Parking on the NY Appalachian Trail

Section 8 - Canopus Hill Road to US 9 Displayed from North to South

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Canopus Hill Road
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No parking. 2/7/2006 0
See directions to Dennytown Road trail crossing (Mile 3.7 of Section 7). Continue south on Dennytown Road. At the intersection with Highland Road, the name changes to Canopus Hollow Road. At 2.8 mile from the Dennytown Road crossing (4.0 miles from NY 301), Canopus Hill Road goes right. The trail crossing is 0.3 miles along this road. The trail is difficult to see from the road. The marker on the attached map indicates the trail crossing. Coming from Canopus Hollow Road, the northbound trail (to Section 7) goes right, the southbound trail (to Section 8) goes left. 08/13/09 1
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Old Albany Post Road
  Poor            Great

Follow NY 9 south about 4.5 miles from the junction with NY 301. Go left on paved Travis Corners Road. Alternatively follow NY 9 north 2.7 miles to this intersection, then go right. Follow Travis Corners Road about a mile to a T intersection with gravel Old Albany Post Road. Go right for 0.7 miles to the junction with Chapman Road which goes to the left. The AT crosses Old Albany Post Road here. There is roadside parking for a few cars at the intersection. The southbound AT comes in at the northeast corner of the intersection. Rotate the street view on the attached map to the northeast to see this point and the available parking.

The trail follows Old Albany Post Road for a few feet then goes west onto the woods. 08/07/010
2-3 at roadside 1
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Old West Point Road
  Poor            Great

Follow directions to the entrance road to Graymoor (Mile 4.5). Beyond that point, Old West Point Road becomes a narrow gravel road. The AT crosses the road about 0.1 miles past the entrance road at the bottom of a short hill. There might be places for a few cars to pull off the road here, but parking is at best limited. See the next entry for nearby parking. The markers on the attached map indicate the approximate trail crossing. I do not have exact coordinates. Coming from Route 9, the soutbound trail is on the left, the northbound is on the right at the crossing. 09/19/07 0 here but see Mile 4.5 1
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Graymoor Entrance Road
  Poor            Great

Old West Point Road goes east from NY 9 about half a mile north of the intersection of NY 9 with NY 403. Follow Old West Point Road about 0.5 miles to the entrance to Graymoor Monastery on the left. There were several cars parked on the grass on the left side of the road just inside the entrance, so apparently AT parking is allowed here. I would be hesitant to park overnight. The AT crosses the Entrance Road just south of a red barn-like building. The markers on the attached map indicate the trail crossing. Either northbound or southbound, the trail crosses grassy areas and reenters woods. To the south the road has blue blazes leading to the monastery. Camping and water and available there. 09/19/07 Several on grass 1
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US 9
  Poor            Great

The AT crosses US 9 at the intersection with NY 403. This is .5 mile north of the Graymoor Friary and 4 miles north of US 9/US 6/202 intersection just north of Peekskill. Parking is available on a short road between US 9 and NY 403 about .1 mile north of the AT crossing. 2/7/2006
The roadside along this road, which is now called, not surprisingly, Cross Road seems more overgrown than when I first hiked in this area several years ago. There is probably enough room for a few cars to park. Better parking is at a small dirt pull-out on NY 403 a short distance north of the intersection with NY 9. This has room for 3-5 cars. 09/18/07 Limited roadside parking 1
dlcul @
The A marker on the attached map indicates the actual AT crossing of US 9. Northbound to Section 8 is to the east, southbound to Section 9 is to the west. Click on the A icon and rotate the street view to the west to see the southbound trail. An AT information kiosk can be seen. The B marker indicates the roadside parking on NY 403. Click on the B icon and rotate to the north to see this parking. 08/13/09 1
dlcul @
at 403 and route 9 only 2 spots on the side of the road. I asked and parked at the pediatricians office. They are OK if you ask and also park out of the way and off to the side 05/24/10
mceh @
According to Walt Daniels of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, the dirt pull-off along NY 403 (Marker B on the above map) is now posted No Parking. 06/27/13 0
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