Parking on the NY Appalachian Trail

Section 5 - NY 52 to Taconic State Parkway Displayed from North to South

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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 located just 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 comes out of the woods from the left (from Sec. 4), crosses the highway and starts to climb a hill (to Sec. 5). Alternatively, one could follow the spur trail (See Sec. 4, Mile 7.1) north from the parrking lot, turn right on the AT and follow this to the highway crossing. The markers on the attached map indicate the entrance to the parking area. Rotate the street view to the northeast to see the entrance road. 06/22/11 3-4 1
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Hosner Mountain Road
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From I-84 take Exit 16 north onto the Taconic State Parkway. Go about 1.5 miles to the first exit (for NY 52). Turn left onto NY 52 at the end of the ramp. Go 0.4 miles to what I beleive is this first road to the left(Hosner Mt. Road). Follow this. There has been a recent relocation. At a stop sign, Hosner Mt. Road goes left, crosses over the parkway, then goes right on the other side. Eventually it goes under I-84. The AT crossing is 2.3 miles from NY 52. When I first hiked this section of trail, there were good parking pull-offs near the trail crossing. On a recent visit (June 2007) it was obvious the area has been more developed and while roadside parking is still possible, it is quite limited. 03/12/07 Limited roadside parking
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The green arrow on the attached map indicates the approximate trail crossing. Northbound is to the east, southbound to the west. 08/13/09 1
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Taconic State Parkway
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From I-84 take Exit 16 south onto the Taconic State Parkway . Continue to the first exit (Miller Hill Road). The northbound AT joins Miller Hill Road just west of the parkway, crosses under the parkway via an underpass, then goes left on Rockledge Road for a short distance before going right into the woods. This interchange marks the official south end of NY Section 5 and north end of NT Section 6. There was no obvious parking places anywhere near the trail here. See mile 0.3 of Section 6 for possible parking. 03/12/07 None at this point
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See attached map. The southbound AT from Section 5 comes in from the northeast and joins Rockledge road. It then crosses under the Taconic State Parkway on Miller Hill road, then goes left (south) into the woods as Section 6. This area is at the bottom of the map. 03/17/08 1
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Click on the A icon on the attached map and rotate the street view to the north to see Rockledge Road (the road on the right in the view). The northbound trail goes up this road a short distance then goes right into the woods. Click on the B icon and rotate to the southwest to see the southbound route leaving Miller Hill Road on the west side of the Taconic State Parkway. 06/22/11 1
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