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

MD - Moderately Difficult
Location
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.

Trailhead
There are 2 trail heads, either from VFW Road (off Sullivan St.) or from Ferguson Road.
Blue NYSDEC Discs/Green Paint Markers
Terrain Difficulty
MD - Moderately Difficult
Ownership
NYSDEC (part of Wurtsboro Ridge State Forest)
Accessibility
Foot
Parking
yes
At approximately 3.41 miles into hiking you get a view of the Roosa Gap Fire Tower. Small lot past the VFW Post (white blazed trail-approximately .25 miles to SRT past the VFW Post). This is a dirt/rocky road Also small NYSDEC parking on Ferguson Road
Special Features
At approximately 3.41 miles into hiking you get a view of the Roosa Gap Fire Tower.
Conditions of
09/14/2010
Mossy near either end of trail (Sullivan St or Ferguson Road). The trail is rocky in the middle.
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