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BIKING TRAILS

Jockey Hill - Kingston, NY

"The majority of trails at Jockey Hill are single track, varying in difficulty from fairly flat cruises over rocks & roots, to super-technical trails running along sloped hills with logs, roots, water, mud and trees closer than a handlebar's width to negotiate. This is a place for intermediate to advance riders. While beginners might be able to handle a few trails here, the majority of the trails require some confidence and technical skill." --gunks.com

Kenneth Wilson State Park - Mount Tremper, NY

Site of Overlook Mountain Bike's Woodstock All-Terrain Challenge. They describe their race course as..."A lovely loop consisting of short power climbs, swift descents, and fast winding single track." After parking in main lot, continue on road past large field on left. Bear left at top of hill and drop down into trails on left side. If you don't mind getting wet, cross the stream and ride the Bump & Grind trails. More riding available in the Nature Trail on opposite side of main lot over small wooden bridge. Alernate parking is available approx 1 mile east of the park entrance on Wittenberg Road, look for small gravel pulloff on both sides of road. Trail can be accessed from south side of the road which can come out at wooden bridge next to main lot.

Mink Hollow - Hunter Greene County

The Mink Hollow Bicycle Corridor is located in the Town of Hunter Greene County, with a very small portion in the Town of Woodstock, Ulster County. The corridor is approximately 3 miles long and 100 feet wide, encompassing about 36 acres. It goes through the Indian Head Wilderness. This corridor is the middle section of a historic town road connecting the Elka Park region of Greene County with State Route 212 in the Lake Hill area west of Woodstock. The north and south ends of Mink Hollow road are active, maintained town roads. The corridor follows the Mink Hollow Foot Trail, from its intersection with the Devils Path south which is the abandoned portion of the old road through Forest Preserve lands. North of this intersection it follows the abandoned town road bed to the snowplow turn around on Mink Hollow Road. The management planning for this corridor will be included in the Indian Head Wilderness UMP.

Onteora Lake - Kingston, NY

Onteora Lake is located in the Town of Kingston and is part of the Bluestone Wild Forest. Terrain is very similar toJockey Hill. Per MTBR: “Rocky sharkfins of slate. Lots of crags and pine. Scenic lakes. Some powerclimbs but not much elevation change.”

 

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HIKING TRAILS

Overlook Mountain and Echo Lake

9.34 miles round trip from DEC parking lot to Fire Town on Overlook Mtn Peak to Echo Lake and back to the parking lot. This hike can be reduced to 4.82 miles by skipping Echo Lake and the Ledges. 5.00 miles if you include the ledges and skip Echo Lake.

Tremper Mountain & Tremper Fire Tower

Hiking Tremper Mountain is a nice hike up the old jeep trail to the Tremper Mountain Fire Tower. The parking lot has been moved 3/10 of a mile down the road. The DEC parking lot is right next to the Rt 40. The trail head starts next to the DEC sign. Walk over a couple wooden bridges. The hike immediately climbs up 100 vertical feet up the stairs made out of rocks. Then for the next 1/2 mile the trail goes over fairly level ground. 

Table & Peekamoose Mountain from Neversink

This hike starts off on a flat old carriage road that goes through a very nice forest of conifer trees. This flat hike goes for about a mile. At the trail junction, you can either go up the Curtis-Ormsbee Trail to Slide Mountain, or you can go right up to Table Mountain and Peekamoose Mountain. During this hike, we will take a right and go down the hill to the East Branch of the Neversink River. You will pass over two bridges that span over the Neversink Creek. The trail then starts to climb up the base of Table Mountain. In the beginning, youwill go up and down hills as you climb up the mountain. 

Further up the trail, there is a water spring and Uncle Frank's Lean-to. There is a very nice view point near the summit of Table Mountain. Once you get on the summit of Table Mountain, you will experience a very flat summit that goes quite a ways. It doesn't go as far as Plateau Mountain, but it is still nice. You will then hike down to the col in between Table Mountain and Peekamoose Mountain. The col is a very nice trail with a beautiful forest. Enjoy this walk. You will then climb up a short distance to the summit of Peekamoose Mountain. Once you get to the top, you will come to a rock. This is the summit peak. About 50' past the rock is a trail on the left which will lead to a nice view to the east. It should be noted that after a big rain storm the East Branch of the Neversink River can be unpassable.

Kaaterskill Mountain Range

All the trails around the Kaaterskill Mountain Range can be found here.

 

EQUIPMENT