NileGuide Expert Says:
An astounding amount of classic scenery for such a short hike
Queens, NY, USA
NileGuide Expert tip:
Search for the two enormous Douglas fir trees just before the trail ascends up to Sunset Point; they've been around for over 750 years
A short one if you lack time or desire to tackle longer hikes. The best time of year to see the Queens Garden is from April through October. Winter renders it impassable due to snow. Start at either Sunrise Point or Sunset Point. If you start at Sunrise, keep an eye out early on for views with fanciful names such as the Sinking Ship and Boat Mesa. If you peer off to the northeast, you'll see the rise of the Aquarius Plateau, the highest one in North America. Note: unless you backtrack, you'll need to shuttle at the end of your hike.