Out and back from Parking Area – 2.1 mi
Trailhead GPS: Coordinates N41.8756 W75.1800
Getting There: Drive to the Sullivan County hamlet of Long Eddy located north of Callicoon, NY on Route 97. From Long Eddy drive north on Route 97 for 9.6 miles to Lordville Road on the left. Turn left on Lordville Road and drive down the road toward the Delaware River. Just before crossing the river turn left onto Bouchouxville Road and drive for 2.7 miles to the parking area. CAUTION: The Bouchouxville Road is very scenic but is NOT in good shape. It may be best to make sure you have a vehicle will all-wheel drive and higher ground clearance.
Difficulty: This hike is rated MODERATE even though it is just over two miles because there is significant elevation gain as you climb to the Ledges. For a large part of the hike the trail is sited on old woods roads so it is wide and easy to walk.
Trail Surface: The surface of the trail is generally smooth varying from grass to dirt. There are a few roots and rocks especially near the top.
Hike Description: From the parking area get on the woods road that heads east and up the ridge. As you climb, keep looking to your right for some views down to the river. After walking only .9 miles, you will cross a small stream that cascades down the ledges and empties into the river. If there is enough water volume, it is worth working your way down the side of the falls to get some pictures. Back on the main trail, cross the brook and walk a few hundred feet before turning right and walking out to the first viewpoint. At this viewpoint, you will have beautiful views down to the river and beyond. This area has a HUGE rock cairn that sits atop a “pile” of laid up stone! There may also be some stone “furniture” just behind the viewpoint is the remains of a stone quarry. Walk a little further east and there is another viewpoint. Retrace your steps back down to the car. CAUTION: Jensen Ledges is known to have active timber rattlesnake dens. Be on the lookout for these reclusive creatures as you hike. Do NOT reach into any rock crevices. Be aware that these snakes often lie in the sun to increase their body temperature.