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Wawayanda State Park

Rhododendron along the Double Pond Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Rhododendron along the Double Pond Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Wawayanda State Park, Wawayanda Lake. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Wawayanda State Park, Wawayanda Lake. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Wawayanda State Park, Wawayanda Furnace. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Wawayanda State Park, Wawayanda Furnace. Photo by Daniel Chazin.

This relatively level loop hike follows woods roads through this scenic park, passing through thick groves of rhododendron and hemlock, and goes by Wawayanda Lake and the historic Wawayanda Furnace.

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A sign at the north end of the parking lot indicates the route of the blue-blazed William Hoeferlin Trail. Proceed north on this trail, following a woods road through a forest of hemlock, mountain laurel and deciduous trees. In a quarter mile, you’ll reach an intersection with the white-blazed Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Turn left and follow the A.T., which heads into the woods on a footpath....

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May 05, 2010
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Hike description has been revised and is now correct
I have revised the hike description to reflect the trail changes pointed out by Bibienna.  About two years ago, the Appalachian Trail was indeed rerouted in this area, and the beginning of the hike has now been rewritten.  I have also removed the references to the green plastic blazes on the Double Pond Trail, as these have apparently been removed.  The hike description can now be followed as written.
Daniel Chazin
April 25, 2010
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04-24-10 HIKE IS NO LONGER CORRECT
I took this hike yesterday. The beginning of the hike is not correct and a little confusing. I believe the Appalachian Trail has been shifted in this area. Hoeferlin Trail does not end at a T intersection with the Appalachian Trail. Hoeferlin Trail crosses AT and continues on. Make left at AT off of the Hoeferlin Trail. This is a trail and not a woods road as noted in the hike (at least in my opinion). The blue blazed trail to the Wawayanda Shelter is to the right ---not the left as noted in the hike. When the AT comes to the Wawayanda Road it is picked up again directly across the road-----not .2 miles down the road as noted in the hike. Finally, I saw only Yellow blazes for the Double Pond Trail. There were no green plastic blazes.
Bibienna
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