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11.1 mile 17.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,806' 855 m
Descent: -2,329' -710 m
High: 2,794' 852 m
Low: 925' 282 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)

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Trail shared by Mirek Wierzbicki

Experience a beautiful journey in the woods with amazing views and three mountains: Romer, Pleasant, and Cross.

Mirek Wierzbicki

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Phoenicia East Branch Trail (Blue) starts at a parking area on Lane Street, just outside of the village of Phoenicia. From the trailhead, the trail switchbacks its way up a steep ridgeline to crest Romer Mountain, passes below the summit of Mount Pleasant, and finally reaches the summit of Cross Mountain. At the southern end of Cross Mountain, open rock ledges offer a fantastic view of the surrounding area, including numerous Catskill peaks. In the fall, this view can be absolutely sublime as the trees all around erupt in a blaze of fiery fall color.

After enjoying the views, take the trail as it begins to descend in earnest to end at the Burroughs Range Trail (Wittenburg Cornell Slide Trail).

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Oct 8, 2017
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