Schunemunk Mountain Ridge Loop

Schunnemunk Mountain, New York 12577

Schunemunk Mountain Ridge Loop

Schunemunk Mountain Ridge Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Some hikes balance a number of attributes, providing a razzle-dazzle of experiences. Then there’s Schunemunk Mountain. After a grueling gain of nearly 1,000 feet right at the outset, you’ll enjoy several miles atop a double ridge, with nothing but views to distract you. Views north to the Catskills, west to Kittatinny Ridge, east to the Hudson, and to the south— well, you get the idea: for views better than this, you’d have to sprout wings. The autumn leaf-peeping is heaven-sent, and for sensational highland scrambling from one puddingstone knob to another, this one is hard to top."

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"Begin under the Moodna Viaduct, the highest and longest railroad trestle east of the Mississippi, and then climb the tallest mountain in Orange County. Survey the landscape for miles from two parallel ridges, trace part of a Moodna Creek tributary, and check out a group of megaliths."

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Trail Information

Schunnemunk Mountain
Nearby City
2,223 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
6 hours
Schunnemunk Mountain
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