Join NYSDEC licensed guide Will Soter for a tour of the CMC’s newest trail. The Bramley Mountain Trail is located on a NYC DEP parcel in the Towns of Delhi and Bovina. This is the part of the Catskills where the mountains are smaller, rounder and gentler under foot. There is also a greater sense of the scale of the landscape as the views from the summits and the valleys include more wide open sky compared to the deep narrow valleys of the eastern Catskill High Peaks. The complete loop visits the 2817′ summit with its site of a former fire tower, a beautiful abandoned bluestone quarry, and the impressive cliffs and caves that lie between. The hike to the quarry is on a woods road with little elevation gain, making an easy hike of about 0.9 miles. After the quarry, the trail continues as a footpath designed to gradually ascend about 1.2 miles through mixed hardwoods while passing stone walls and many impressive rock outcroppings and cliffs, some with caves. The Summit Trail, a 1.8 mile long direct hike to the top with its views to the west and to the southern high peaks, Mount Pisgah and the mountains traversed by the Finger Lakes Trail, has some steep pitches alternating with long gentle climbs. We will be hiking the Quarry Trail to the top and descending on the Summit Trail to get the best views of all the sights this trail has to offer.
Event Duration: 4 miles, 3.5 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Leaders: Will Soter
Bring: good hiking shoes, lunch, snacks, bug spray, plenty to drink, map and compass (recommended)
Registration required by June 8th. Register by contacting the leader. See below.
Group size is limited to 12, so register early.
Dogs allowed: Yes, only with permission of event leader
Questions about this event can be directed to: email@example.com
Driving Directions: The trailhead is located on Glen Burnie Rd. in Delhi, 0.7 miles south of CR 18 and 3.3 miles north of SR 28.
GPS coordinates: 42.2993, -74.8360