Parking on the NY Appalachian Trail

Section 11 - Arden Valley Road to NY 17 (Arden) Displayed from North to South

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0.0
Arden Valley Road (Trail Crossing)
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From Tiorati Circle go west on Arden Valley Road 0,3 miles to the trail crossing at the top of the ridge. No parking here, but ample parking available at Tiorati Circle. Fee charged in summer. See Mile 0.1

The trail crossing is 4.7 miles east of the intersection with NY 17 and Arden Valley Road (See Mile 5.5)
This is the the northern end of Section 11 and the southern end of Section 10. The northbound trail to Section 10 goes north while the southbound AT to Section 11 goes south. This point can be reached on foot by walking up Arden Valley Road from the parking area or by taking the blue-blazed access trail from the parking area and then following the AT north for about 0.1 miles to the road. (See Mile 0.1) The green arrow on the attached map indicates the approximate location of the trail crossing. 07/25/10 0 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
0.1
Arden Valley Road (Tiorati Circle Parking)
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Take Exit 18 from Palisades Parkway towards west US6. In a short distance there is large traffic circle (Long Mt. Circle). Go onto westbound Seven Lake Drive. The Silvermine area is 3.9 miles down this road on the left. At the circle go west on Arden Valley Road. The parking area is on the left in a short distance. Fee charged in summer. The attached map shows the area around Tiorati Circle. The green arrow indicates the approximate entrance to the parking area which is south of Arden Valley Road. The street view to the west shows the view down Arden Valley Road from the circle. A blue-blazed trail leads 0.3 miles from the west side of the parking lot to the AT, meeting it just south of Arden Valley Road. The intersection with the AT is near the water tower visible in the lower left of the satellite view on the map. Go right to the road and the south end of Section 10. Go left to continue southbound in Section 11. 09/14/08 Ample at Tiorati Circle parking area 1
at @ rohland.org
The parking area at Tiorati Circle can also be reached by following Arden Valley road east for 5 miles from the intersection with NY 17 (See Mile 5.5). The parking area will be on the right (south). 07/26/10
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
3.9
Island Pond Road
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From the intersection of NY 17 and Arden Valley Road (see Mile 5.5), follow the latter east. In approximately 1.4 miles, a gated gravel road comes in from the right. There is a 'Welcome to Island Pond' here. People with permits may drive in to the pond. There is a parking lot on the northwest corner of Island Pond. I saw a car parked at the intersection with Arden Valley Road, but I assume the prohibitions against parking along the road in Harriman State Park are in force here as well so that this car was parked illegally. This should probably be considered as a drop-off point only. The marker on the attached map shows the approximate location of the intersection with Arden Valley Road. The gravel road can be followed towards Island Pond. The AT crosses in 0.3 miles just northwest of the pond. The northbound trail goes left, the southbound trail goes right. 09/23/08 Drop-off point only 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
5.2
Elk Pen Parking Area
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See Mile 5.5. From the intersection of NY 17 and Arden Valley Road, follow the latter east 0.3 miles east. The parking area is on the right. From the trail crossing of NY 17, the AT follows Arden Valley Road east. In 0.3 miles after crossing over the Thruway, the entrance to the Elk Pen parking area is on the right. In perhaps another 100 yards the trail goes right into the woods. The marker on the attached map indicates the entrance to the Elk Pen parking area 07/24/10 30 or more 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
5.5
NY 17
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.7 miles south of Arden at the junction of NY 17 and Arden House Rd. No parking at the trailhead but ample parking is available at the Elk Pen parking area - .3 mile east of NY 17 along Arden Valley Rd. See Mile 5.2.. 6/18/2006
froto
This point may also be reached from the south by taking Exit 15B off the New York Thruway (I-87) and going north on NY 17 for about ten miles. This is about two miles north of the community of South fields. Before the intersection there is a sign stating that a turnoff to Harriman State Park is 3/4 of a mile ahead. There is hiker logo at the intersection itself. For many years there has been a pay phone at the intersection. As noted above there is no parking here, but extensive parking 0.3 miles away at the Elk Pen parking area. The marker on the attached map indicates the intersection which is the official north end of Section 12 and south end of Section 11. Rotate the street view to the east to see Arden Valley Road which the northbound trail follows. 08/10/08 30 or more at Elk Pen 1
dhschneider @ yahoo.com

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