Enjoy spectacular views west and south into New York state, and east into mountains.

At the parking area you will cross the street to pick up the Long Trail.

From Brandon Gap, follow the Long Trail north for 0.7 miles to a blue blazed spur trail that leads 0.1 miles up a set of rock steps out to the Great Cliff.  The trail is quite steep, but views at the top are worth every step.

From March to August of some years, the cliffs are closed to protect nesting Peregrine falcons.  Watch for closure signs. 

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Snowshoes and/or Microspikes (Winter)
  • Camera
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RT Distance 1.6 Miles
Elevation Gain 620 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Autumn, Winter
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

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