Spelunking

The Best Spelunking Trails in New York (United States)

38 trails

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Photo of Sunk Mine Photo of HoganCamp, PineSwamp, SureBridge & GreenWood Mine Photo of Cranberry Mine & Lewis Mine Hike
  • Sunk Mine

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    near Dennytown, New York (United States)
    Distance
    3.91mi
    Elevation +
    528f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo ofSunk Mine Photo ofSunk Mine Photo ofSunk Mine

    It was said that Sunk Mine, which is located at Clarence Fahnestock State Park, east of Cold Spring N.Y., provided iron for Civil War cannons at West Point, steamship boilers, and the first locomotive built in the United...

  • near Fountain Head Mobile Home Park, New York (United States)
    Distance
    7.66mi
    Elevation +
    1293f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofHoganCamp, PineSwamp, SureBridge & GreenWood Mine Photo ofHoganCamp, PineSwamp, SureBridge & GreenWood Mine Photo ofHoganCamp, PineSwamp, SureBridge & GreenWood Mine

    Starting from Lake Skannatati parking lot. Follow blue paint(Photo#1;go along with lake)for 1.7km(1.1mi) Follow yellow trail west for 0.3miles. Hogan camp mine(41.24283 -74.12067) is right hand side. Return to yellow tra...

  • Cranberry Mine & Lewis Mine Hike

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    near Baileytown, New York (United States)
    Distance
    1.52mi
    Elevation +
    105f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofCranberry Mine & Lewis Mine Hike Photo ofCranberry Mine & Lewis Mine Hike Photo ofCranberry Mine & Lewis Mine Hike

    Cranberry Mine This is relatively short and adventurous dangerous hike. The Lewis Mine is not so impressive. However the Cranberry Mine replaces all disappointment and will have you leaving the site in a wow! This impre...

  • Nickel Mine and Hasenclever Mine

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    near Fountain Head Mobile Home Park, New York (United States)
    Distance
    5.48mi
    Elevation +
    705f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofNickel Mine and Hasenclever Mine Photo ofNickel Mine and Hasenclever Mine Photo ofNickel Mine and Hasenclever Mine

    Stop car at parking in Lake Tiorati picinic area. Walk Tiorati Brook Road west to Nickel mine starting point of trail(Photo#2) Missing large cairn but triangle wood(Photo#3) and small cairn with swamp(Photo#4) For Hasen ...

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  • Pine Swamp Mine

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    near Arden, New York (United States)
    Distance
    2.95mi
    Elevation +
    568f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofPine Swamp Mine Photo ofPine Swamp Mine Photo ofPine Swamp Mine

    This is a moderate day hike. Once you’ve parked at the Lake Askoti parking lot, take the A-SB R Trail until you reach the intersection with the yellow trail. You will make a left. As you continue you will see old ruins a...

  • Boston Mine & Garfield Mine

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    near Arden, New York (United States)
    Distance
    9.23mi
    Elevation +
    1562f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofBoston Mine & Garfield Mine Photo ofBoston Mine & Garfield Mine Photo ofBoston Mine & Garfield Mine

    This is another advanced adventure that starts at the Lake Skannatati/Askoti parking lot. Starting on the Turquoise/Aqua Trail, you will pass some familiar views before finding yourself in complete seclusion. A waypoint ...

  • Warwick Mine

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    near Rocky Hill, New York (United States)
    Distance
    2.86mi
    Elevation +
    256f
    TrailRank
    28| Rating 3.33
    Photo ofWarwick Mine Photo ofWarwick Mine Photo ofWarwick Mine

    Roadway(Private road)to the mine is well built(It can be seen on Google earth) But I did not use them. At the end of roadway, there is tripod branch(Photo#3) Mine entrance(41.22579 -74.343) 355m

    Very enjoyable hike.
    Federicoboy
  • Surebridge Mine & Greenwood Mine

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    near Arden, New York (United States)
    Distance
    8.02mi
    Elevation +
    1453f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofSurebridge Mine & Greenwood Mine Photo ofSurebridge Mine & Greenwood Mine Photo ofSurebridge Mine & Greenwood Mine

    Your adventure to the Surebridge and Greenwood Mines starts at the Lake Skannatati/Askoti parking lot. Take the red triangle-white-blazed trail and follow the waypoints to their destination. There are eight mine openi...

