West Sterling Lake Road

Sterling Forest State Park, New York

Elevation Gain300ft
Trailhead Elevation760ft
Elevation Min/Max750/833ft
Elevation Start/End760/760ft

West Sterling Lake Road

West Sterling Lake Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Town of Warwick, New York. It is within Sterling Forest State Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 760 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 300 feet. This trail connects with the following: Sterling Lake Loop and Hiking Trails.

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Tammy McCarley
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"Situated on more than 20,000 acres in Southern Orange County, Sterling Forest State Park contains the remains of at least 20 old mines and several furnaces. In danger of becoming a massive housing development in the late 1980s, a major campaign was launched to save Sterling Forest as a natural area. In 1998, the Palisades Interstate Park Commission purchased the land for $54 million and rescued these woods for the benefit of generations to come. The Sterling Ridge to Sterling Lake Loop climbs past an active fire tower to travel along Sterling Ridge, with numerous scenic views east and west, and descends to the shores of Sterling Lake."
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City (Menasha Ridge Press)
Christopher & Catherine Brooks
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"“Alone far in the wilds and mountains I hunt,” wrote Walt Whitman, in an example intrepid hikers might like to emulate here. Not to bag some of the rich range of wildlife that runs through these woods. No, the quarry to set your sights on consists of a thriving secondgrowth forest, boggy lowlands, fabulous vistas, and ridgetop rambles. Further explorations into the unsullied domain, which includes dramatic ruins of 18th- and 19th-century ironworks, are possible via a number of unblazed paths."

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Trail Information

Sterling Forest State Park
Nearby City
Sterling Forest State Park
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Palisades Interstate Park Commission
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USGS Warwick
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