Sections of Wilkinson Trail Reopen After Fire

Start Date: 
October 8, 2019

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 Oct. 8, New York State Parks confirms that the fire is 100% out.

The Wilkinson Trail is now officially reopened. However, there is a reroute near the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain to avoid steep, eroded, and dangerous conditions. The Wilkinson Trail will be rerouted to the recently created fire break on the eastern side of Sugarloaf Mountain. From that point, hikers can continue to the Notch Trail or continue up to the peak of Sugarloaf.

Trail Conference volunteers are scouting the fire damage to assess what trail work needs to be done.

 

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