Cushetunk Mountain Preserve

Cushetunk Mountain Nature Preserve

Cushetunk Mountain from a farm field - Cushetunk Mountain Nature Preserve - Photo credit: Daniela Wagstaff Cushetunk Mountain from a farm field - Cushetunk Mountain Nature Preserve - Photo credit: Daniela Wagstaff

Pass through old Vislocky Farm fields at the foot of Cushetunk Mountain before climbing to the ridge for seasonal views.

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Please note that due to trail closures for eagle nesting on Cushetunk Mountain, part of the route of this hike is closed from January 1 to August 1.  There are only partial views of Round Valley Reservoir from the ridge of Cushetunk Mountain when there is foliage on the trees so the best time to hike for views and to avoid trail closures would be November/December.
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Trip Reports

rate experience
December 05, 2014
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Ditto - did hike on 12/4/14
Top of ridge was overgrown with barberry making it a challengeing (and unpleasant walk).   Also, many large trees are down (from Sandy or Irene?) requiring scrambling and detouring.   Turn at Mile 2.7 has no white blazes.  I hiked downhil 0.1 mile before I found the first blaze.  Additionally, The Park's trail map doesn't show the other trails that come in here.  If you continue straight past this intersection, you find yourself on a red-blaze trail (not on map). 
jwrushman
August 03, 2014
0
not a good idea at the present time
On a soggy day, we climbed Cushetunk Mountain through overgrown, unmaintained trails with multiple blowdowns, thought we had found the T intersection mentioned in the directions but climbed down the white trail to the power cut to find no parking lot or markers, and had no choice but to road walk back to Pickell Park.  The county's map seems to bear no relationship to what is out in the field.
jerseytrekker
December 23, 2012
0
GPS coor
GPs coor I have been told are wrong. Some blow downs added by Sandy but the trail can be navigated.
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