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Recommended Routes in Minnewaska State Park Preserve - 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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Minnewaska State Park Preserve Hiking

  • 19 Miles 31 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 8 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Minnewaska State Park Preserve - 7

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3.1 mi 5.0 km #1Sam's Point Road Loop
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2High Point Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
0.6 mi 1.0 km #3Bull Wheel Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Intermediate Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
0.5 mi 0.8 km #4Ice Caves Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
11.4 mi 18.3 km #5Long 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 #6Ice Caves Road
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
Intermediate Intermediate
Ellenville, NY
0.9 mi 1.4 km #7Peters Kill Red Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY
Intermediate Intermediate
Kerhonkson, NY

Photos of Minnewaska State Park Preserve - 37

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View from a diving board near the top of the trail
Apr 2, 2015 near Kerhonkson, NY
Autumn views.
Nov 7, 2016 near Kerhonkson, NY
Be sure to stray from the carriage trail and investigate the cliffs overlooking Lake Minnewaska. The peaceful lake with the Catskill Mountains as a backdrop is the perfect way to start this hike.
Aug 26, 2017 near Kerhonkson, NY
Pretty amazing view points on this hike. Great for photo oops.
Aug 20, 2018 near Kerhonkson, NY
Snow covered frozen creek
Dec 10, 2018 near Ellenville, NY
High Point
Sep 2, 2019 near Ellenville, NY
Going up a rocky trail, past Sam's Point on the way to High Point.
Sep 2, 2019 near Ellenville, NY
On the way to Gertrude's nose.
Oct 10, 2020 near Kerhonkson, NY

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