Trail Maintenance on the Dry Brook Ridge Trail and German Hollow Trail | Sunday, June 23. 2019 @ 10:00 AM

View from Dry Brook Ridge towards the Pepacton Reservoir.

Please join us on our Spring Trail Maintenance Hike on Dry Brook Ridge in Margaretville New York. We will carpool to the Huckleberry Brook spur and climb approximately 1500 feet in a moderate climb and do light work clearing the trail and making sure things are tidy on Dry Brook Ridge.We’ll hike Pakatakan Mountain and follow the ridge, passing by a 700 years old bog, to arrive to a beautiful lookout of the Pepacton Reservoir. We will relax and have mid-day lunch at the overlook, with beautiful western views of the Western Catskills.
In the afternoon, we will return on the German Hollow Trail, maintaining along the way.

Event Duration:  6 miles, 6 hours

Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult

Leader(s):   Laura Battelani and David Lucas

Bring:   Pack lots of water and your lunch and snacks. Wear comfortable layers. Bring a hat and bug spray and rain gear if weather is changeable.  Wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes.

If you also want to help with the cleaning of the trail, bring hand tools, clippers, loppers and/or foldable saws if you have them, and gloves and eye protection.

Registration required by June 15.  Register by contacting the leader. See below.

Group size is limited to 12, so register early.

Dogs allowed:  No

Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to:  Laura Battelani at or (845) 586-3101.

Driving Directions: On Route 28, 40 miles west of Kingston, Village of Margaretville. Half mile after the blinking light at Bridge St., turn right at the intersection with Fair St. Meeting is at the car wash on the right.  We will shuttle to the trailheads from here.

GPS coordinates:   42°08’40.6″N 74°39’09.7″W  /  42.144613, -74.652681

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