Dickie Barre, Peters Kill and Awosting Falls Loop

Mohonk Preserve

View of Sky Top in the Mohonk Preserve - Dickie Barre, Peters Kill and Awosting Falls Loop -Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park Preserve -  Photo by Daniel Chazin. View of Sky Top in the Mohonk Preserve - Dickie Barre, Peters Kill and Awosting Falls Loop -Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park Preserve -  Photo by Daniel Chazin.

This loop hike goes by the ruins of a former farm, climbs to the ridge of Dickie Barre, with expansive views, descends to cross the picturesque Peters Kill, follows a ridge high above the stream, and passes Awosting Falls.

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From the kiosk at the eastern end of the parking area, follow the yellow-blazed West Trapps Connector Trail which leads east, parallel to Route 44/55. In about 750 feet, a sign on the left marks the start of the red-blazed Shongum Path. Turn left and head downhill on the Shongum Path, the route of an old Lenape Indian trail. The trail crosses rock outcrops and descends through a dense hemlock...

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September 08, 2014
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Another Peter's Kill Hike
Fantastic pictures from one of our regular contributors, Daniella Wagstaff. Use this link: http://gonehikin.blogspot.com/2014/09/minnewaska-state-park-ny-peters-ki...,
April 07, 2014
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GPS Coordinates
Both map marker and GPS coordinates have been corrected to the West Trapps Parking Lot.
April 06, 2014
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Stunning views
The gunks have stunning views, even in early spring when trees are yet to bud. Some time, I have to get there during leaf peeping season.    The parking areas fill quickly, so it is a good thing to be prepared for if you don't arrive early. We typed in the GPS coordinates, and our GPS took us past the West Trapps parking lot, then the next right and ended closer to the Cox parking lot. This was actually fine, because the West Trapps parking lot was full when we arrived. The Cox parking lot was much smaller, but had several free parking spots. The hike description also has the hike passing the Cox parking lot, so this worked out perfectly.   This hike does have some noise from the highway. The views make up for it though. The first half of the hike was moderate/strenuous with easy rock scrambling. The second half of the hike is on easy carriage roads. We did find the carriage roads by Awosting Falls still to be ice covered when we were there.   Some photos: http://agiletrekker.blogspot.com/2014/04/dickie-barre-peters-kill-and-aw...
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