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20 mi 32 km of trail 4 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 12 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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Recommended Routes in Minnewaska State Park Preserve - 4

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Favorite Autumn views.
Intermediate/Difficult

Gertrude's Nose Loop

6.5 mi 10.5 km 864' Up 263.34 m Up 876' Down 267.14 m Down

Kerhonkson, NY
Favorite Autumn views.
Easy/Intermediate

Minnewaska Lake Carriageway

1.6 mi 2.6 km 176' Up 53.54 m Up 199' Down 60.76 m Down

Kerhonkson, NY
Favorite Emerge from the Lemon Squeeze for this rewarding view of the surrounding Catskill Mountains.
Difficult

Rock the Ridge 50 Miler

51.8 mi 83.3 km 4,653' Up 1418.13 m Up 4,649' Down 1417.02 m Down

New Paltz, NY
Favorite Going up a rocky trail, past Sam's Point on the way to High Point.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sam's Point and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail

8.7 mi 14.0 km 890' Up 271.13 m Up 903' Down 275.12 m Down

Ellenville, NY

Trails in Minnewaska State Park Preserve - 10

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2.9 mi 4.6 km #1Gertrude's Nose Trail
Difficult
Kerhonkson, NY
Difficult
Kerhonkson, NY
2.9 mi 4.6 km #2Millbrook Ridge Trail
Difficult
New Paltz, NY
Difficult
New Paltz, NY
1.3 mi 2.1 km #3Awosting Falls Carriageway
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
3.4 mi 5.4 km #4High Peters Kill Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
New Paltz, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
New Paltz, NY
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Millbrook Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
2.5 mi 4.0 km #6High Point Trail
Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
2.5 mi 4.1 km #7Millbrook Mountain Carriageway
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
1.7 mi 2.8 km #8Coxing Trail
Intermediate
New Paltz, NY
Intermediate
New Paltz, NY
0.9 mi 1.4 km #9Peters Kill Red Loop
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
0.8 mi 1.3 km #10Peters Kill Yellow Connector
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY

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Autumn views.
Nov 7, 2016 near Kerhonkson, NY
Be sure to stray from the carriage trail and investigate the cliffs overlooking Lake Minnewaska. The peaceful lake with the Catskill Mountains as a backdrop is the perfect way to start this hike.
Aug 26, 2017 near Kerhonkson, NY
Gertrude's Nose Trail follows atop one of the many ledges on the Shawangunk Ridge of Hudson Valley, New York
Aug 24, 2018 near Kerhonkson, NY
One of the viewpoints before Gertrude’s Nose.
Aug 20, 2018 near Kerhonkson, NY
One of the many great cliff ledge's in the Shawangunk's of New York
Aug 26, 2017 near Kerhonkson, NY
Lake Minnewaska from the Minnewaska Lake Carriageway Trail.
May 5, 2015 near Kerhonkson, NY
View of Lake Minnewaska from the picnic area
May 5, 2015 near Kerhonkson, NY
The view from atop Millbrook Mountain in Minnewaska State Park
Oct 19, 2018 near Kerhonkson, NY