Moodna Viaduct Trail

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April 04, 2021
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The Moodna Viaduct Trail at Schunnemunk State Park in Cornwall, New York is an easy 0.3-mile one-way trail that follows a grassy hill up to a view point of the Moodna Viaduct.

Hikers will find two trailheads along Otterkill Rd, but this track begins at the western parking lot and heads uphill and over to the eastern lot. The hike is considered easy, but does ascend a small hill toward the view points. At the top of the hill, hikers have plenty of room to spread out into the fields to sit and relax or setup a picnic.

For longer day hikes, hikers can head further into Schunnemunk State Park by exploring the trail system across the street. One suggested hike is the Trestle-Jessup-Otterkill Loop which has 8 vistas and 2 waterfalls along this 4.1-mile trek.

Moodna Viaduct
The Moodna Viaduct is an active railroad bridge that spans the Moodna Creek valley as it passes over Moodna Creek. The entire length of the viaduct is approximately 3,000-feet long from end to end.

This is a popular day use area, especially for hikers headed further into Schunnemunk State Park since this is one of a few official parking lots to head into the park.

Hikers will find a large parking lot at the coordinates provided that's large enough to fit about 2 dozen vehicles. There's also a small parking turnout directly under the Moodna Viaduct, large enough to fit about 5 vehicles. Both parking lots fill up quickly, especially on the weekends. Parking along the road is not permitted, per the town of Cornwall Police's rules.

Dogs are allowed if leashed.

Pop Culture
This location is referenced in some pop culture references like Gus Dapperton's Moodna, Once With Grace, which is where I originally heard about Moodna Creek. He only writes bangers, so check out some of Gus Dapperton's tunez on Spotify.

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