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Bull Wheel Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 138' 42 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 1,266' 386 m
Low: 1,131' 345 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Gunks Jesse

Explore the remains of an abandoned ski lift while enjoying a short run to a small lookout.

Gunks Jesse

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From a kiosk at the western end of the lower parking area, follow a wide path covered with wood chips that heads north, soon becoming a gravel road. At the top of a rise, a triple white blaze on a tree to the right marks the start of the Bull Wheel Trail. Turn right onto this trail, which climbs gradually on an old carriage road. After passing a trail sign on the left, the road becomes rocky and eroded, and it gradually narrows to a footpath.

At the crest of the rise, the trail passes a concrete slab, with steel bolts protruding. A tower that was anchored to the slab via the bolts once supported a pulley for a ski lift - part of the Ski Minne downhill ski area, which operated from 1964 to 1978. The pulley is commonly referred to as a "bull wheel" - hence the name for the trail.

This trail can be combined to form a loop by following the red blazes back to the parking area, or be runed simply as an out-and-back.

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Land Manager: Minnewaska State Park

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