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Stockbridge Mountain

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Trail

4.7 mile 7.6 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 676' 206 m
Descent: -671' -205 m
High: 1,285' 392 m
Low: 727' 222 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Jennifer Maskell

This hike makes it up to Stockbridge Mountain and passes the Stockbridge Shelter.

Jennifer Maskell

Features Birding · Cave · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This is a beautiful hike passing the Lewis Cemetery and Mine, heading past Lake Nawahunta, and eventually climbing up to the summit of Stockbridge Mountain. Stay the night in the Stockbridge Shelter, complete with two fireplaces, but get there early as it fills up quickly.

Need to Know

There are a few stream crossings and you'll pass some wetlands, so in warmer weather some bug repellent is a must-have. When there's snow on the ground, microspikes or crampons are highly recommended as there are some really steep parts toward the summit and on the descent.

Description

Hike up from the Silver Mine Lake Parking Area on the Menomine Trail and make a right on the Nawahunta Fire Road. Pick up the NY/NJ Long Path: Section 6 up to the summit of Stockbridge Mountain. Heading down the mountain, pick up the Menomine Trail again, this time on your left (east). Take that back down to the fire road and back to Silver Mine Lake.

Flora & Fauna

When there's snow on the ground, you're bound to see deer and rabbit tracks.

History & Background

Near the beginning of the hike, you'll pass through Lewis Cemetery with tombstones from the mid 1800's. Along the hike, you can see the Lewis Mine—it's easy to miss in summer and fall, but you can't miss it in winter.

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May 24, 2020
Stefano Guidolin
Sep 7, 2019
Miguel Garcia
Elevation gain was closer to 1,033 ft. 4.9mi — 3h 06m
Aug 18, 2019
Allan Mal
Alice and wonderland vibes with snakes, frogs and marsh. Avoided reco. and went left at the split. Good times with the pbj crew. Snack crew active. 5mi — 3h 05m
May 25, 2019
Jenny Moy
May 25, 2019
Nicholas Garber
Mar 17, 2019
Nutza Ip
Jan 2, 2019
Nicholas Garber
New Year hike, set off late, was dark at return.
Nov 3, 2018
Jim Daley
hiked 1/2 the trail the day after a heavy rains. the one river crossing was a little wet. the upper part of the trail was pretty heavy with run of… 2.5mi

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Photos

Lake Nawahunta.
Mar 15, 2018 near Harriman, NY
Video from the Stockbridge Mountain Hike 2/18/18.  Can be a little slippery at times, microspikes suggested for the steeper hills.;)
Feb 22, 2018 near Harriman, NY
James taking a break on Long Path: Section 6
Sep 30, 2018 near Harriman, NY
Fire pit not far from the Stockbridge shelter
Sep 30, 2018 near Harriman, NY