Summary: Vroman's Nose is a short, steep climb to a fresh perspective. Perched six hundred feet above the rich farmland of Shoharie Creek Valley, the cliff-tops of the Nose are the place to go when you want to get away from it all. Linger with the soaring turkey vultures, camp, picnic, or just relax above the peaceful valley before descending through pine forest, ending on a grassy slope above the parking lot.
The trail is easily followed, though it can be muddy in places during all seasons except summer.
Other nearby attractions include the Old Stone Fort historial museum, Iroquois Museum and Howes Caverns.
Trailhead: Take exit 22 off I-88 and follow Rte 145 into Middleburgh. Go right onto Rt 30 west. In 0.6 miles go right onto Mill Valley Road, pass through the small village of West Middleburgh and in 0.6 miles cross Line Creek. A few hundred feet beyond the bridge is a small sign and parking area on your left. (Lat:42.59487 Lon:-74.35782)
Trail Guides for Vromans Nose Loop Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Vroman's Nose Preservation Corporation
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Jennifer Hanson, who has posted 4 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by MA on 4/6/2014
Arrived about 1:30pm on a Saturday. 5 vehicles in parking area. Great view for such a short hike. Saw a pair of peregrine falcons on this windy April day. I wouldn't venture out onto the edge of the cliffs on the eastern end, some of those overhangs looked rather unstable.
Reviewed by RS on 11/18/2013
Great hike, can't wait to come back on a clearer day. Trails were in good shape and the view from the top is amazing.
Reviewed by JF on 5/18/2013
This was a very pleasant hike for me and my 6 year old son. It was out first hike since the previous summer and we had no trouble completing it. Nice views from the top. There are steep cliffs along the side of the trail but there is plenty of space to safely pass through those areas.
Reviewed by JS on 2/6/2013
saw a rattlesnake!!!!
Reviewed by Serean on 3/19/2012
Just right! As the description says, muddy in some parts with great views as you get closer to the top. The usual trial has been rerouted pending some conservation, which makes a big chunk of the trail not so smooth. Wear sturdy boots that you don't mind getting dirty and you are ready to go!
Reviewed by RJD on 12/6/2011
Reviewed by Paul on 11/27/2011
Took the kids and the Dog on this nice short hike on November 20th. Had a wonderful time, The payoff is outstanding for such a short walk, spectacular views of the farms and houses in the valley below the cliff face and surrounding mountains. Especially rewarding if walked toward sunset, where the sun will fall between mountain ranges in the west.
Reviewed by Judi on 9/11/2011
Need to be in shape to hike this trial but it is worth it in the end. The last time that I hiked the trial with a friend, we watch crows flying at eye level.
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