This counter-clockwise loop will begin at 8:30 AM the end of Spruceton Road. Participants will visit Diamond Notch Falls, Geiger Point, Hunter Mountain Fire Tower, Colonels Chair, and the John Robb Lean-To. This 10.5-mile trail hike is rated as difficult and will take six-to-eight hours. Hikers need to bring lunch/ snacks, water/ beverage, proper clothing — layers, extra jacket, good hiking shoes, and a headlamp or flashlight.
Registration is required by 10/27. To register, contact Al Purdy at Albertpurdy1@aol.com or (845) 489-2332. This hike is limited to 12 people, so register early! No dogs are permitted on this hike. Severe weather will cancel the hike.
From NYS Thruway Exit 19 (Kingston) merge onto NY 28 west for 27.6 miles. Then take State Route 42 north for 7.3 miles then turn right on County Hwy 6 (Spruceton Road) in West Kill and take this road 6.8 miles to the trailhead on the right, almost to the end of the road.
From State Route 23A at Lexington, take State Route 42 south for 4.1 miles then turn left on County Hwy 6 (Spruceton Road) in West Kill and take this road 6.8 miles to the trailhead on the right, almost to the end of the road.
GPS coordinates: 42.18240, -74.26955