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 Brandon H on 9/21/2016
The loop is actually made up of the green, yellow, and part of the blue trail. The view from the top is spectacular, but be careful near the cliffs. If you want to do the loop, I recommend that you follow the Yellow Trail from the Green Trail to the Blue Trail back to the Green Trail as I think it is easier to go down the Green than the Blue.
Reviewed by SM on 3/7/2016
We, my children and I (from 9 to 17 yrs) have hiked this trail several times, at different times of the year: Summer, Spring, and Fall...and the scenes are spectacular. We celebrate Mother's Day each year, by traveling with family and friends and packing a picnic, to have as we sit atop this trail and look out over the entire Schoharie Valley. Plenty of room on the trail for dogs and family members, have met many along our way. It is "a Hike" so wear proper clothing (layers) and good hiking boots as there are some steep parts to the slope. A great afternoon or early morning trek!
Reviewed by kv on 5/10/2015
Got engaged at the top sixteen years ago. Planning a trip with our three children soon!
Reviewed by Deb on 4/27/2015
Second time there, the views are spectacular! Want to do a fall hike to view the foliage.
Reviewed by Viewer on 10/12/2014
Nice hike. Took the dog and two kids. No issues with the hike. The trail was well maintained and steep in places. We went up one trail and down the blue green on the way back. It's a little slippery from the loose stone when we first began the trip down. The views and the fall colors were fabulous!
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.
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