Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
1,003.00 ft (305.71 m)
Trail type
Shuttle
Distance
5.50 mi (8.85 km)
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The Shawangunk Ridge trail (SRT) passes through Wurtsboro Ridge State Forest for 5 miles. This section is where you begin to climb the ridge when traveling south to north. It does have a few good views, but a local airport in the valley below has a lot of single-engine plan traffic, so on a nice day there is a frequent buzzing of low-flying planes. The SRT is the main trail through this state forest; there are only two other trails that give access to the SRT. Expect rocky terrain both on ascending and descending sections.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Easy access.

Cons

Thru-hike. Not many views for a ridge hike.

Trailhead Elevation

1,027.00 ft (313.03 m)

Highest point

1,624.00 ft (495.00 m)

Net Elevation Gain

400.00 ft (121.92 m)

Features

Big vistas
Old-growth forest

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

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