Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
1,200.00 ft (365.76 m)
Trail type
Shuttle
Distance
3.50 mi (5.63 km)
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Roosa Gap State Forest only has one trail passing through it. The trail, Shawangunk Ridge Trail, follows a ridge until it reaches the border with Shawangunk Ridge State Forest. There is only one access point to the trail from the south. Other than that, you can enter Roosa Gap thru-hiking north from Wurtsboro State Forest, which borders Roosa Gap in the south. The Roosa Gap section does not have many views, but it does give access to a fire tower that is accessable to the public.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Ridge hike with some nice views. Few other hikers.

Cons

Thru-hike. Limited access.

Trailhead Elevation

1,400.00 ft (426.72 m)

Highest point

1,600.00 ft (487.68 m)

Net Elevation Gain

200.00 ft (60.96 m)

Features

Wildlife
Geologically significant
Old-growth forest

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

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