Appalachian Trail on Bellvale Mountain

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Greenwood Lake from the A.T. on Bellvate Mountain - Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Greenwood Lake from the A.T. on Bellvate Mountain - Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

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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Trip Reports

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September 27, 2014
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Thanks Gail!
Thanks Gail!
Michael K7
September 26, 2014
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Wildcat shelter
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.
Gail
September 24, 2014
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Wildcat Shelter
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? I was considering a 2 day trip, starting at the end point of this hike, and finishing at the Harriman train station. I would want to use the shelter for my overnight. Thanks for any info.
Michael K7
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