A fire on Sugarloaf Mountain in Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve east of the Hudson River started early afternoon on Friday, Sept. 20.
As of Sept. 26, there is now a containment line completed around the entire fire. However, the fire is still burning inside the line and will be for some time. To keep hikers safe and away from the area of the fire, the Wilkinson Trail will be closed at the intersection with the Notch Trail, as well at the intersection with the Breakneck Bypass Trail.
As of Sept. 30, the fire still 100% contained but is still smoldering in several places. Rain is expected on Thursday. The Wilkinson Trail remains closed from the trailhead on Route 9D past the Breakneck Bypass Trail to the Notch trailhead. On the Wilkinson Trail, there are many unsafe conditions due to overhanging, partially burned branches falling on the trail. This closure is expected through the entirety of the upcoming week until these unsafe conditions can be addressed.