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Wilkinson Memorial Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

7.4 mile 11.8 kilometer point to point
73% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,147' 654 m
Descent: -1,946' -593 m
High: 1,502' 458 m
Low: 68' 21 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Ben Duchac

A smoothly graded ramble through the woods, alternating between singletrack and forest road.

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Runner Notes

Perfect for trail running.

Description

This trail runs to the northwest of Breakneck Ridge Trail, connecting before the Beacon Fire Tower, and then continues Northeast after the cross to North Highland. The trail is marked with yellow blazing. It's a gentle trail that summits Sugarloaf Mountain for a beautiful view of Bannerman Castle.

Start at route 9D about 900 feet north of the Breakneck Ridge Trail trailhead. The trail starts as a gently sloping forest road that steepens into singletrack as you climb Sugarloaf Mountain. After the summit, with great west-facing views, the trail becomes a singletrack meander through the woods, gaining and losing elevation for about two miles until you climb to Scofield Ridge, reaching a viewpoint looking east above Lake Valhalla.

The trail follows the ridge for about half a mile with intermittent views and then descends, sometimes steeply, to the bottom of the ridge. Pass a small forested lake, and then head to the trailhead on Reservoir Lane.

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Beautiful wooded Wilkinson Memorial Trail
Apr 24, 2015 near Beacon, NY
The crossing at Squirrel Hollow Brook is usually straightforward.
May 14, 2017 near Beacon, NY
The Casino Trail ends into the Wilkinson Memorial Trail at this spot.
Jun 26, 2017 near Beacon, NY
Start of Dozer Junction Trail
Jul 19, 2017 near Beacon, NY
End of Fishkill Ridge Trail
Jul 18, 2017 near Beacon, NY
You can take the Metro North to Breakneck on weekends. Only one door will open, so be mindful that you move to the exit!
Jan 29, 2017 near Cornwal…, NY

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