This hike starts from Berry Brook Rd, and begins by following the Mary Smith trail West to the junction with the Pelnor Hollow trail. From the junction there’s an optional side trip to a great view at the Split Rock Lookout. Next we’ll return East on Mary Smith past our starting point, and continue on the Mary Smith and Middle Mountain trails to Beech Hill Rd.
Event Duration: 8 miles, 6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate–Difficult
Leader(s): Marv Freedman
Bring: Comfortable hiking boots, hiking poles are recommended, lunch, snacks, at least 2 liters of water/sports drink, sun screen, bug repellent.
Registration required by July 15th. Register with leader. See contact info below.
Group size is limited to 12, so register early.
Dogs allowed: Yes, only with permission of event leader
Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 731-3318
Additional Information: For those working on the Catskills All Trails Challenge, this hike completes the Mary Smith Trail (Map 144), and the Middle Mountain Trail (Map 144).
Driving Directions: Google Maps link to Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/eSTJwbRmVcTQ6PZ59. The meeting point is a primitive parking area on the East side of Beech Hill Rd, just North of the Finger Lakes trail head. This is where the hike will finish. We’ll leave cars there and will drive to the trail junction on Mary Smith Rd (GPS: 42.03990, -74.80887 Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Z3SJkfDupgisb2Up9) to start the hike.
GPS coordinates: 42.05105, -74.77961