Hike the Mongaup Loop | Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:00 AM

Mongaup PondStarting at the suspension bridge over the scenic Beaver Kill, we’ll hike to Mongaup Pond via the Mongaup – Hardenburgh trail. We’ll return via the Mongaup – Willowemoc and Long Pond Beaver Kill Ridge trails. Along the way, we’ll summit two Catskill Hundred Highest mountains: Willowemoc (3224 ft) and Sand Pond (3062 ft).

For those working on the Catskills All Trails Challenge, this hike completes the Mongaup – Hardenburgh, and Mongaup – Willowemoc trails, and the portion of the Long Pond Beaver Kill Ridge trail North of Flugertown Rd.

Event Duration: 18 miles, 12 hours

Level of Difficulty: Difficult due to length

Leader(s): Marv Freedman

Bring: Water resistant hiking boots, hiking poles, water, snacks, extra clothing layer, headlamp with extra batteries. Depending on trail conditions, snowshoes and/or traction aids may be required.

Registration required by 4/15/19. 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: marvfreedman@gmail.com or (609) 731-3318

Additional Information: This hike is listed as a trail hike, but short bushwhacks are required to reach the Willowemoc and Sand Pond summits. Elevations listed for these Catskills Hundred Highest peaks are based on the latest USGS map, and have been revised slightly in the latest NYNJTC map. Hike starts in Ulster County, but Mongaup Pond is in Sullivan County.

Driving Directions: From NY-17 Northbound, take exit 96 toward Livingston Manor. Turn right on Debruce Rd. Turn right on Old Route 17 (Rock Ave), and continue for 1.3 miles. Turn Right onto Beaverkill Rd, and follow it for 18.4 miles to small DEC parking area on right.

GPS coordinates: meeting at 42.01239,-74.62265

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