Join us as we venture off the beaten path. Natures spectacular beauty will greet us even before we arrive at the trailhead. The drive down Peekamoose Rd. is stunning with waterfalls pouring from the valley walls into the creek that parallels the road. We will follow the Long Path south, and then east up to Bangle Hill. The first mile or so of the hike will yield the majority of our elevation. Our effort will be rewarded with wonderful views across the valley towards Van Wyck, Table, and Peekamoose. The trail will ease as we turn east, then we will leave the trail behind for a gradual climb to the first of our trailless summits, Samson Mtn. From here we can expect (weather permitting of course) views to our north and west. After enjoying our stay on Samson we will carry on to the northeast to Spencers Ledge. The views from Spencers Ledge will peek in and out of the trees and open up to the south and east. The overall mileage for the hike varies depending on our course off trail, it should be roughly 9 mi. The terrain is generally gradual with the exception of the first mile.
It can be a bit breezy at the top so bring a good wind blocking outer layer. Wear good hiking boots and dress in layers of wicking materials. Bring plenty of water and lunch. No dogs on this hike.
For information about this hike or to register please contact Will Soter:
DIRECTIONS: From thruway exit 19:
Take the exit from the traffic circle for SR 28 west.
Follow SR 28 for 16.2 mi.
Take left onto Rte. 28A in Boiceville
Turn right on Watson Hollow Rd. (CR 42)
Follow CR 42 for 10.7 mi
Parking will be along the road approx. ½ mile past the Peekamoose Mtn. trailhead, on either side of the DEC campsite.