Long Path (SRT)

  

SHAWANGUNK RIDGE REGION TRAIL

 

View of the Shawangunks

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The Long Path, a 347-mile trail that runs from New York City (starting at the George Washington Bridge) to Altamont, NY (Albany area), passes through the Hudson River Valley, Harriman State Park, the Shawangunk Ridge and the Catskill Mountains. The Sullivan County portion of the Long Path runs through the Wurtsboro Ridge State Forest, Roosa Gap State Forest and the Shawangunk Ridge State Forest. The hiking level ranges from Moderately Difficult to Strenuous.

The Shawangunk Ridge Trail (SRT), which begins in High Point, NJ,  connects to the Long Path trail system and is an approximate 35 mile connector (or alternative) trail, which allows hikers to pass through the Huckleberry Ridge State Forest in Orange County, NY and the Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area, in Sullivan County, NY. The SRT connects with the Long Path shortly after crossing through the village of Wurtsboro. The NY/NJ Trail Conference currently maintains the Long Path and the Shawangunk Ridge Trail (SRT). For a free map from the NY-NJ Trail Conference of this portion of the SRT click here.

 

Shawangunk Ridge State Forest (SRT) – Ferguson Road to Rte 52

S - Strenuous  |  Ferguson Road, Shawangunk

This portion of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail is fairly strenuous, rocky and difficult in places, particularly near the Route 52 end, which is located further from main roads.

GPS - Long Path - North

Directions to Ferguson Road (Roosa Gap-Summitville Road) parking area: Get off Route 17 at Exit 113 and turn North on Rt. 209 toward Wurtsboro.  After 1.3 mi. turn right at the light onto Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro.  Continue through town and up the hill onto CR. 171/Mamakating Rd.  After 2.4 mi. turn left onto Shawanga Lodge Rd. just over the top of the hill.  Follow Shawanga Lodge Road 3.2 mi. to the stop sign for Pickles Road.  Just after the stop sign turn left onto Ferguson Rd. (Roosa Gap-Summitville Road) immediately opposite 140 Pickles road.  The DEC parking area is on the left.  The trailhead is marked by three yellow discs on a tree.  This trail connects to the blue-blazed SRT.

Shawangunk Ridge State Forest (SRT) – Sullivan Street to Ferguson Road

MD - Moderately Difficult  |  VFW Road, Wurtsboro, NY

This portion of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail, from Sullivan Street to Ferguson Road, is a moderately difficult trail. It is mossy at either end and rocky in the middle with some slippery sections

GPS - Long Path - South.

Direction to Shawanga Lodge VFW parking area:Get off Route 17 at Exit 113 and turn North on Rt. 209 toward Wurtsboro.  After 1.3 mi. turn right at the light onto Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro.  Continue through town and up the hilll onto CR. 171/Mamakating Rd. for a total of 1.3 mi.  Turn left onto the dirt road by the sign for the VFW.  There is parking past the building.  A short white-blazed trail leads up to a trail register and the SRT/Long Path.  Three white discs on a tree mark the trailhead.

Directions to Ferguson Road (Roosa Gap-Summitville Road) parking area: Get off Route 17 at Exit 113 and turn North on Rt. 209 toward Wurtsboro.  After 1.3 mi. turn right at the light onto Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro.  Continue through town and up the hill onto CR. 171/Mamakating Rd.  After 2.4 mi. turn left onto Shawanga Lodge Rd. just over the top of the hill.  Follow Shawanga Lodge Road 3.2 mi. to the stop sign for Pickles Road.  Just after the stop sign turn left onto Ferguson Rd. (Roosa Gap-Summitville Road) immediately opposite 140 Pickles road.  The DEC parking area is on the left.  The trailhead is marked by three yellow discs on a tree.  This trail connects to the blue-blazed SRT.

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