The new Ashokan Rail Trail has been met with resounding approval. It will be open for its entire length very soon and we will hike it end to end to celebrate its opening. Following the north side of the Ashokan Reservoir, the multi-use trail provides great views along its route. These NYCDEP lands were closed to the public except for fishing and hunting until the trail opened a few weeks ago, so we will enjoy the availability of this route following the long abandoned Ulster and Delaware Railroad for the first time in decades.
Event Duration: 11.5 miles, 7 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate, due to length
Leader: Wendell George
Bring: good hiking shoes, lunch, snacks, plenty to drink, ice traction device and snowshoes depending on conditions. Hiking poles recommended.
Registration required by December 10th. Register by contacting the leader. See below.
Group size is limited to 12, so register early.
Dogs allowed: Yes, well behaved only.
Questions about this event and registrations can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-586-6273. Provide contact information for the morning of the hike, including email and/or a phone number. Please be sure to notify the leader asap if you will need to cancel your registration.
Driving Directions: From SR 28 in Boiceville, we will meet at the Boiceville Trailhead located to the east of SR 28A just south of the bridge. From there we will carpool to West Hurley to begin the hike.
GPS coordinates: 42.003300, -74.270150