Know Before You Go
Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway to its terminus at the Bear Mountain Circle. Continue south on Route 9W for 1.3 miles to a small hikers trailhead parking area on the left side of the road, just past a concrete bridge over a stream. From the parking area, walk back across the bridge. On the left (west) side of the road, is the small, unmarked trail leading into Doodletown. It is across from a sign for the Iona Island Bird Preserve. The only sign for Doodletown is visible once you're already in the woods on the trail. There is a sign notifying visitors that the area is a timber rattlesnake habitat.