Hike in the Peterskill area of Minnewaska State Park

  • April 5, 2014 · 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 and a great view.

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:

http://www.meetup.com/Ulster-County-NY-Outdoors/messages/boards/thread/16689292

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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  • Katherine F.

    I had a blast on this hike. I look forward to going on another hike with all of you. I'm out of town for the next but I'm sure I'll be able to go to another one soon. Thanks for the good times =)

    April 7, 2014

  • Marion J.

    It was great getting out into the fresh air and enjoying a hike with a great group of people.

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • marlene

    Jeff, thank you for the hike and pace and despite the chilliness you are one cool group.

    What great time I had and look forward to seeing you all again.

    April 5, 2014

  • Sue K.

    Nice hike. It was an enjoyable afternoon even if it was windy and slightly chilly. It was nice to see old friends and meet new ones.

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • jmp

    Nice hike on a brisk mid morning! thanks Jeffery!

    April 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why are the directions leading me to 280 Broadway in New York City?
    Can anyone give me directions from Exit 18 on I87?
    Thanks

    April 4, 2014

    • Sue K.

      Click on the directions link above where it says do not use the top link, it will take you to NYC :)

      April 4, 2014

  • lida

    hi! how do I get there by public transportation?

    anyone coming from nyc? we need a ride

    April 2, 2014

    • Jeff S

      Lida, there is no public transportation to the trail head. You need to be on the attenders list before you can join the hike - you can't just show up.

      April 3, 2014

  • Barry H.

    I plan to join you on April 5th, but my wife will not, so my original reservation should be reduced from 2 to 1

    March 29, 2014

  • Anne

    Sorry won't be able to go this time.

    March 27, 2014

  • Judy S.

    Hey all. Sorry to miss this. work thing came up. Next time for sure.

    March 21, 2014

  • Amy

    Will come when the weather gets warmer! Have fun!

    March 21, 2014

  • Deborah S.

    Thanks Jeff I have to cancel, see you next time

    March 17, 2014

  • Deborah S.

    So, Jeff I can put address for Zlake Minnewaska park, and just go past the entrance in left with booth we usually meet you at and continue up hill on Rt4/55 to sign for Peterskill sign will be on right? I live in Wappingers right next to Beacon/Newburgh bridge so I'll cross bridge and go usual way to Lake Minnewaska

    March 17, 2014

    • Jeff S

      Deborah, coming from the junction of Rte 299 and Rte 44/55, the Peterskill area parking lot is BEFORE you get to the main park entrance.

      March 17, 2014

  • Crystal S.

    I thought it was for this weekend, not the following! Argghhhh! Lol

    March 11, 2014

  • marlene

    Gosh, I would love to go but I do not have any Microspikes and Stabilicers. Perhaps, when the weather is better. Have fun!

    March 10, 2014

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