Shaupeneak Ridge Cooperative Recreation Area

Park Overview:

Four trails which can be combined to an easy loop under 3 miles, or a more demanding one under 6 miles.  Views of the Hudson River

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:6 miles
Park Acreage:570 acres
City/County/
State:
Esopus/Ulster/NY
Buy Book:New York Walk Book

Park Description:

The 570-acre Shaupeneak Ridge Cooperative Recreation Area includes a portion of the ridge line of the Marlboro Mountains, with a viewpoint over the Hudson River.

Trails Overview:

There are four major trails each of which is about 1.5 miles long. 

  • Accessed from the upper parking lot, the Blue Trail and Red Trail can be combined to form a 2.6-mile loop, with relatively little elevation gain - and two overlooks of the Hudson River.
  • Those who are looking for a more ambitious excursion can take a 5.7-mile loop hike covering most of the trails in the preserve, with an elevation gain of about 700 feet.  It starts from the lower parking lot at the White Trail. For a trail map click on the web link below in Contact Information, then under "What You Can Do ..." follow the "Visit Our Parks" link to Shaupeneak Ridge, and finally to the map link.

 

Directions:

Take US 9W north 5.8 miles from its intersection with NY 299 and turn left [west] onto Old Post Road.  The lower parking lot is 0.2 mile from US 9W, on the right side of the road.  The upper parking area is 2.5 miles from US 9W, on the left side of Poppletown Road.  See the trail map on the park's web site [Contact Information below] for parking areas.

Contact Information:Scenic Hudson
845-473-4440
Region:Hudson River Greenway Trail
Fees:None