Route: Vroman's Nose Loop Trail (NY)

Submitted by Bethany K Garretson on Mon, 01/03/2022 - 08:06am
New York, US
1.57 mi
Vertical Gain
420 ft

Vroman's Nose Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Middleburgh, New York. 

There is a parking lot near the trail head. Timing for the FKT begins and ends at the gate. 


1. Quick approach up through a grassy meadow to the well beaten trail

2. The trail will split in two and you can approach the loop either way. I personally like to stay left and tackle the steep first. If you stay left, you will be to the summit/nose in .5 miles. It is a stunning view of Middleburgh, New York with sheer drops to the valley floor. 

3. Run along the ridgeline and descend. 

I believe Vroman's Nose Loop will make for a competitive FKT in central, New York. Located between the Catskills and the Adirondacks, there are not many FKTS in this area. This one is special to me, because it was one of the first hikes I ever took and I discovered a deep love for trail running, climbing and scrambling.  

GPS Track


This FKT should be taken off the site as it does not meet the first labeled criteria of FKT's "Must be at least 5 miles long or with at least 500 feet of climbing"