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Trapps Undercliff Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.5 mile 4.0 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 159' 48 m
Descent: -207' -63 m
High: 1,043' 318 m
Low: 896' 273 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Gunks Jesse

A well maintained carriage road traversing under 300 foot cliffs with views of the Hudson Valley.

Gunks Jesse

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This is a fantastic trail for running. There is an annual running event held here.

Description

Start at the Trapps parking area after the bridge on 44/55. From the parking area, run back towards the bridge, go up a set of steps and continue to the left. Do not cross the bridge for this run. There is a three-way intersection where the Trapps Undercliff Trail and the Trapps Overcliff Trail meet up. There is a large flat-topped boulder sitting in the middle of this intersection. The Undercliff section goes right.

The Trapps Undercliff Trail provides views of the Hudson Valley, observation of technical rock climbers, and there are generally more people using this trail. It is a nice easy walk and can be linked up with the Trapps Overcliff Trail to create a loop.

Flora & Fauna

You will find newts, deer, occasional but rare black bears, porcupines, raccoons, eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, peregrine falcons, bald eagles, vultures, hawks, and lots more.

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Land Manager: Mohonk Preserve

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Undercliff connector trail from Undercliffe Road
Apr 16, 2018 near New Paltz, NY
Undercliff Carriage Road is gorgeous in the autumn.
May 5, 2017 near New Paltz, NY
You can walk Undercliff Carriage Road, or just above it on its namesake cliff.
May 5, 2017 near New Paltz, NY

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