This short, easy hike, which is part of the Chester Challenge, has one steep section that ends at a cliff overlook with close-up views of Loon Lake and several picturesque residences. It’s a great spot to watch the sun set!
Location: White Schoolhouse Rd, Chester
Parking and Directions:
Take the Northway to Exit 25. Turn south on Route 8 and continue for approximately 4.4 miles. Take a right on White Schoolhouse Rd. Continue for approximately a mile to parking and the trailhead on your right.
Google maps directions
Trailhead Coordinates: -73 50.55 43 40.64
Things to Do Nearby: Tackle another nearby trail in the Chester Challenge. Loon Lake Beach, a free beach with swimming, picnicking, and a boat launch is just 0.2 miles east of White Schoolhouse Rd on Route 8. Chestertown, with shops and eateries, is 3 miles west on Route 8.