Appalachian Trail on Bellvale Mountain

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

This hike traverses the ridge of Bellvale Mountain, climbing over unusual puddingstone conglomerate rock outcrops and reaching many beautiful viewpoints over Greenwood Lake.

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This hike traverses a spectacular six-mile section of the Appalachian Trail. The first two miles are relatively level, but the last four miles involve many short but steep climbs and descents, as the trail traverses a series of rock outcrops.

From the parking area, follow the white-blazed Appalachian Trail as it heads south into the woods, crossing several stone walls....

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September 27, 2014
Thanks Gail!
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Michael K7
September 26, 2014
Shelter is in Good shape with privy and bear box, but little by way of water.  Fill up at the CREAMERY just W of Rt 17A crossing. Doubt if very crowded on Fall weekends.
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September 24, 2014
About 2½ miles north of the starting point is the Wildcat Shelter. Does anyone know the current condition of this shelter? Does it get crowded on weekends?
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