Long Path and Shawangunk Ridge Trail (Wurtsboro, N.Y.)

Wurtsboro Ridge State Forest

West-facing view from the Shawangunk Ridge Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin West-facing view from the Shawangunk Ridge Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This one-way hike, which requires two cars, follows a little-used section of the Long Path along the spectacular Shawangunk Ridge, passing interesting cliffs and pitch pines growing from bedrock, with many views along the way on both sides of the ridge.

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After enjoying the panoramic view from the overlook, walk back along Route 52 (proceeding east) for about 750 feet. When you reach the end of the guardrail, you will see the start of a yellow-blazed trail on the right. Turn right and follow the yellow-blazed trail into the woods. The trail soon crosses an old road and continues downhill to a beautiful stream that cascades over rocks. It...

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