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Trapps Undercliff Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (5)

A well maintained carriage road traversing under 300 foot cliffs with views of the Hudson Valley.


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2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

Point to Point

1,043' 318 m

High

896' 273 m

Low

159' 48 m

Up

207' 63 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Start at the Trapps parking area after the bridge on 44/55. From the parking area, hike back towards the bridge, go up a set of steps and continue to the left. Do not cross the bridge for this hike. There is a three-way intersection where the Trapps Undercliff Trail and the Trapps Overcliff Trail meet up. There is a large flat-topped boulder sitting in the middle of this intersection. The Undercliff section goes right.

The Trapps Undercliff Trail provides views of the Hudson Valley, observation of technical rock climbers, and there are generally more people using this trail. It is a nice easy walk and can be linked up with the Trapps Overcliff Trail to create a loop.

Flora & Fauna

You will find newts, deer, occasional but rare black bears, porcupines, raccoons, eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, peregrine falcons, bald eagles, vultures, hawks, and lots more.

Contacts

Land Manager: Mohonk Preserve

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Gunks Jesse

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  4.6 from 5 votes

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Undercliff Carriage Road is gorgeous in the autumn.
May 5, 2017 near New Paltz, NY
You can walk Undercliff Carriage Road, or just above it on its namesake cliff.
May 5, 2017 near New Paltz, NY
Undercliff connector trail from Undercliffe Road
Apr 16, 2018 near New Paltz, NY

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