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Phoenicia East Branch Trail (Blue)

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11.1 mile 17.9 kilometer point to point
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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

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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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Even a foggy view is a great view through the trees.
Jun 18, 2017 near Shokan, NY
It's often calming to meander between the fog-laden ferns.
Jun 19, 2017 near Shokan, NY
Be careful as you navigate these sharp rock steps.
Jun 18, 2017 near Shokan, NY
Enjoy your waltz through the woods – just watch out for slippery rocks!
Jun 18, 2017 near Shokan, NY
Fog looms over the Phoenicia East Branch Trail.
Jun 18, 2017 near Shokan, NY
This den offers a great view whether in fog or not.
Jun 19, 2017 near Shokan, NY

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