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Pocantico Park Loop

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Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer loop
84% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 180' 55 m
Descent: -180' -55 m
High: 399' 122 m
Low: 231' 70 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 35% (20°)

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Trail shared by Henry Jamin

Run deep into Briarcliff's largest park, featuring rugged terrain and elevation changes that make it a fun challenge!

Henry Jamin

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This run covers the two existing trails within the Village of Briarcliff Manor's Pocantico Park. Watch for new trails and connections coming soon!

Need to Know

Parking is on the side of Laurel Lane in Briarcliff Manor.

Runner Notes

Trails narrow further into the park. Be careful of steep slopes, roots, and rocks.

Description

Starting out at the trailhead on Laurel Lane, you'll actually descend to the junction with the park's Yellow Trail. Stay left and follow the Yellow Trail as it gently climbs toward scenic vistas at the top of the hill. Fall and winter are especially beautiful times of year to visit.

Descend from the summit and take a left to return on the Red Trail. There is a steep descent on this trail that leads you toward, and then along the Pocantico River. Further down the trail, there is a hand-operated floating dock system that acts as a ferry connecting Briarcliff's Pocantico Park with Westchester County's Pocantico Lake Park to the south.

This loop finishes with a steep, but short climb, that brings you back up to the trailhead.

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Pocantico Park Trailhead on Laurel Lane
Oct 2, 2019 near Briarcl…, NY

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