West Kill, New York

Hike to Buck Ridge Lookout

6 Miles Total - 1906 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

The hike to Buck Ridge Lookout is a scenic 6 mile loop in Phoenicia Wild Forest.

This trail takes hikers through a gorgeous forest, past Diamond Notch Falls, to a glorious viewpoint from Buck Ridge Lookout. There are plenty of great, shaded spots along the trail that are perfect for a drink of water or a quick snack. 

This hike is do-able year round: bring crampons or snowshoes in the winter, enjoy wildflowers in the spring and summer, and gorgeous autumn colors on the foliage in the fall. 

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Running
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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