Long Path Trail

Woodbury, New York 11797

Long Path Trail

Long Path Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"One of the newest state parks in the New York park system, Schunemunk Mountain and its more than 2000 acres were saved from future development and opened to the public in 2004. Comprised of conglomerate rock and ridges reaching nearly 1700 feet, this park offers some of the most challenging hikes in the region. Stretching for 326 miles from the George Washington Bridge north to Albany, the Long Path was the vision of Vincent Schaefer, who proposed a trail for New York state similar to Vermont’s Long Trail. Present in many parks mentioned throughout this book, the Long Path travels across gentle valleys to high ridges with miles of natural beauty along the way. This hike is appropriate for only the fittest of dogs and humans, and should not be traveled during warm summer days as water is not readily present for canine swimming. Also note that while most of the mountain is closed to hunters year-round, western sections of the Long Path do travel through ground open to hunting at various times of year. The hike may be pursued as either an overnight hike utilizing camp areas on the mountain near the Hil-Mar Lodge, or as a shuttle hike."

Long Path Trail Trip Reports

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above review correct, difficult to find trailhead. Trail is beautiful, once located, but many intersecting trails with colors labeled as acqua, teal, (what's the difference?) can be very confusing. We came upon a red trail which was not depicted on our guide and eventually walked along RR tracks to get back to our car. Having said that, the hike offers extraordinary views and takes the hiker through varied terrain. The first 30 minutes are difficult but after that you are traversing ridges. Signs would be helpful which actually label the trails but so far I don't see that in NY, vs. Maine, W.VA., Ma., so maybe I just need a better map.
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Can't recommend. Very hard to find trail head (no place to park) and once we did we couldn't find more than the first 1/8 mile of the trail. Nothing seemed to be maintained. Very disappointing.
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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,130 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
6 hours or overnight
Year-round (little shade or water; warm in summer)
475 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,600 feet
Top Elevation
Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Local Contacts
USGS Popolopen Lake, Cornwall, or Maybrook
Local Maps

Trail Log