Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
1,152.00 ft (351.13 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
6.50 mi (10.46 km)
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Black Ash Mountain is located in the south end of the park on the west side.  Access to the loop is from the Tuxedo Station where there is a trailhead parking lot. However, a .5 mile walk to the trailhead by road is required to reach the start of the loop. It is also popular with commuters from NYC that do not have cars. Hikers can also take a trail to the Tuxedo Station and walk the road to the trailhead if desired.

From the trail parking lot just over the Ramapo River, walk east on East Village rd, turning to the right.  Walk under Rt 287 then turn left.  The trailhead is about 200 yards up on the right.

This loop can be hiked in either direction, but typically hiked in a clockwise direction.  Right where the trail starts from the road, the Ramapo-Dunderberg trail (red dot markings) takes you straight then makes an immediate right to climb the hill.  Follow this for .25 miles where you reach the Triangle trail (yellow triangle markers).  Stay on the Triangle trail for 2.6 miles.  After this point the trail is shared with the White Bar trail (white markers) for .2 miles.  Here the Triangle trail turns left.  Stay on the White Bar trail for another .2 miles where the trail intersects with the Ramapo-Dunderberg trail.  Turn right on the R-D trail and follow all the way back out to the trailhead.

This trail receives less traffic than other trails and is a good fall hike.

 

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Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Fall
Spring
Summer

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Few other hikers. Forest views.

Cons

Rocky trails. Distance to trailhead.

Trailhead Elevation

416.00 ft (126.80 m)

Highest point

1,130.00 ft (344.42 m)

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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