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Hike in the Peterskill area of Minnewaska State Park

  • Jun 16, 2013 · 10:30 AM
  • See "Directions"­ in the text below

This hike will use pieces of the Peterskill Loop trail, the High Peterskill trail, and the Bull Wheel trail.  We'll hike beside the picturesque Peterskill Creek, surrounded by hemlocks and rhododendron.  Then we'll climb up the High Peterskill trail and see pine trees and pitch pine.

Round trip distance:  about 3 to 4 miles

Elevation change:  about 500 feet

Level of hike:  Between beginner and intermediate

We'll hike at a relaxed pace - no one will be left behind

What to bring:  water, snacks/lunch, $8 per car park entrance fee

We'll meet at the Peterskill parking area, marked by a nice big sign.

Suggested donation:  $2 to help offset the annual subscription fee that meetup charges organizers.

Directions to Peterskill parking area:

Do not attempt to use the "map" link near the top of this listing - it will take you to New York City.

Cancellation info: If I need to cancel I'll send email the night before.

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  • mary o.

    Great outing, glad the weather cooperated! The mountain laurel was everywhere!

    June 16, 2013

  • Heidi F.

    sorry Gang>>rain check..

    June 15, 2013

  • Ken M

    Kids are planning something for Fathers Day will have to make it another time

    June 15, 2013

  • Jim H

    Hi Jeff,

    I've been to Minnewaska a few times, but I've always gone from New Paltz to the top of the hill on 44/55 and taken a left into the park at the Minnewaska state park sign. How far is the Peterskill lot from the that entrance?

    June 15, 2013

    • Jeff S

      The Peterskill lot is before the lot you're talking about. That is, it's closer to New Paltz.

      June 15, 2013

    • Jim H

      I see it now- Thanks. The coordinates are +41° 44' 16.89", -74° 13' 8.44" if anyone needs to google it.

      June 15, 2013

  • Anne

    Sorry, something has come up last minutes and I will need to cancel. Will look forward to hiking next time with the group. Thanks.

    June 15, 2013

  • June A.

    Sorry, I am going to have to cancel this time 'round.

    June 14, 2013

  • Anne M.

    I didn't realize it was father's day. can't make this one. enjoy.

    June 13, 2013

  • Heidi F.

    Thx so much for the extra attention>>appreciate the parking etc direction>>
    Fingers crossed~~..lh

    June 10, 2013

  • jmp

    look forward to this upcoming hike, the last one at Gert. Noise was great...Thanks everyone; JoAnne

    June 9, 2013

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