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Ward Pound Ridge - Lower Level Intermediate Hike

The plan is to do the traditional Leatherman's Loop and work in what we can between 9AM and 12PM. The majority of this hike is shaded.

We will move at a steady pace so this is not the event for you if you are new to hiking or if you have been off the trail for a long time. We will be on the move by 9AM so please factor that into your plans if you require additional prep time or if you are directionally challenged. If you arrive after 9AM there is a $10.00 charge for parking.

Suggested Donation - $1.00

Gear - I recommend two bottles of water, snacks, sunscreen , bugspray, hat - change of footwear and shirt
No crocs.

Rain cancels - If weather is iffy, I will update the post before 7AM on sat.

Phone - (917)[masked]

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Driving Directions

Saw Mill River Parkway. Take Exit 4 and continue on the Cross County Parkway, which becomes the Hutchinson Exit 6 684 (Cross River), which briefly joins the Saw Mill River Parkway, then exits to N.Y. Route 35. Turn right and follow Route 35 east for 3.7 miles to N.Y. Route 121. Turn right onto Route 121, cross a bridge over the Cross River, then immediately turn left and enter Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Continue for 0.7 mile to the tollbooth (a parking fee is charged on weekends, daily in the summer). Make the first right beyond the tollbooth onto Michigan Road, and continue for 0.7 mile to a parking area just before a turnaround circle at the end of the road (if this parking area is full, additional parking is available uphill to the left).

Note: Meetup Map is not exact- you need to take Michigan Road till the very end. You will run into the main parking lot.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Steve! It was a lovely morning. Great getting to know the members!

    July 12, 2014

  • Lyn K.

    Thanks for a great hike, and for arranging for perfect weather (you got pull !) ,,,, And Steve A is also inspirational ,,,

    July 12, 2014

  • Steve

    Super day on the trail with a lot of new faces. Special shout out to Lynn who is now the senior member of the group. You will be the first one I pencil in for bungee jumping or sky diving.

    July 12, 2014

  • Paul

    Just right, Thank you.

    July 12, 2014

  • Maribel

    Beautiful trail, great weather and the members are very nice!

    July 12, 2014

  • Jeff

    Fun day hiking. Thanks for organizing

    July 12, 2014

  • Lyn K.

    Looking forward to meeting the group. See Y'all at
    9 AM mañana.

    July 11, 2014

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