag delineating new route up Stissing Mountain from Thompson Pond

Stissing Mountain: New Trail from Thompson Pond

A super fun new route (currently under construction) up a steep rugged side of Stissing Mountain.

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Stissing Mountain seen from a distance at sunset

Stissing Mountain Fire Tower (Classic Trail)

A short, sharp huffer-hike to a very tall fire tower with amazing views of the Catskills and Taconics.

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lions head summit marker in taconics

Lion’s Head

The Lion’s Head Trail in Salisbury, CT, is a delightful short hike with great views that you can actually fit into your day.

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sunset rock in the taconics, covered in snow and seen at sunset

Sunset Rock Trail (Taconics)

A short rugged, riparian hike to Sunset Rock, a stunning Taconic scenic spot.

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hikers sitting around high falls convervation area waterfall

High Falls Conservation Area

Short, easy hiking trails wind through High Falls Conservation Area to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in New York.

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Race Brook Falls & Mount Everett

This rugged route passes along the bottom of Race Brook Falls, then climbs through beautiful forest to a scenic lookout beyond the summit of Mount Everett.

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iced-up Bash Bish Falls and pool

Bash Bish Falls

An easy walk leads to a spectacular payoff: Bash Bish Falls — Massachusetts’ highest waterfall.

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american flag on mountain summit at sunset

Hiking Brace Mountain & Mount Frissell from Quarry Hill

A stunningly scenic hike with fantastic views of the wide valley below and distant mountain ranges. Brace’s summit is especially magical at sunset.

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rock ledge and tree

Alander from Bash Bish

This is a great hike if you crave solitude among mountain laurel and pitch pines, as well as interesting geology — but also enjoy solid scenic views! The parking area is the same lot used by visitors to Bash Bish Falls.

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