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School Mountain Road Trail

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School Mountain Road spans the length of the park from south to north.


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4.2

Miles

6.8

KM

Point to Point

1,229' 375 m

High

422' 129 m

Low

892' 272 m

Up

181' 55 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Features Fall Colors

Family Friendly Older kids can definitely handle this trail's grades and length.

Description

The School Mountain Road Trail is an old abandoned farm road that has become overgrown with time. Remnants of history can be seen along the way. The trail spans the length of the park from north to south. There is parking at either end but the north only has two parking spots. The south has much more along a dead-end road.

When hiking from the south, you have to hike down Campbell Road until you see a grass pathway on the left. Turn down here and pass through a gate. The trail is marked with white discs. You'll also see blue discs that mark the path for the Fahnestock Trail. These two trails share the same path for about a quarter mile.

The trail is straightforward as it passes an old farmhouse. The trail starts to ascend more after this point, lined on either side with an old stone wall. At times, the trail leaves the overgrown road, but not for long. After 3.5 miles, you'll reach a trail junction with the Wiccopee Trail and the northern trailhead in another 0.5 miles.

There are two side trails on the left (when hiking north), the Hubbard Loop Trail and the East Mountain Loop Trail. You can hike both or one for a nice loop hike.

Flora & Fauna

Visit this area in the autumn to see it erupt in fiery fall color.

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Shared By:

John Maurizi

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Sections of the trail is lined with a stone wall on either side.
Aug 29, 2017 near Fishkill, NY
Old farmhouse along School Mountain Road Trail
Aug 29, 2017 near Fishkill, NY
Start/End of the New Hubbard Loop Trail
Sep 1, 2017 near Cold Sp…, NY
Junction of Wiccopee Trail and School Mountain Road Trail.
Aug 14, 2017 near Brincke…, NY
Start/End of East Mountain Loop Trail
Sep 1, 2017 near Cold Sp…, NY
Cross a stream where the Fahnestock Trail joins the the School Road Trail
Aug 27, 2017 near Cold Sp…, NY

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