Halls Mills Covered Bridge

Halls Mills Covered Bridge is one of the finest covered bridges in New York.

Hike Length: 0.2 miles (0.32 km)

Total Ascent: 17ft (5m)

Intensity: Easy Catskills Hike

Route Type: Out-and-Back

Includes: Unmarked Trail

Parent Blue Hill

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Halls Mills Covered Bridge in the snow

Halls Mills Covered Bridge

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Hiking Trail Description

Halls Mills Covered Bridge is one of the finest covered bridges in New York.

The bridge was first built by David Benton and James Knight. Construction began in 1906 and was completed in 1912. It is a single span of lattice truss design. The bridge was closed to vehicles in 1963, but remains accessible to pedestrians.

After the bridge was damaged during hurricanes Irene and Lee in August 2011, FEMA, in partnership with local and county resources, worked to restore the abutments to their pre-storm condition.

Directions & Parking

This is a very short walk to a fun, photogenic and pretty romantic destination. It’s definitely worth stopping for a few minutes any time you’re in the western Catskills, near Claryville.

From the south, on State Route 55, head north on County Route 19 (aka Claryville Road) and turn left onto Hunter Road.

After 0.3 miles (about 1 minute ), simply pull off Hunter Road onto the short access road on your left and park by the barrier.

The bridge is immediately visible and the walk back and forth to your car is less than a fifth of a mile.

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Allow 10-15 minutes for this stop, depending on how long you want to linger.

I was so glad I stopped here after a long tough hike — even though I was tired, and even though it started snowing!

Halls Mills Covered Bridge Gallery

Halls Mills Covered bridge is one of 22 covered bridges in New York State. The bridge is 119 feet long. It crosses the Neversink River. It is not yet on the National Register of Historic Places.

Halls Mills Covered Bridge
Barrier at Co. Br. 192c

Halls Mills Covered Bridge
Side view

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Halls Mills Covered Bridge interior

Halls Mills Covered Bridge interior

Look how happy this bridge made me…

Sean at Halls Mills Covered Bridge

Such a fun destination. Don’t even think about driving past. Well worth the stop, I promise.

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Trailhead Info for this Hike

Small lot right off Hunter Road.

Google Maps Location: 41.890781, -74.591107

The map below shows the exact topographic location of the trailhead