Goodbye Irene: Trail Restoration Projects Identified in the Wake of the Hurricane

Trail Damage Assessments are ongoing. This list will be amended as new information is received.   West Hudson
  • 1777/1779 Trail bridge over Popolopen Creek in Bear Mountain/Harriman is severely damaged
  East Hudson
  • In Fahnestock State Park: Bridges out on School Mountain Road (multiuse trail) at junction with Fahnestock Trail (0.4 mile from Hubbard Lodge) and at junction with Perkins Trail (one washed out, one severely damaged) East Hudson Trails map #103
  New Jersey
  • Black Creek Bridge on AT near Canal Road
  • Long House Creek Bridge on AT near Bearfort Mountain/Greenwood Lake is washed out.
  • Green Brook Bridge is washed out near Warwick Tpke. on Terrace Pond North trail. 
  • Long Pond Bridge over the Wanaque River at Hasenclever/Sterling Ridge/Highlands Trails is washed out.
  Catskills
  • Bridge for the Escarpment Trail east of Route 23 in Windham, Greene County (Elm Ridge Wild Forest), has washed out. Walkway near bridge has also been partially washed off the trail. (TC Map 141)
  • The bridge on the Black Dome Range Trail after it crosses Big Hollow Road and then crosses the Batavia Kill on its way to Acra Point has washed out, making the stream crossing very difficult. (TC Map 141)
  • The bridge over the outlet to Notch Lake at the Devil's Tombstone Day Use Parking area has been damaged. Care should be used in this crossing. (TC Map 141)
  • The second bridge on the trail to Acra Point has been damaged. (TC Map 141)
  • The bridge at Buttermilk Falls, also known as Diamond Notch Falls, on the Diamond Notch Trail  has washed out. This is now a dangerous crossing with the waterfall directly below the trail crossing. (TC Map 141)
  • The first bridge over the East Branch of the Neversink River on the Table-Peekamoose Trail has been severely damaged. The bridge should not be used and the river crossing is dangerous and should not be attempted at higher water levels. (TC Map 143)
  • The foot bridge on the Giant Ledge trail just in from the trailhead has been washed out. (TC map 142)
  • The foot bridge on the eastern side of Alder Lake has been badly damaged and should not be used.
  • The swinging bridge on the Mongaup-Hardenburgh trail is twisted and missing some boards. (TC Map 143)