ElevationAscent: 1,022' 312 m
Descent: -57' -17 m
High: 1,405' 428 m
Low: 440' 134 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 63% (32°)
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“Run through an old-growth forest with several very steep sections for views of the Hudson Valley.”— John Maurizi
From the parking area, follow the trail marked with red blazes. It starts off gradually climbing but quickly goes uphill steeply until you reach a trail junction with the access trail to Malouf's Mountain Campground. Stay on the trail with the red blazes as it evens out a bit until the trail crosses a stream (this may be dry during the summer months).
After crossing the stream, the trail actually descends before it begins the steepest section with two very good viewpoints over the Hudson Valley. These are good places to take a break from the steep ascent.
The trail levels out again as it passes through a nice patch of blueberries. Eventually, it will end into the Fishkill Ridge Trail near another lovely viewpoint.
You can turn back the way you came or add on the loop around Fishkill Ridge Trail to extend your time in the woods.
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