Hudson River Views at Manitou Point Nature Hike - Photo: Daniel Chazin Hudson River Views at Manitou Point Nature Hike - Photo: Daniel Chazin

This figure-eight hike loops around the preserve, with spectacular views across the Hudson River.

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From the kiosk just below the parking area, head south on the white trail, which parallels Route 9D. Soon, a blue trail begins on the right, and then a yellow trail begins on the right, but continue ahead on the white trail  In a quarter mile, the white trail bears right, away from the road, and descends rather steeply into a ravine, where it crosses a stream on large boulders. It turns right...

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November 23, 2015
Ahhh, thanks for the
<p>Ahhh, thanks for the clarification there! I guess a bunch of us got lucky with the trains that day.&nbsp;</p>
November 07, 2015
Trains at Manitou
<p>I do not believe that the information you provided about the trains stopping at Manitou is correct. &nbsp;You are correct that, heading southbound, back to New York City, only the three trains you mention are scheduled to stop at Manitou (the precise times they are scheduled to stop are 1:22 p.m., 4:22 p.m. and 7:22 p.m.). &nbsp;These trains are supposed to stop at the Manitou station regardless of whether you "wave them down." &nbsp;But the other trains will not stop there, even if you try to "wave them down." &nbsp;This goes for both northbound and southbound trains. &nbsp;One cannot just "wave down" any northbound train, take it one stop to Garrison, and then change for a southbound train. &nbsp;There is, however, a norhtbound train scheduled to stop at Manitou at 2:02 p.m., so if you miss the southbound 1:22 p.m. train, you could take the 2:02 p.m. norhtbound train one stop to Garrison and change there for a southbound train. &nbsp;Moreover, the train change at Croton-Harmon is a temporary one, due to construction, which will end next weekend. &nbsp;After that, trains from Manitou will run directly, without change, all the way to Grand Central Terminal.</p>
Daniel Chazin
November 07, 2015
First Timer Hiker
<p>As a first time hiker, I found this to be really enjoyable. The directions were on point so I didn't get lost any part of the way. I mainly wanted to provide a trail map and explain a bit about the journey back to NYC via Metro North.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I started logging the trails a bit late so it's a little under 5 miles.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Metro North - Currently the only trains stopping at Manitou NYC bound on weekends arrive at 1:22pm, 4:26pm, 7:30pm. You have to wave them down at the little shack with the seats. Having not realized this, we missed a few trains. What you can do however is wave down any train heading towards&nbsp;Poughkeepsie and hop on it for one stop (Garrison). These trains arrive every hour. When you get off at Garrison, wait for the train that is going towards&nbsp;Croton–Harmon. Hop on that train and once you reach Croton-Harmon, you will need to wait for an express train back to Grand Central Terminal. This seems to be a bit of information that's missing. We found several other stranded hikers trying to get back to NYC. Hopefully this helps others and others leave this information on other trails they take. Happy Hiking!<span style="font-size: 12.16px;">&nbsp;</span></p>
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