New York City: Cornell Trail to Doodletown

Climb two peaks, then return through an abandoned village on this historic 6.2-mile loop in Bear Mountain State Park.
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Climb two peaks, then return through an abandoned village on this historic 6.2-mile loop in Bear Mountain State Park.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 10.0

Waypoints

CTD001

Location: 41.3012542724609, -73.9860382080078

Head S across road; R onto Cornell Trail (blue blazes); follow Doodletown Brook

CTD002

Location: 41.2847671508789, -73.9897613525391

Cornell ends; bear R onto Ramapo-Dunderberg (red dot on white blaze); old Cornell iron mine on R

CTD003

Location: 41.2842826843262, -73.9918899536133

Turn L, staying on Ramapo to Bald Mtn. (1,151 ft.); 180-degree views to Bear Mountain and Hudson River

CTD004

Location: 41.2807350158691, -73.9890441894531

Turn R @ 3-way onto road; shortly later, turn R back onto trail

CTD005

Location: 41.2770385742188, -73.9931945800781

Straight @ 4-way

CTD006

Location: 41.2754898071289, -73.9985961914062

Turn R @ 4-way onto Timp-Torne (blue blaze)

CTD007

Location: 41.2757949829102, -74.001838684082

Timp Summit (1,081 ft.); stellar views of NYC skyline

CTD008

Location: 41.2781524658203, -74.0040054321289

Turn R @ 3-way onto Timp Pass Rd.

CTD009

Location: 41.2828140258789, -73.9979400634766

Turn L @ 3-way onto 1777 Trail; signs mark historical points in abandoned Doodletown village

CTD010

Location: 41.2950210571289, -73.9976654052734

Herbert Cemetery Dr.; 1777 Trail leaves road; continue straight to 1777 E; turn R

CTD011

Location: 41.2959785461426, -73.9940795898438

Turn L, staying on 1777 E to June Cemetery

CTD012

Location: 41.2983055114746, -73.9895858764648

Side trail on R descends to waterfall and swimming hole; continue on road back to parking lot