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blue Shongum Path

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0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
80% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 299' 91 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 972' 296 m
Low: 673' 205 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Gunks Jesse

A short connecting trail between the Coxing Creek area and the Trapps carriage roads.

Gunks Jesse

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

There are quite a few rocky and rooty sections that may make trail running more of a challenge. It can also be slippery in some spots when wet.

Description

Marked by signs and red blazes, the Shongum Path connects the Old Minnewaska Trail with the Connector Trail, linking the Coxing Creek area with the West Trapps parking area. It is particularly useful if the parking area at Coxing Creek is full (very common in the summer weekends) and you still want to take a swim in the creek. This is a relatively deserted trail compared to the use other trails in the area. There are a few sections that have lots of tree roots and small rocks, but nothing that a person in good health can't maneuver.

This path follows an old Lenape Indian trail across the Shawangunks. It also marked the boundary between the 1730 Groote Transport Land Patent and the 1770 Nineteen Partners' Tract.

Flora & Fauna

You will find lady slipper orchids in the spring, deer, snakes, ferns, porcupines, and the rare black bear.

Contacts

Land Manager: Mohonk Preserve

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