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Shawangunk Ridge Trail - New ONE DAY CHALLENGE - 41 miles

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  • Shawangunk Ridge Trail



    From High Point NJ to Sam's Point NY


    41 miles of rocky, dramatic ridge lines!



    Join HVH as we tackle this new 41 mile trail from High Point NJ to Sam's Point NY.

    As always with HVH we strive to bring you new and exciting challenges, this one will take us to the rocky ledges of the Shawangunk Ridge.

    Hudson Valley Hikers - We set the bar and watch others try to vault over it.

    Total Mileage:  41 Miles
    Total Elevation Gain: 4,500 feet (estimated)
    Estimated Hike Time: 13-17 hours

    Sunday July 7th, 2013!

    Who's Organizing?
    Chris Baker

    Meetup Times and Locations:
    4:00am - Greenville Rd, High Point State Park (Point A)

    Google map link to the trail head:

    Meet at point "A" at 4am to spot cars, then car pool to spot "B" to start the hike. 

    DescriptionThe Shawangunk Ridge Trail begins at High Point State Park in New Jersey and runs 41 miles northward along the dramatic Shawangunk Ridge to Sam's Point Preserve.


    The Shawangunk Ridge Trail heads north approximately 40 miles, to Sam's Point Preserve in New York from the Appalachian Trail at High Point State Park in New Jersey. It generally follows the spectacular Shawangunk Ridge north, occasionally using abandoned roads and rail beds.

    After crossing Route 211 and going over Gobblers Knob, the trail descends to the Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area. The Basha Kill is an extensive wetland offering many opportunities for bird watching and other wildlife viewing. North of the Basha Kill, the Shawangunk Ridge Trail passes through the Village of Wurtsboro and then ascends the Wurtsboro Ridge.

    Shortly thereafter it joins the Long Path, which climbs the Wurtsboro Ridge from the east. The next 10 miles along the ridgetop are among the most spectacular in New York State with the open views of the Catskills looming in the distance, and views all the way back to High Point. Once the trail crosses Route 52, it ascends to Sam's Point Preserve, where the SRT currently ends. The Long Path continues to Verkeerder Kill Falls and Minnewaska State Park Preserve on its way north.

    The Shawangunk Ridge Trail was initiated by the Trail Conference in 1989 and continues to be a work in progress. The Trail Conference and its partners work to protect a ridge-length trail corridor and connect the trail to other trails along the way.

    Free, Downloadable Maps!

    The Trail Conference is pleased to offer hikers free maps of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail via download to your computer. Three separate maps cover the current existing trail; each prints on an 8.5 x11-inch page. (The files are large so be patient on a slow line.) These maps complement the detailed description of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail found in The Long Path Guide.

    Map 1 - Southern - High Point to Graham Fire Tower
    Map 2 - Middle - Graham Fire Tower to Wurtsboro
    Map 3 - Northern - Wurtsboro to Minnewaska

    The Shawangunk Ridge Trail also serves as an alternative route on the Long Path for the hiker who wishes to avoid the lowlands of Orange County. Upon reaching the intersection with the Appalachian Trail in Harriman Park, the hiker follows the AT south to High Point State Park in New Jersey, then goes north 
    on the SRT/LP.



    NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back.

    See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.

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    If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear.

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  • Chris B.

    Hello again,
    The 2 people I have heard from have both backed out. If nobody contacts me to confirm they will be there tomorrow at 4am to spot a car I will have to cancel the hike.

    July 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Chris, sorry your plans fell through. Had I been around this weekend, I might have joined you. If you choose to reschedule, maybe we can make it happen soon. Enjoy your alternate hike instead - cheers!

      July 6, 2013

    • Adam C.

      Chris , come on the fishing trip : )

      July 7, 2013

  • Chris B.

    If anyone is planning on attending please text me ASAP so I know there will be someone at the car spot tomorrow at 4am. [masked]
    Thank you!

    July 6, 2013

  • Chris B.

    This hike is ON AS PLANNED! Please be at the car spot on Rt. 52 in Ellenville by 3:50 am.

    July 6, 2013

  • Chris B.

    Hello, I smashed my toe last night and broke off my nail. If I can't get my hiking boots on tomorrow I will have to postpone this hike. I will update the website by NOON tomorrow. I am really going to try. Please check the site after noon for the update. Thank you

    July 5, 2013

    • Chris B.

      This hike is on as planned

      July 6, 2013

  • alicia

    I fear the pace will be too quick for me. Don't want to hold anyone back. Enjoy!!

    July 4, 2013

  • alicia

    I am not sure what I am getting myself into, but that is sometimes the whole point. By the by, I will be driving from Fort Lee, NJ, a breath's distance from the GWB, if anyone wants a ride. If you chip in for gas and provide some good knock-knock jokes to keep me awake, all will be well. Oh, and the nearby Dunkin Donuts is open 24/7, if you want/need to make a quick stop first.

    July 3, 2013

  • Chris B.

    I will be on the riad 3am Sunday to arrvie the Car Spot location by 4am. Please text me Sunday morning to confirm you will be there. [masked]

    July 3, 2013

  • Chris B.

    July 2, 2013

  • Chris B.

    Hello, I will be changing ALL RSVP's to 'Waiting List' If you are still planning on attending all you need to do is RE-RSVP YES! Thank you!

    July 2, 2013

  • xun

    Anyone going from NYC area and has a spot in the car? Happy to contribute for tolls/gas of course.

    June 24, 2013

  • Dave

    Plan on not filtering water near the Wurtsboro area--there is a lead mine at the base of the Long Trail.

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this challange

    April 25, 2013

  • George G.

    If not kayaking all week, will plan on attending.

    April 25, 2013

  • Janine B.

    Cause I didn't learn my lesson from the 4-state challenge...

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Dorothy

    fantastic.. i'll have to repost this during peak foliage

    1 · April 25, 2013


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