Neversink Unique Area

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Sign for the Neversink Unique Area

 

Hiker at Neversink Unique Area

 

 

Check out the links below for more detailed trail info

The Neversink River Unique Area, also called the Neversink Gorge, is 4,881 acres of beautiful land. It is a great place for hiking and fishing, but camping is not allowed.

There are a number of access points and trails. However, only the Katrina Falls Rd Access and the Cold Spring Road Access points have maintained parking and maintained trails. The other access points are difficult to get to. Also, there currently is no way to hike from the Katrina Falls Rd Access trails to the Cold Spring Rd Access Trails (and vice versa)

For more information on the Neversink Unique Area, check out the NY-NJ Trail Conference Map.

DIRECTIONS: To the Katrina Falls Rd. Parking Area: Located at the end of the Katrina Falls Rd (a dead end road) in the hamlet of Rock Hill (located within the Town of Thompson). From NYS Rt 17 East, get off exit 109 and make a right onto Rock Hill Drive, then make your first right onto Katrina Falls Road (Dutch’s Tavern is on the right hand side). Follow Katrina Falls Rd all the way until the end. The parking area will be on your left. Park and then walk down the gravel road to reach the sign in sheet and trails.

From NYS Rt. 17 West, get off exit 109 and make a right onto Katrina Falls Road. Follow Katrina Falls Rd all the way until the end. The parking area will be on your left. Park and then walk down the gravel road to reach the sign in sheet and trails.

DIRECTIONS: To the Cold Spring Rd. Parking Area: Located on Cold Spring Rd in the Town of Forestburgh. From NYS Rt 17 East or West, get off Exit 105 (for Monticello) which will bring you onto Rt 42. Follow Rt 42 and make a Right at the traffic light at the end of the road. After making the right you will continue into Rt 42. Make a left at the 2nd Traffic light onto St John’s Street. After app. 1/2 mile, St John’s Street turns into Cold Spring Rd. Follow Cold Spring Rd. for app. 7 miles. The parking area will be located on your left hand side.

Denton Falls Trail

MD - Moderately Difficult

riverPart of the Neversink Unique Area Trail System (access from the Katrina Falls Rd parking area). As noted on the NY/NJ Trail Conference Map, there are 3 different colored trail markers, blue (the main trail along the river through the Unique Area), yellow (the smaller trails, and sometimes steep, that lead you to the river and the brook off the main blue trail) and red (for the Mullet Brook Loop Trail). As noted on the map, when on the blue trail, you have to veer off onto a yellow trail to get to Denton Falls. From Katrina Falls Road Access, this veer off is approximately __ miles. Note: the trails to get to Denton Falls are steep, especially when trying to get back up to the blue trail.

 

 

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Cold Spring Road Access (Red Trail)

2.49 miles  |  MD - Moderately Difficult  |  Cold Spring Road Forestburgh, NY

Part of the Neversink Unique Area Trail System.

 

Wolf Brook MUA Access

.55 miles  |  M - Moderate  |  Rock Hill, NY 12775

The YellowTrail connects the Neversink Unique Area trail system with the Wolf Brook Multple Use Area. This trail can connect you to the Mullet Brook Loop. From there you can connect to Blue Trail East.

Part of the Neversink Unique Area Trail System.

 

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Griffin Road Access Trail (Umaintained Trail)

2.24 miles  |  MD - Moderately Difficult  |  Griffin Road Forestburgh, NY

The trails and the parking in the southern portion of the Neversink Unique Area are not maintained. (Glover Rd Access Trail, Skinner Rd Access Trail and Griffen Rd Access Trail) At this time there is not sufficient data for this website because these trails are not common for hiking and there is maintenance/access issues.

Part of the Neversink Unique Area Trail System.

Glover Road Access Trail (Unmaintained Trail)

1 mile miles  |  MD - Moderately Difficult  |  Glover Road Forestburgh, NY

The trails and the parking in the southern portion of the Neversink Unique Area are not very well maintained. (Glover Rd Access Trail, Skinner Rd Access Trail and Griffen Rd Access Trail) At this time there is not sufficient data for this website because these trails are not common for hiking and there is maintenance/access issues.

Part of the Neversink Unique Area Trail System.

Mullet Brook Trail (Katrina Falls Rd Access)

1.73 miles  |  M - Moderate  |  Mullet Brook, Rock Hill, NY

Part of the Neversink Unique Area Trail System.

 

Eden Road Access – Blue Trail West

2.25 miles  |  M - Moderate  |  Neversink Unique Area Parking Lot, Eden Rd, NY 12729

Use caution when going to the Eden Road Access. The right-of-way goes through a private property (a hunting camp) and the dirt road is not well maintained. Most likely will need 4 wheel drive to get to this access point. The parking area is not maintained. Also, the “Eden Road” street sign is not posted.

The Cold Spring Rd Access trail joins with the Eden Road Access Trail.

Part of the Neversink Unique Area Trail System.

Skinner Road Access Trail (Unmaintained Trail)

3.48 miles  |  MD - Moderately Difficult  |  Skinner Road, Forestburg, NY

The trails and the parking in the southern portion of the Neversink Unique Area are not very well maintained. (Glover Rd Access Trail, Skinner Rd Access Trail and Griffen Rd Access Trail) At this time there is not sufficient data for this website because these trails are not common for hiking and there is maintenance/access issues.

Part of the Neversink Unique Area Trail System.

High Falls Trail -Blue Trail East

MD - Moderately Difficult  |  Rock Hill, NY 12729

To access the High Falls Trail you first have to hike the Katrina Falls Access Trail (Blue Trail East) and then you will reach the High Falls Trail. There are also short trails (yellow markers) that veer off to the Neversink River, such as the Denton Falls trail Give yourself plenty of time to hike this trail.

Part of the Neversink Unique Area Trail System.

Katrina Falls Road Access Trail- beginning of Blue Trail East

M - Moderate  |  Katrina Falls Road, Rock Hill, NY

This is the main trail Access point for the Neversink Unique Area trail system that is to the east of the Neversink River. This trail gives you access to the Mullet Brook Loop, Denton Falls Trail, Yellow Trail and the High Falls Trail (also known as Blue Trail East). When on this trail there are a number of options. You can do a shorter hike to the Neversink River (when at the “Y” in the trail stay to the right to get to the Neversink River) or you can continue on (Make a Left at the “Y” in the trail) for a longer hike to Mullet Brook Falls Trails or  Denton Falls or for a very long hike to High Falls.

Part of the Neversink Unique Area Trail System.

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