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Lower Trail

Easy

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0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 21' 6 m
Descent: -118' -36 m
High: 138' 42 m
Low: 28' 9 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

As the name implies, this is the trail that take the low route through the former Rockefeller estate.

Karl W

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Description

The Lower Trail starts from up high, near the entrance to the Woodhall estate portion of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. The trail winds down the hill on a series of curves that act as a gentler form of switchback. The large meadow you pass through is home to a herd of sheep that keep the lawn under control. Near the Hudson River, the Lower Trail reaches its namesake lower level and turns north to follow the river. There are a few nice viewpoints with benches that let you take your time on this trail. At the northern end of the park, the trail ends at the Rockwood Hall Brook Trail.

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Even when it's a bit hazy on hot humid days, you can still enjoy nice views of the Hudson from the Lower Trail.
Apr 2, 2017 near Sleepy…, NY

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