Total Distance: 7 miles, not a loop in/out same way
Elevation Gain: Total elevation gain of 1400+’ (3 inclines of 400’, 640’ and 320’ respectively).
Time: About 3 1/2 hours.
Terrain: This section of the AT is quite varied in terrain (Wetlands, forest, fields, nice view).
Snack: At 1/2 way point, at the overlook.
Pace:The hike will generally be at a moderate pace, for our cardio needs/desires – we will do the first 2 accents at a brisk pace, but everybody will do their own pace - we regroup at the top.
We will start out by taking a slow warm up walk on the raised wooden path through the wetlands and across a stream. As we enter the hardwoods, we will engage a brisk pace for a long gradual incline to an overgrown pasture. With the pasture to our right we will walk downhill to the widest tree on the entire AT. We then cross the road and again pick up our pace as we ascend a steep hill. Out of breath, we will break at the summit, Cat's Rock and have a snack break. The return hike will follow the same path at a moderate pace.
For those who wish to eat out afterwards, we may stop at the Carriage House on route 22 in Patterson, NY.
CONTACT: Send Ted any questions you have regarding this hike. If you are lost or running late the day of the hike, give Ted a call to let hime know (203)[masked].
DIRECTIONS: Head north on 684 and after it crosses over 84. 684 it morphs into route 22. Stay on 22 for 14.4 miles and the trailhead is on left.
At Pawling NY, you will notice Trinity Pawling School on your right and athletic fields on your left. This gives you a heads up, the trailhead is about 1 more mile up the road.
The parking lot at the trailhead is small. Aditional Parking is 800 feet north on route 22. Pass the nursery on your left. You will come to a pulloff on both sides of the road with ample parking. Use the pulloff on the left.
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983 Route 22, Pawling, NY
Liability Waiver: This is a fun and interesting group of people that enjoy hiking and socializing, it is not organized by a professional hiker. Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury, medical emergency, even death.
You agree to participate in this event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well being, including those of your guests