  • Harris Mine,Boston Mine,Garfield Mine

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    near Arden, New York (United States)
    Distance
    9.43mi
    Elevation +
    1647f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofHarris Mine,Boston Mine,Garfield Mine Photo ofHarris Mine,Boston Mine,Garfield Mine Photo ofHarris Mine,Boston Mine,Garfield Mine

    Harris Mine(41.26862 -74.13072) 256m: ArdenValley Rd. East 1.6mi from Parking area. After water fall and swamp. Boston Mine(41.2466 -74.1457) 312m Garfield Mine(41.25377 -74.14283) 269m

  • Edison Mine, Cornell Mine, Herbert Mine

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    near Doodletown (historical), New York (United States)
    Distance
    7.97mi
    Elevation +
    2241f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofEdison Mine, Cornell Mine, Herbert Mine Photo ofEdison Mine, Cornell Mine, Herbert Mine Photo ofEdison Mine, Cornell Mine, Herbert Mine

    Follow Blue trail. Edison Mine is right by mining trail accrossing Blue trail. Cornell Mine is just before sumit of bold mountain. Photo#2 is Cornell Mine view from Red Trail.

  • Doodle Town Mine

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    near Doodletown (historical), New York (United States)
    Distance
    2.12mi
    Elevation +
    52f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofDoodle Town Mine Photo ofDoodle Town Mine Photo ofDoodle Town Mine

    In 2010, I took picture that had ghost on the water(See Photo #6) Doodle Town Mine (41.2919 -74.00438) 164m

  • Sunk Mine

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    near Dennytown, New York (United States)
    Distance
    0.43mi
    Elevation +
    112f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofSunk Mine Photo ofSunk Mine Photo ofSunk Mine

    Gate closed in winter season(12/22-04/01) Leave car at parking(entrance of Sunken mine Road) But it take just 15minutes to starting of climb point. Other than winter, car can park many place along with Sunken mine Rd. L...

  • Alice Mine (Lost mine)

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    near Laurel Ridge, New York (United States)
    Distance
    0.99mi
    Elevation +
    302f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo ofAlice Mine (Lost mine) Photo ofAlice Mine (Lost mine) Photo ofAlice Mine (Lost mine)

    Park car at entrance of HOGBACK trail; It takes 0.6mile from Ironwood rd. east end. Ascending the trail north another 0.6mile. Just before going downhill, leave the trail and turn right(Photo#4) Go to mountain summit. Al...

  • Cornell Mine/ Hike To Bald Mt.

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    near Doodletown, New York (United States)
    Distance
    4.96mi
    Elevation +
    1329f
    TrailRank
    25

    A nice day hike! This hike is another great find along the Hudson River, taking you up to the famous Bald Mountain. From the top you can see the Hudson River and Bear Mountain Bridge. If you venture off trail you will...

  • Bradley Mine & Hike to Hogan Camp Mine

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    near Arden, New York (United States)
    Distance
    9.37mi
    Elevation +
    2034f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofBradley Mine & Hike to Hogan Camp Mine Photo ofBradley Mine & Hike to Hogan Camp Mine Photo ofBradley Mine & Hike to Hogan Camp Mine

    Upon reaching the long open trench in the hillside you might begin to wonder what is to come. The Bradley Mine is an im- pressive structure, however since it is close to the road and within walking distance from high tra...

  • Tilly Foster Mine

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    near Tilly Foster, New York (United States)
    Distance
    0.88mi
    Elevation +
    112f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofTilly Foster Mine Photo ofTilly Foster Mine Photo ofTilly Foster Mine

    Tilly Foster Mine(41.41279 -73.64265) 97m. The Largest man-made hole in the world. Public Parking(South side of intersection of Route6 and Tilly Foster Rd) is available.

