West-facing view from first viewpoint on Schunemunk Ridge - Photo by Daniel Chazin West-facing view from first viewpoint on Schunemunk Ridge - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This hike climbs to several panoramic viewpoints along the ridge of Schunemunk Mountain.

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Walk north along Route 32 for 0.2 mile and cross under the trestle. Just north of the trestle, at the end of the guardrail, a driveway goes off to the left. Turn left here and, almost immediately, you’ll see a sign for the Long Path on the left. Turn left again and climb rock steps, then turn left at the top of the first pitch and continue  under the trestle. Immediately turn right, and again...

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July 28, 2014
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This is a very good hike.
Me and my son did this hike yesterday and it was extremely humid so it definitely made for a strenuous but highly enjoyable hike. The climb up to High Knob is not terrible but it will test your endurance (especially on a day like yesterday) Once you get to the top you're rewarded with a spectacular view of the surrounding areas. There is a lot of climbing on the first half of the hike and some places you might need to use both hands and feet. The trail is well marked and maintained. On the second half of the hike you should really pay attention to where you're stepping because it is very rocky in certain areas. There's many good viewpoints throughout the trail and I will definitely do this one again in the fall.    
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