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South Taconic Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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19.5 mile 31.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,957' 1,206 m
Descent: -3,647' -1,112 m
High: 2,292' 699 m
Low: 769' 234 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)

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Trail shared by Lou Poulas

A high ridge trail that follows the crest of the southern Taconic Range.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views

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A moderately difficult trail that parallels the AT in the Southern Taconics topping out on Brace Mountain Summit and Alander Mountain four miles to the north. It passes through Taconic State Park, Mount Washington State Forest, and ends with a steep descent and climb in Bash Bish Falls State Park towards its northern terminus at Catamount Ski Area.

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Apr 22, 2018
Ben Rosenberg
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Winter backpacking at Alander Mountain.
Apr 22, 2015 near Sheffield, MA
The approach to Brace Mountain Summit, the highest elevation in Duchess County, NY.
Oct 20, 2017 near Boston…, NY
There's no better time on the South Taconic Trail than deep in the heart of Autumn.
Oct 20, 2017 near Boston…, NY
The summit of Brace Mountain offers a colorful view of the Hudson Valley with the Catskill Mountains far in the background
Oct 20, 2017 near Boston…, NY
Harlem Valley Overlook
Jul 8, 2019 near Boston…, NY
Fall Foliage near Bash Bish Falls
Nov 5, 2017 near Boston…, NY

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