  • Cranberry Mine

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    near Baileytown, New York (United States)
    Distance
    1.20mi
    Elevation +
    269f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofCranberry Mine Photo ofCranberry Mine Photo ofCranberry Mine

    Starting point for climb is 1km(0.6mi) east from Silver lake picnic area. 2nd green arrow(Photo#3) painted on the road after passed comfort station(Photo#4) There is river across seven lakes drive. Go north along with r...

  • Spanish Mine

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    near Bulsontown, New York (United States)
    Distance
    1.43mi
    Elevation +
    174f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofSpanish Mine Photo ofSpanish Mine Photo ofSpanish Mine

    Parking at visitor center(book store) on palisade pkwy. Go south along with pkwy. There is starting climb point at milestone(Photo#1) Go west 1km(0.6mi). There are 2 shafts(41.28359 -74.03931),(41.28411 -74.03984) but no...

  • Augusta Mine

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    near Tuxedo Park, New York (United States)
    Distance
    1.01mi
    Elevation +
    59f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofAugusta Mine Photo ofAugusta Mine Photo ofAugusta Mine

    Augusta Mine coordinate(41.19373 -74.17512) 850ft. Difficulty=heavy slope using installed rope. Following white paint on the trees. Reach forest road follow for 250feets to north. Then climb up perpendicularly(Refer Phot...

  • Daters Mine

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    near Tuxedo Park, New York (United States)
    Distance
    0.97mi
    Elevation +
    404f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofDaters Mine Photo ofDaters Mine Photo ofDaters Mine

    Start at parking(Photo#3);north dead end of Johnsontown road. Follow B trail(Blue painted on trees) for 0.9km(0.55mi), leave B trail(Photo#4) and go straight north. Dater Mine(41.18447 -74.1755) is northwest direction. B...

  • Black Ash Mine

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    near Tuxedo Park, New York (United States)
    Distance
    1.79mi
    Elevation +
    679f
    TrailRank
    22
    Photo ofBlack Ash Mine Photo ofBlack Ash Mine Photo ofBlack Ash Mine

    Tuxedo parking $2 (Accept only $1 bill & Quarters) Free for Weekend & holiday. Starting point of trail is Photo#1. Follow red trail for 1.9km(1.2mi) Photo#2;View of Black Ash Mine from red trail. Black Ash Mine coordinat...

  • Spanish Mine

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    near Baileytown, New York (United States)
    Distance
    5.89mi
    Elevation +
    1030f
    TrailRank
    22
    Photo ofSpanish Mine Photo ofSpanish Mine Photo ofSpanish Mine

    The hike to the Spanish Mine on Black Mountain is a moderate hike and is about six miles. There are no reliable water sources so be sure to bring at least four liters of water, along with the right food. Park towards ...

  • Edison Mine

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    near Doodletown, New York (United States)
    Distance
    0.62mi
    Elevation +
    0f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo ofEdison Mine Photo ofEdison Mine

    Years prior to this mine’s existence, Thomas Edison had de- veloped a device for producing high quality magnetite iron ore which was found at the Sunk Mine. This is also know as the Edison Device. The Edison Mine cons...

  • Philips Mine(East Hudson)

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    near Manitou, New York (United States)
    Distance
    2.38mi
    Elevation +
    384f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo ofPhilips Mine(East Hudson) Photo ofPhilips Mine(East Hudson) Photo ofPhilips Mine(East Hudson)

    This mine is very deep(120ft)vertical mine. Long time ago, someone visited this mine for studying, But never come back. I believe he is still down there.

  • Bradley Mine

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    near Baileytown, New York (United States)
    Distance
    1.30mi
    Elevation +
    180f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo ofBradley Mine Photo ofBradley Mine Photo ofBradley Mine

    Start from Tioratti parking lot(Photo#3) Go Arden Valley Rd west for 1.3km(0.8mi) Giant rock is land mark(Photo#2) Bradley Mine (41.27685 -74.10023) is one of spectacle mine in NY. Prefered Flash light

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