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Shawangunk Ridge Trail: Peterskill Section

Hudson Valley, New York

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Shawangunk Ridge Trail: Peterskill Section

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  • View from trail.- Shawangunk Ridge Trail: Peterskill Section
  • The trail travels along slickrock with great views.- Shawangunk Ridge Trail: Peterskill Section
  • The trail travels along slickrock with great views.- Shawangunk Ridge Trail: Peterskill Section
  • View of the Catskills from the trail.- Shawangunk Ridge Trail: Peterskill Section
  • The trail travels along slickrock with great views.- Shawangunk Ridge Trail: Peterskill Section
  • The trail travels along slickrock with great views.- Shawangunk Ridge Trail: Peterskill Section
  • Bridge crossing the Peters Kill.- Shawangunk Ridge Trail: Peterskill Section
  • Signage for this section.- Shawangunk Ridge Trail: Peterskill Section
  • The Peters Kill.- Shawangunk Ridge Trail: Peterskill Section
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great views.
Cons: 
Loop hike requires some road travel.
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Region:
Hudson Valley, NY
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Highest point: 
1,506.00 ft (459.03 m)
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Permit required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
8.80 mi (14.16 km)
Total elevation gain: 
1,369.00 ft (417.27 m)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
955.00 ft (291.08 m)
Typically multi-day: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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This section of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail follows the High Peters Kill Trail and can be started from the lower parking lot at Minnewaska State Park Preserve or the Coxing Trailhead parking lot in the Mohonk Preserve. The High Peters Kill Trail is marked with blue blazes as well as the blue SRT trail markers. This section offers great views to the south and can easily be added on to for a long loop hike using the Awosting Falls Carriage Road and the Trapps Carriage Road to Shogum Path. Hiking from the Minnewaska parking lot, cross Route 44/55 where the trail starts. This sections stays on the same trail until it reaches the Coxing Trailhead. A few things to note: Parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car, and parking at Coxing Trailhead is $15 per person. If you are hiking the loop, you will have to pay the Coxing fee if the parking attendant is present. There is no fee to hike into Minnewaska State Park.

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