Trailhead GPS: Coordinates N41.8859 W74.5330
Getting There: Drive to the Sullivan County hamlet of Grahamsville and turn north from Route 55 on Moore Hill Road near the TriValley Central School. Drive 3.2 miles passing Denman Mountain Road on the left. Park in the parking area at the corner of Moore Hill Road and Glade Hill Road.
Difficulty: This hike is rated STRENUOUS because it is over 6 miles long. The trail is very rough in spots and can be wet and muddy. There are several small ascents. There may be wet or muddy areas on the trail. The snowmobile trail markers can sometimes be hard to follow.
Trail Surface: The trail is primarily a snowmobile trail and consists of stones and dirt with a grassy areas and quite a few tree roots. The trail is often wet and muddy in many areas. The return trip is on Moore Hill Road which is mostly packed dirt and gravel.
Hike Description: To start the hike walk across the road and onto the snowmobile trail which begins a slight ascent up a shoulder of Denman Mountain but soon levels of. Watch for the larger red snowmobile trail markers as you hike. The trail descends to a trail junction at about .5 miles. A left turn at this junction leads back out to Moore Hill Road and the road that cuts over to Denman Mountain Road. Turn right to stay on the trail around the mountain. At .85 miles there will be a path or woods road on the left that leads down to some interesting stone foundations. The road is lined with stone walls on either side. The snowmobile trail continues to descend for the next mile but is always lower than the mountain on the right. Since the trail is lower, the water draining from the higher terrain makes the trail very wet in places depending on the season. At about 1.95 miles there is the ruins of a house or cabin on the right side of the trail. You have been heading mostly north but the road for your return is to the east. At 2.15 miles there is another trail junction. Turn right and then bear to the left. For the next 1.2 miles the trail wanders back and forth and up and down but always around the mountain. Finally, at about 3.3 miles the trail turns in an easterly direction and heads directly for the road. For the next 1.5 miles the trail undulates up and down but always heads east. At 4.8 miles, the trail intersects the road. Turn right to head south and back to the parking area. There are some interesting cliffs and one large boulder right next to the road. The road continues heading south and mostly descends with a few ups and downs until you are back at the parking area.