The Shawangunk Ridge Trail was originally conceived as a relocation of the Long Path from Harriman State Park to Minnewaska State Park and envisioned following a portion of the AT in New York and New Jersey. Now part of the LP system, the SRT provides a backpack alternative to the Orange County route of the LP that has significant road walks and fewer camping opportunities. The SRT is co-aligned with the LP from Shin Hollow Road to the High Point Trail in Minnewaska State Park, and from there the SRT is co-aligned with various other trails through Minnewaska and Mohonk Preserve, until it reaches the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail.
View from the Shawangunk Ridge Trail near NY Route 211 in Mount Hope. 2001 [JAKOB FRANKE]