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Breakneck Ridge Trailhead


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Breakneck Ridge Trailhead


Breakneck Ridge hikes

If your hike begins at "Breakneck Ridge Trailhead," we will be meeting at the south side of the main parking area, where it meets the cut path by the guard rail.  This parking area is located between the village of Cold Spring and the city of Beacon, on the west side of Rte 9D, 0.2 miles north of the tunnel. 

**Please note: Some Breakneck Ridge hikes begin from Cold Spring.  Double check your trip description for details!

 

breakneck ridge trailhead parking area map

 
 
 
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Minnewaska Awosting Parking Areas


Minnewaska Awosting Parking Areas


Some Minnewaska hikes

If your hike begins at "Minnewaska Awosting Parking Area," we will be meeting at either the Upper Awosting OR Lower Awosting parking areas at Minnewaska State Park.  These parking areas share an entrance, located on the south side of Rte 44/55, between the Minnewaska State Park Peter's Kill parking area (further east, north side) and Minnewaska State Park's Jenny Lane parking area (further west, north side, easy to pass by). 

There is a $10 fee per vehicle, but this is included with your hike.

Lower Awosting Lot - Turn right immediately from the entrance gate.  Follow this crushed gravel drive west to the large parking area.  Some busy weekends, there may be an additional entrance gate open at this late.  If uncertain, tell the gate attendant where you want to go, and they will direct you accordingly. 

Upper Awosting Lot - Proceed straight up the hill after passing the entrance gate.

**Please note: Even if your hike begins here, you may be carpooling from the New Paltz Park & Ride.  Double check your trip description for details!

 

 

minnewaska Awosting parking areas Map

 
 
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Minnewaska Peter's Kill Parking Area


Minnewaska Peter's Kill Parking Area


Some Minnewaska hikes

If your hike begins at "Minnewaska Peter's Kill Parking Area," we will be meeting at a main parking area at Minnewaska State Park.  This parking area is located on the north side of Rte 44/55, between the Mohonk Preserve Trapps parking area (further east, north side) and Minnewaska State Park Awosting lot (further west, south side). 

There is a $10 fee per vehicle, but this is included with your hike.

**Please note: Even if your hike begins here, you may be carpooling from the New Paltz Park & Ride.  Double check your trip description for details!

 

 

 

minnewaska peters kill parking area Map

 
 
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Park & Rides


Park & Rides


Many Catskill hikes, Some Shawangunk Ridge hikes

If you're hike begins at a Park & Ride, we will be meeting at one of the delightfully convenient NYS Thruway (I-87) Park & Ride locations.  Please see the respective map below for your Park & Ride's location.

 

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Pocket Road


Pocket Road


Some Mt. Beacon, Reservoir, Firetower, and Fishkill Ridge hikes

If you're hike begins at "Pocket Road," we will be meeting at the end of a dead-end road, called Pocket Road (shown on Pocket Rd Maps).  There is a gate at the end and a big firetower in a nearby field.

  However! 

There are only 3-4 parking spaces on this road, so be prepared to park along a nearby side street (as shown in Finding Parking near Pocket Rd Maps below).  Please allow an extra 5-10 minutes to park on weekends and sunny afternoons.

 

Pocket Rd Maps

 
 
 

Finding Parking near Pocket Rd Maps