50 Hikes in the Upper Hudson Valley

50 Hikes in the Upper Hudson Valley

by Derek Dellinger

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Overview

Explore the hiker's paradise of the Northeast

Few regions of America offer a landscape as beautiful, varied, and easily accessible as the Hudson Valley. From the stunning fjords of the Hudson Highlands, one can see both the Manhattan skyline and the distant looming Catskills. The challenging rock scramble up Breakneck Ridge is one of the most popular hikes in all the Northeast, but nearby, a quiet ridge-walk to Bald Mountain offers solitude and equally stunning views.

In the Shawangunk Ridge, called on the Earth's "Last Great Places" by the Nature Conservancy, world-class hiking and climbing routes follow shining white conglomerate cliffs around the ridge's endless views.

In this beautiful, full-color first edition, you'll discover expert tips from an experienced author, clear and concise directions, and fascinating context about the surroundings to enrich your hiking experience. History buffs will find endless fascination in the myriad ruins and cultural landmarks that dot the Hudson Valley's woods.

From walks to rock scrambles, caves, gazebos, and majestic waterfalls, the Hudson Valley offers endless exploration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682680964
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Series: Explorer's 50 Hikes Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 306,385
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Derek Dellinger is the author/co-author of several Countryman hiking titles, including 50 Hikes in the Catskills and 50 Hikes in the Upper Hudson Valley. He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Table of Contents

Hikes at a Glance 10

Introduction 15

How to Prepare for Your Hike 19

Subregions of the Upper Hudson Valley 25

I Hudson Highlands East 29

1 Constitution Marsh And Indian Brook Falls 30

2 Bull Hill (MT. Taurus) 34

3 Little Stony Point 41

4 Breakneck Ridge-Arrival By Car 45

5 Breakneck Ridge-Arrival By Train 51

6 Sugarloaf Mountain 58

7 MT. Beacon And Fire Tower 62

8 Lambs Hill And Bald Mountain 68

II Hudson Highlands West 75

9 Rattlesnake Hill Loop 76

10 Black Rock Mountain 81

11 Black Rock Forest Northern Loop 84

12 Storm King Mountain From Mountain Road 90

13 Pitching Point And North Point 95

III Shawangunk Ridge 101

14 Bear Hill Preserve 102

15 Sam's Point To Verkeerderkill Falls 106

16 Lake Awosting 110

17 Lake Minnewaska 116

18 Millbrook Mountain And Gertrude's Nose 121

19 Castle Point And Hamilton Point 127

20 The Trapps Carriageway Loop 133

21 High Peters Kill Trail And Awosting Falls 138

22 Giant's Workshop And Copes Lookout 143

23 Bonticou Crag Rock Scramble 149

24 Table Rocks 153

IV Putnam And Dutchess Counties 159

25 Ninham Mountain Fire Tower 160

26 Wonder Lake 163

27 MT. Egbert From Depot Hill 166

28 Nuclear Lake 169

29 Cat Rocks 173

30 Red Wing Recreation Area 176

31 Dover Stone Church 179

32 Mills Norrie State Park 183

33 Ferncliff Forest 188

34 Stissing Mountain 191

35 Poets' Walk 195

V Hortheastern Hudson Valley 199

36 Bash Bish Falls 200

37 Alander Mountain 203

38 Olana 208

39 High Falls 214

40 Greenport Conservation Area 217

41 Harrier Hill Park 222

42 Beebe Hill Fire Tower 226

43 Schor Conservation Area 229

VI Northwestern Hudson Valley 233

44 Illinois Mountain 234

45 Joppenbergh Mountain 238

46 Shaupeneak Ridge 242

47 Esopus Meadows Preserve 246

48 Falling Waters Preserve 249

49 Vroman's Nose 253

50 Indian Ladder Trail 257

Index 263

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