Pepacton Range: Finger Lakes Trail, from Berry Brook Rd to Alder Lake | Monday, June 28, 2021 @ 8 AM

View south from Middle Mountain

This hike includes 3.3 miles of the Mary Smith trail, and all of the Middle Mountain and Touch-Me-Not Trails, all of them co-aligned with the Finger Lakes Trail.  Crossing the eastern and mid-sections of the Pepacton Range, the hike traverses four peaks, including Middle and Cabot Mountains, both just under 3000 feet. With views of Little Pond, Long Pond and Alder Lake, this is a scenic and interesting hike on little traveled trails.

Event Duration:  13 miles, 10 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult

Leader(s):  Marv Freedman

Bring: Water resistant hiking boots, hiking poles, at least 2 liters of water/sports drink, lunch, snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, headlamp, map and compass (recommended),

Registration required by 06/27/2021.  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

Additional Information:  Hike starts in Delaware County and finishes in Ulster County

Covid-19 Guidelines:  Wear a mask while congregated in the parking lot or at other sites.  Hike single file, following social distancing protocols.  Avoid carpooling except with members of your household. Use your own pen when signing in, or use hand sanitizer.  Note:  As vaccination rates rise, risks decrease. We will phase out these guidelines when rates improve significantly. In the meantime, please protect others and yourself by following these simple, CDC endorsed guidelines.

Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to:

Driving Directions:   We’ll meet at 8:00 am at the Alder Lake parking area.
Google Maps Link:  (
GPS: 42.049790, -74.682688,)
then drive to the DEC parking area on Berry Brook Rd.
Google Maps Link:  (GPS: 42.03866, -74.84741) to start the hike.

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