Sugarloaf, Saturday, 9/10/2022, 8:30am
This is a 6+ loop mile up to Sugarloaf (3,810 ft.). We’ll take the Roaring Kill Trail (yellow) for 0.25 miles until we reach the junction where we’ll bear right on the Mink Hollow Trail (blue). We’ll turn left onto the Devil’s Path (red). The about 1-mile ascent up Sugarloaf is challenging and has a vertical gain of 1200 feet, consisting of some rock scrambles in both the ascent and descent. We’ll break/lunch at the viewpoint. We’ll continue on the Devil’s Path on the descent, steep and challenging in spots for 1.2 miles until we reach Pecoy Notch trail (blue). Along the way on the Pecoy Notch Trail, we’ll encounter a meadow/beaver pond and Dibble’s Quarry. Shortly afterwards, we’ll arrive at the Roaring Kill Trail for our return to the cars.
Event Duration: 6.2 miles, 5 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Bring: good hiking shoes, lunch, snacks, bug spray, plenty to drink, map and compass (recommended),
Registration required by 9/8/2022 date. Register by contacting the leader. See below.
Group size is limited to 12, so register early.
Dogs allowed: No
Additional Information: Rain Date: Sunday, 9/11/2022
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: email and/or phone of event leader
Driving Directions: Turn left onto RT 32 / RT 212 from Thruway in Saugerties (Exit 20) for 0.2 miles, straight on RT 212 for 2.1 miles, bear right onto Blue Mountain Road /CR 35 for 1.4 miles, left to stay on W. Saugerties Rd / CR 35/ CR 33 for 3.0 miles (name changes to Platte Clove Road / CR 16 for the next 3.3 miles), left onto Dale Lane for 0.5 miles and then bear right onto Roaring Kill Road for 0.7 miles to DEC Parking area (Roaring Kill Trailhead).
GPS coordinates: N42.1512 W74.1315