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Sam's Point Preserve

#1 of 3 things to do in Cragsmoor Features Animals
2.8 miles off State Route 52, Cragsmoor, NY 12420
+1 845-647-7989
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Beautiful view in Sam's Point

The best time going to Sam's Point is at the end of October because you can get to see the leaves... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Brooklyn, New York
via mobile
Beautiful place

Sam"s Point is a beautiful hike no matter what time of year it is. The scenery is georgous... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Walker Valley, New York
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“great hike” (10 reviews)
“ice cave” (12 reviews)
“the loop” (6 reviews)
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2.8 miles off State Route 52, Cragsmoor, NY 12420
+1 845-647-7989
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The best time going to Sam's Point is at the end of October because you can get to see the leaves in all different colors. We went to the ice caves trail yesterday, it took us about one and a half hour to finish this...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Sam"s Point is a beautiful hike no matter what time of year it is. The scenery is georgous. People are friendly.

Thank Candice545
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Cool October morning air warmed up by early afternoon and we were rewarded with magnificent views during our 3 hour walk. Did the ice caves loop, went to the lake, saw the huckleberry puckers cabins... If you going to the caves after the rain, you...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Parking is $10 unless you have an Empire pass. We walked the loop road. It was a wide smooth path that went up to incredible lookouts, then around a lake and finally back down to the parking area. There was a fire in the area...More

Thank nhedde
Reviewed 27 August 2016

well worth the $10 parking fee the view from the look out point is absolutely amazing. The cave hike was really a great hike as well as a nice way to cool off. the kids loved it. Make sure to take sunscreen and insect repellent...More

Thank mrcarats
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We went with little children and surprisingly it was a hit! They found it to be so much fun that they didn't complain about the long walk. We had to carry our 2 year old on our shoulders some of the time. Overall it was...More

Thank cnbrisco
Reviewed 15 August 2016

It's a great hike and a beautiful view. The trail scenery changes vastly depending on what part you're at (so its not all the same bushes and trees you're looking at). You start out through woods, then up the side of the mountain, then across...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Sam's Point is great for families. The trails are very well maintained and fairly easy to hike. The best part for the kids is they actually get to hike through a cave. Hikers looking for more challenging hikes can use as starting point to other...More

Thank DTM8
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great hike in any season. Unfortunately some parts of the park were closed due to the recent fire. However, the hike to Sam's point was very pleasant and the view from the top was just amazing ! Highly recommended for anyone traveling to this area.

1  Thank amasaldan
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Ive hiked a ton of trails in New York. This is without contest my favorite. Varied terrain, numerous 360 viewpoints, rock scrambles, a waterfall, a sky lake, AND the pup loved it just as much!

1  Thank Patrick R
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19 October 2015|
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Response from K T | Reviewed this property |
For us (two adults, 30+, activity level at 2+ miles of walking daily) it was maybe 30-40 minutes to the Ice Caves after first going by Sam's Point (which you'll probably want to do first anyway.) The Ice Cave route itself... More