Distance: 5.6 miles
Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Map: Rockefeller State Park Preserve Trail Map
Parking: See directions. The GPS coordinates were spot on. We parked at the end of the road, making sure not to block the private drive next to the trail.
Restrooms: None. Plus there tend to be a lot of people on the trails...
Post hike dinner: none
Directions: Pocantico Hills Loop Walk As you can see from the map, there are many trails/intersections in this park. Not all of the trails are marked. We had to refer to the map frequently. Before starting on the hike, we spent some time with the map and a highlighter, highlighting the trails we would be taking.
Notes: Pretty hike. Very popular area for walkers. We saw other dogs, but all were on leash. The trails are easy, so in general a good place to snowshoe. We didn't see any other snowshoers - only a handful of skiiers and everyone else was just walking in boots. My one issue with snowshoeing there today - these are wide carriage roads, but only a narrow trail was packed down. The rest of the snow was too soft, so snowshoes wouldn't help. We walked on the packed down part of the trail, but it was very narrow - thus the outsides of our snowshoes were on much higher snow than the insides. Just made for more uncomfortable walking. Even the dogs walked single file most of the time.
Year to date miles: 52.2
|We had to park on the left side of this narrow road|
|We started on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail|
|We turned right immediately after this weir|
|Leaving the Croton Aqueduct trail. The turn after the weir. Two sharp rights.|
|The trail signs in Rockefeller State Park look like this.|
|This hike has a LOT of bridges|
|Bridge #1 on the 13 Bridges Trail|
|Bridge #2 on the 13 Bridges Trail|
|Bridge #3 on the 13 Bridges Trail|
|Bridge #4 on the 13 Bridges Trail|
|Bridge #5 on the 13 Bridges Trail|
|Bridge #6 on the 13 Bridges Trail|
|Bridge #7 on the 13 Bridges Trail|
|Bridge #8 on the 13 Bridges Trail|
|Bridge #9 on the 13 Bridges Trail|
|Bridge #10 on the 13 Bridges Trail|
|Bridge #11 on the 13 Bridges Trail|
|Bridge #12 on the 13 Bridges Trail|
|And finally, Bridge #13 on the 13 Bridges Trail|