This is a less than 9-mile out-and-back hike to Table (3,837 ft.) and Peekamoose (3,843 ft.). We’ll take the Phoenicia-East Branch Trail (yellow) fairly flat for about 1.2 miles until we reach the Peekamoose Table Trail (blue), turning right as we head down to the East Branch of the Neversink River and Deer Shanty Brook. In 0.3 miles, we’ll cross a log bridge as the trail heads toward Table Mountain. There are several smaller hills to cross before climbing the main ascent. There are a couple of viewpoints and the last 0.2 miles are a little steep as we arrive at the summit of Table. The next 0.8 miles takes us to Peekamoose, in which the drop into the Col between the two mountains is minimal. We’ll break for lunch at the very nice viewpoint near the summit of Peekamoose. Plan to be at the trailhead by 8:30 AM.
Event Duration: 9 miles, 7 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Leader(s): Siu S Yuen
Bring: good hiking shoes, lunch, snacks, bug spray, plenty to drink, map and compass (recommended),
Registration required by 8/24/2022 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, 8/28/2022
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Driving Directions: From Rt 44/55 coming out off of MInnewaska State Park into Ellenville, Turn left onto US-209 S / NY-55 / Route 209 for 4.4 miles, Turn right onto NY-55 / State Route 55 for 5.3 miles, Turn right onto NY-55A / State Route 55A for 7.6 miles, Turn right onto Sundown Rd for 0.2 miles, Turn left onto Sugar Loaf Rd for 4 miles, Keep straight to get on Red Hill Road for 0.7 miles, Turn left to stay on Red Hill Road for 0.3 miles, Turn right to stay on Red Hill Road for 0.7 miles (please note that there isn’t a sign here but it’s DIRT road that you’re turning into), Turn left onto New Road Hill for 0.8 miles, Turn right onto Denning Road for 3.5 miles until you reach the end to the Denning Trailhead.
GPS coordinates: N41.9654 W74.4527