Join us for a moderate loop hike through the lightly traveled Hubbard Perkins western region of Fahnestock State Park. Panoramic views of the Hudson Highlands. Rocky terrain, several long sustained hill climbs and stream crossings.
Distance: 7 miles
Difficulty: Moderate. There may be deep snow en route.
Duration: 4-5 hours
Trail Map: NY/NJ TC #103
Meetup spot: Plan to meet in front of the Butterfly House near the end of Campbell Road.
Google Map link for directions to parking area: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.443297,-73.914934&hl=en&sll=41.443338,-73.9149&sspn=0.006418,0.009645&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=17&t=h&z=17
The turnoff for the parking area is one-third mile north of the intersection of Rte 9 and Rte 301, on the western edge of Fahnestock State Park. Turn right off Rte 9 and onto Campbell Rd (there will be a sign for Hubbard); follow that road 0.1 miles as it bends to the left to the hike meeting area.
Weather: Rain cancels.
Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles if needed. Headlamp or flashlight. Trail map. Fully charged cell phone. Plan to dress in layers, and avoid cotton. Microspikes are strongly recommended.
Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on leash and under control at all times.
Guests: No guests for this hike. All hikers must be members of WHMG.
Important Note: Be certain to check this webpage and your email prior to the hike for any last-minute changes or cancellations.
Important general notes about my hikes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TKFHHQIDkgNVWs-4XmPVJM3qXp7X9B6jIrUZSWgyECU/edit