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Gems in Shawangunk Mountains and New Paltz - 1

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gem Favorite Emerge from the Lemon Squeeze for this rewarding view of the surrounding Catskill Mountains.

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(11) New Paltz, NY

Recommended Routes in Shawangunk Mountains and New Paltz - 2

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Favorite Going up a rocky trail, past Sam's Point on the way to High Point.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Sam's Point and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail

8.7 mi 14.0 km 890' Up 271.13 m Up 903' Down 275.12 m Down

Ellenville, NY
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Favorite Snow covered frozen creek
Difficult Difficult

Ice Caves

3.5 mi 5.6 km 466' Up 141.9 m Up 466' Down 142.02 m Down

Ellenville, NY
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Shawangunk Mountains and New Paltz Hiking

  • 64 Miles 103 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 10 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 17 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Shawangunk Mountains and New Paltz

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Trails in Shawangunk Mountains and New Paltz - 27

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22.2 mi 35.8 km #1Wallkill Valley Rail Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Wallkill, NY
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Wallkill, NY
3.1 mi 5.0 km #2Sam's Point Road Loop
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
2.5 mi 4.0 km #3High Point Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
0.7 mi 1.2 km #4Arizona Loop (06)
Difficult Difficult
Napanoch, NY
Difficult Difficult
Napanoch, NY
0.6 mi 0.9 km #5Upper Ledge (5)
Intermediate Intermediate
Napanoch, NY
Intermediate Intermediate
Napanoch, NY
0.6 mi 1.0 km #6Bull Wheel Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Intermediate Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
0.5 mi 0.8 km #7Ice Caves Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
11.4 mi 18.3 km #8Long Path: Section 14 Sam's Point to Berme Road (Port Ben)
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #9Ice Caves Road
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
0.6 mi 0.9 km #10Gator (9)
Intermediate Intermediate
Napanoch, NY
Intermediate Intermediate
Napanoch, NY

Photos of Shawangunk Mountains and New Paltz - 67

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Tunnel to nowhere.  As seen from the Coxing Trail.
Apr 28, 2015 near Kerhonkson, NY
Emerge from the Lemon Squeeze for this rewarding view of the surrounding Catskill Mountains.
Apr 6, 2017 near New Paltz, NY
Well, you really can't go back, so finish by climbing up through the crevice to the open air above.
Apr 6, 2017 near New Paltz, NY
Trust your feet and make your way out of the slot!
Apr 26, 2017 near New Paltz, NY
You'll have to climb this ladder between a narrow slot in the rocks along the Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze.
Apr 26, 2017 near New Paltz, NY
Undercliff Carriage Road is gorgeous in the autumn.
May 5, 2017 near New Paltz, NY
One of the first sights after managing the crevice climb through the Lemon Squeeze in New Paltz, NY
Feb 28, 2018 near New Paltz, NY
Pretty amazing view points on this hike. Great for photo oops.
Aug 20, 2018 near Kerhonkson, NY
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