This hike starts with a steep climb up Bangle Hill from Peekamoose Rd, gaining over 1100 feet in 1.1 miles. After the initial climb, the remainder of the hike is relatively level, dropping about 600 feet over 6.4 miles to Vernooy Falls, then dropping another 500 feet in the last 1.7 miles. If the weather cooperates we’ll stop for a swim at Vernooy Falls.
Event Duration: 9.65 miles, 9 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, towel/change of clothes if you intend to swim.
Registration required by July 22nd. 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 9.65 mile segment listed as Long Path – Peekamoose-Upper Cherrytown on Map 143. See 6/26 for a shorter version that finishes at Trails End Rd.
Driving Directions: Google Maps link to Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/q9smLrMYizFJFAXYA
The meeting point is on Upper Cherrytown Rd. This is where the hike will finish. We’ll leave cars there and will drive to a parking area on Peekamoose Rd (GPS: 41.91635, -74.43547 Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5jm8KA3eYTg7xTcp6) to start the hike.
GPS coordinates: 41.86421, -74.34626