Parking on the NY Appalachian Trail

Section 4 - NY 55 (Poughquag) to NY 52 (Stormville) Displayed from North to South

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NY 55 - Poughquag
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NY 55 about 1.4 miles southeast of its intersection with Pleasant Ridge Rd. and 1.5 miles southeast of its intersection with NY 216. Parking is located just north of the AT crossing. 2/7/2006
The trail crossing of NY Route 55 is 5.3 miles west of the intersection with Route 22 south of Pawling and 0.1 miles west of the intersection with Route 292. There is a sign for the AT at the crossing.There is no parking at the trail crossing, but a small parking lot is 0.2 miles further west. It is on the north side of the highway. It is a bit hard to see from a moving car. There is a business, currently a tackle shop, on the south side of the road. To reach the crossing most directly walk east along the shoulder of the highway from the parking lot. The southbound AT (to Section 4) goes right (south). The northbound AT (to Section 3) goes left (north). 12/21/06 4-5
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On the satellite view of the attached map, the parking area can be seen in the center of the picture just to the right of the B marker. Click on the B icon and rotate the street view to the north to see this parking area. The approximate location of the actual trail crossing is indicated by the A marker. 01/30/08 1
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Old NY Route 55
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The intersection of Route 55 and Route 292 is 5.2 miles west of the intersection of the former with Route 22 south of Pawling. It is also 0.1 miles east of the AT crossing of Route 55. Follow Route 292 south. It soon bears west, then makes a left turn and goes south. At this point continue straight ahead on Old Route 55. The trail crossing is a short distance further. Total distance from Route 55 is 0.4 miles. There is roadside parking for 2-3 cars on the north side of the road at the trail crossing. There might be other roadside parking possible in the vicinity. 12/21/06 2-3
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The map gives the approximate position of the trail crossing. . 2/23/08 1
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Depot Hill Road
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The marker on the attached map indicates the approximate location of the trail crossing. There is no parking available there. However parking is available about 0.1 miles away. See next listing. 2/23/08 1
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Depot Hill Hill Road goes east from NY 216 about 4.3 miles north of 'downtown' Stormville or about 1.5 miles south of the intersection of NY 216 with NY 55. Follow paved Depot Hill Road ior 2.0 miles. At that point there is a sign that the road further on is not maintained. The parking area is immediately to the left. There is a communication tower to the right. The green arrow on the attached map indicates the location of the parking area. To reach the AT, walk along Depot Hill Road past the 'End of Maintained Road' sign. The road is blue-blazed. There are still some remnants of paving at the beginning, but the road is deeply rutted. It then becomes a narrow dirt road . The At crosses the road about 0.1 miles from the parking area. 08/09/09 4-6 1
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Blue Triangle Trail
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Follow Route 216 2.2 miles north from 'downtown' Stormville or 3.7 miles south from the intersection of NY 216 and NY 55. Go east on Green Haven Road (County Road 8). Pass the grim Green Haven prison. In 1.3 miles Green Haven Road makes a sharp right turn. In another 0.5 miles go left on Indian Pass Road. Follow this 0.6 miles to a turn around near the end of the road. This turnaround probably used to be the end but it appears the road now continues a bit further. However this extension may be a private driveway. Parking is available in the turnaround. The trail begins on the left side. The green arrow on the attached map indicates the approximate location of the trailhead. I did not have GPS coordinates. There is no mention of the trail in the current NY/NJ AT Guide, even though it is maintained as an AT side trail. It is shown on the AT map, although as a yellow-blazed trail. The blazes are actually blue triangles. The mile marker of 3.8 is only approximate. This trail probably provides the most direct access to the view ledges of Mt. Egbert. The trail blazed with blue triangles leaves Indian Pass Road and climbs to the AT. There is a sign at the Indian Pass trail head indicating the is an 'Appalachian Trail Extension'. There was no sign at the AT end when I last hiked through there. I have not yet hiked this side trail, but it appears well blazed and well maintained. From the map it appears to be about 0.5 miles long. 08/10/09 4-5 1
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Grape Hollow Road
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This point is at the intersection of Stormville Mountain Road and Grape Hollow Road. I-84 is only a few feet away. To reach this point from I-84 take Exit 16 onto the northbound Taconic State Parkway. Go about 1.5 miles to the exit for NY Route 52. Go east on Route 52 for 4.3 miles then go left on Stormville Mountain Road. This intersection is just before Route 52 starts to climb a hill. Stormville Mt. Road climbs rather steeply for 1.5 miles to the intersection with Grape Hollow Road which goes straight ahead. Stormville Mt. Road goes right and crosses an overpass over I-84. Note: The AT Guide to NY/NJ refers to Stormville Mt. Road as Mountain Top Road but I saw no signs with that latter designation. There is no parking right at the intersection, but there are parking pull-offs for several cars about 0.1-0.2 miles to the east on Grape Hollow Road and 0.1-0.2 miles to the west on Stormville Mt. Road. There is also roadside parking for a couple of cars on the other side of the overpass. The northbound AT goes north into the woods. The southbound AT crosses I-84 on the overpass, then at the next intersection goes right on Old Stormville Mt. Road. It is at this intersection that Mountain Top Road officially begins, continuing straight ahead. 06/25/07 Roadside parking nearby. See directions.
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Old Stormville Mt. Road
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See directions to the intersection of Grape Hollow Road and Stormville Mt. Road (Mile 5.8). Go right on Stormville Mt. Road, crossing over I-84. Go right at the next intersection onto Old Stormville Mt. Road. Follow this to the turnaround at its its end. There are places for 1-2 cars to park, more if you park in the turnaround. Care should probably be taken to allow people to turn around. The green arrow on the attached map indicates the approximate location of the turnaround. Walk back down the road a short distance to reach the AT. Southbound goes right and starts to climb a hill. The northbound goes straight ahead down Old Stormville Mt. Road. 06/25/07 See Directions 1
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Spur Trail to NY 52 Parking
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See directions to the parking area on NY Route 52 (Mile 7.2) A blue-blazed trail follows a old road north from the parking lot about 250 feet to meet the AT. Northbound is straight ahead, southbound is right. 01/05/07 3-4
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NY 52 - Stormville
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NY 52 .4 mile north of the intersection of NY 52 with Leetown Rd. and 2.2 miles south of Stormville (on Old NY 52). Parking is available north of the AT crossing. 2/7/2006
From I-84 take Exit 16 onto the northbound Taconic State Parkway. Go about 1.5 miles to the exit for NY Route 52. Go east on Route 52 for 5.4 miles. There is a small parking lot on the left at the end of a short driveway. There are signs with the AT and hiker logos just before the parking area. This is about a half mile after NY 52 goes under I-84. There is also a yellow caution sign indicating a road coming in from the left. There is a smaller sign saying "Driveway" under it. To reach the official southern terminus of Section 4 and northern terminus of Section 5, go left along the highway shoulder from the parking area emtramce. In a short distance the southbound AT (from Sec. 4) comes out of the woods from the left, crosses the highway and starts to climb a hill (to Sec. 5). The markers on the attached map mark the trail crossing. The parking lot is obscured by the trees and is not visible in this view. 06/18/07 3-4 1
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