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Ward Pound Ridge Southwest Loop to Leatherman's Cave

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Ward Pound Ridge Loop to Leatherman's Cave

Join me and I will tell you the story of the Leatherman as we hike to one of the caves he slept in .


This loop hike traverses the hills of this Westchester County park, climbing to a panoramic lookout over the Cross River Reservoir and the interesting Leatherman’s Cave, and passing a number of other features of interest.

Details Time:4.5 hours Difficulty:Moderate Length:6.5 miles

Bring snack / lunch / plenty of water : )

There is a $10.00 parking fee - try to carpool -

Trailhead GPS Coordinates 41.248483,-73.595781
Driving Directions

From the George Washington Bridge, proceed north on the Henry Hudson Parkway, which becomes the Saw Mill River Parkway. Take Exit 4 and continue on the Cross County Parkway, which becomes the Hutchinson River Parkway. Just beyond Exit 26 (the exit for I-287) bear left and continue on I-684 towards Brewster. Take Exit 6 (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 ( $10 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).

**Rain will cancel this event.**


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