Bike the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, Northern Section

  • May 21, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Now open - the bridge high above Rosendale and additional trail north of there.  Let's explore!!

We'll go to New Paltz and ride the northern section of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, which has some views of Shawangunk cliffs, crosses the Wallkill River, and crosses a bridge high above Rosendale.

The trail is not paved, the surface being packed cinders. Either a hybrid or mountain bike will be fine.  Round trip distance is about 16 miles.  If this distance seems too much for you, you can turn around at any point to shorten the ride.

What to bring:  water, lunch/snacks, sunscreen

Suggested donation: $2 to help offset the cost of the subscription that meetup charges to organizers.

Ignore the map above and its GPS coordinates - they are not correct.

Directions to trail head: http://www.meetup.com/MHV-Mid-Week-Outdoors-for-Age-55/messages/boards/thread/25332992
If this parking lot is closed or full of construction equipment, we'll go to this alternative lot on Broadhead Ave:
http://www.meetup.com/MHV-Mid-Week-Outdoors-for-Age-55/messages/boards/thread/33973612

Cancellation info: If the weather is doubtful, I'll email the "Yes" folks the evening before the hike.

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  • Joan

    Jeff did a good job as usual. Great weather, great friends and great fun.

    May 22

  • Mike

    Good ride, good views with good people

    May 21

  • Renata M.

    Upbeat group of people.

    May 21

  • Renata M.

    I've done this ride before and it's a beautiful ride. However, I may not make the whole ride since I'm recovering from a torn meniscus. So, I reserve the right to turn around without affecting the group. Looking forward to seeing you all.

    May 18

  • Joy

    Hi, Jeff-My bike is a hybrid, but the tires are definitely not wide mountain bike style. Would they be appropriate on this packed cinder trail?

    May 15

    • Jeff S

      Hi Joy - A hybrid bike will be fine

      May 15

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