Castle Point Carriage Road/Lake Awosting Carriage Road/...

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

View from Castle Point - Minnewaska State Park - Photo: Bill Roehrig View from Castle Point - Minnewaska State Park - Photo: Bill Roehrig View of Lake Awosting from Castle Point - Minnewaska State Park - Photo: Bill Roehrig View of Lake Awosting from Castle Point - Minnewaska State Park - Photo: Bill Roehrig

This loop hike, suitable for cross-country skiing, runs along dramatic cliffs of Shawangunk conglomerate, with many fine views.

41.729, -74.237

From the end of the parking area, descend on the red-blazed Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road that encircles Lake Minnewaska. This descent is rather steep for cross-country skiing, but it is not typical of the grades you’ll encounter the rest of the way. After a short descent, you’ll reach a junction with the green-blazed Upper Awosting Carriage Road (a swimming area is on the left, and restrooms...

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