Schedule for May 2019                                                        IHC home page

Sunday          May 5, 2019              Black Rock Forest            Moderately Strenuous

Come and enjoy the great Mt. Misery/Hill of Pines/Rattlesnake Hill/Black Rock Mountain loop hike with beautiful views, picturesque stream, cascades and waterfalls. Circuit Hike about 7.5 miles

Leader: Mike Roulier              [email protected]                               

Meet: 9:00 AM       Black Rock Forest Reservoir Parking, 80 Reservoir Rd, Cornwall, NY 12518

From Palisades Interstate Parkway Northbound: Continue north to its northern terminus at the Bear Mountain Bridge and continue north on US-9W for 8.8 miles. About half a mile after passing a parking area marked with a blue sign, turn right onto Mountain Road. Immediately, turn right again and proceed through a very narrow underpass beneath US-9W (large vehicles may not fit in this underpass). Continue ahead for 0.2 mile to the Parking Area on the right side of the road, just before a locked gate.  

GPS (41.4187, -74.0100)

From I-87 Exit 16 Harriman/Woodbury Commons: After tollbooths stay to right for first exit, Woodbury & Rt-32. Take Rt-32 north about 7 miles to Angola Rd (Rt-65) on the right (Just before Schunemunk turnoff on left.) Follow Angola Rd. 2.7 mi to the intersection with Rt-9W. Go south on Rt-9W 1.6 mi to turnoff marked Black Rock Forest. Continue ahead for 0.2 mile to the Parking Area.


Sunday          May 12, 2019             Tuxedo Circular                     Moderately Strenuous

We will head north on the R-D towards Parker Cabin Mtn. After that whatever trails we can find that will eventually lead us back to Tuxedo.                                                                Rain or Foul Weather cancels this hike.

Leader: Roy Williams              [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM       Tuxedo metered commuter lot, Village Dr, Tuxedo, NY, 10987

From Suffern @ I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15A: Take R-17 about 6.5 miles north to Tuxedo. Just past the Tuxedo train station, turn right on East Village Rd, cross the tracks and turn left into the large parking lot which is free on weekends. 

(GPS 41.1956, -74.1841)


Sunday          May 19, 2019         Appalachian Trail        Moderately Strenuous

#9 – Longhouse Dr. to Mt Peter

This 8-mile section follows the ridge of Bellvale Mt. with many beautiful views over Greenwood Lake. We skirt Surprise lake along the way crossing into NY State. This route has some steep ups & downs along the way over Prospect Rock to Mt Peter. Shuttle Required

Leader:     Paul Ferlazzo                973-979-2010                  [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM          Appalachian Trail Parking, 95 Continental Road (Rt-17A), Warwick, NY 10990

From I-287 Exit 55 (Rt-511): Go north on Ringwood Ave. (name changes to Greenwood Lake Tpk.) about 14 miles to Lakeside Rd. (Rt-511) at south end of Greenwood Lake. Take Lakeside north 6.5 mi thru Greenwood Lake Village to intersection of Rt-17A. Take Rt-17A up toward Warwick 1.9 mi to Mt. Peter. AT Parking is at the large lot on the left. GPS (41.2442, -74.2873)

From Suffern @ I-87 & I-287 Interchange Exit 15: Take Rt-17 north 8.5 mi to exit for Rt-17A. Follow Rt-17A west for 7 mi to Greenwood Lake Village. Continue on Rt-17A up toward Warwick 1.9 mi to Mt. Peter. AT Parking is at the large lot on the left.

Note! If late or lost see below!

We will be parking some cars at the AT Parking 95 Continental Road (Rt-17A), Warwick, NY 10990

and shuttle to the start from the north using Rt-17A and then Brady Rd.

After the shuttle we will start at the AT Parking, 107 Longhouse Dr, Hewitt, NJ 07421 GPS (41.1958, -74.3709)


Sunday          May 26, 2019       Stoke State Forest Blue Mountain Loop #3           Moderately Strenuous

Today we will hike the northern end of the new Blue Mountain Loop that was rained out last year. This is the completion of the Loop.  Approximate 8.0 Miles   Rain, or Foul Weather cancels this hike.   Shuttle Required to Steam Mill Parking Area for start of hike.

Leader: Roy Williams              [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM       Stokes State Forest Entrance (Ranger) Station, 1 Coursen Rd, Branchville, NJ 07826

From I-80 West Exit 34B: Take Rt-15 north about 17 mi. to Rt-206 (Rt-15 ends). Continue straight on Rt-206 north 6+ mi. towards

Culvers Gap and AT trail crossing sign. Proceed an additional mi. and the Park Entrance is on the right off Rt-206.

GPS (41.1857, -74.7957)

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