Hike Mount Horrid's Great Cliff

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Distance

1.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

620 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
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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. 

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

1.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

620 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

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