Parking on the NY Appalachian Trail

Section 12 - NY 17 (Arden) to NY 17A (Mt. Peter) Displayed from North to South

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Parking Safety
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NY 17
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.7 miles south of Arden at the junction of NY 17 and Arden Valley 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 of Section 11. 2/7/2006
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 Southfields. 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 0 here but 30 or more at Elk Pen 1
dhschneider @ yahoo.com
1.8
Orange Turnpike
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no parking 2/7/2006 0
See Mile 4.6 for direction to the intersection of Orange Turnpike and Bremertown Road. Continue straight ahead on Orange Turnpike for 1.3 miles to the trail crossing. The 'AT Guide to NY-NJ' says there is no parking at the trail crossing and that is correct, but there is a parking pull-off on the west side of the road just across from a signpost with hiker and AT logo signs. This is about 200 feet south of the trail. There were no signs prohibiting parking, but I suspect that overnight parking would be frowned upon by the authorities. GPS N 41.26939, W 74.18087 The southbound trail reaches Orange Turnpike, turns left, follows the road for about 150 feet, then goes right (west) towards Little Dam Pond. Rotate the street view on the attached map to the southeast to see the latter turn. The parking ull-off can be seen on the right side of the road if the street view is rotated to the southeast. 07/23/10 3-4 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
3.2
East Mombasha Road
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Limited parking but overnight parking is not permitted. 2/7/2006
See Mile 4.6 for direction to the intersection of Orange Turnpike and Bremertown Road. Go left on the latter. In 0.8 miles East Mombasha Road goes right. The trail crossing is 0.5 miles further. There is a parking pull-off on the right side that could accommodate 2-3 cars. There is another on the left side of the road a short distance to the south that could hold 3-4 cars. GPS N41.26674, W74.19346 The northbound trail goes right (east) towards Little Dam Pond. The southbound trail goes left (west) towards Mombasha High Point. 09/22/08 See directions 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
4.6
West Mombasha Road
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Limited parking but overnight parking is not permitted. On the western side of the road there is a wide shoulder that can accommodate at least 4 cars. 07/03/07 4 - 5
froto
From the New York Thruway, I-87, take Exit 15B to NY 17 northbound. Continue about 8 miles to the village of Southfields. Here go left on Orange Turnpike. (This intersection is about 1.2 miles north of the junction of NY17 and NY 17A. Continue on Orange Turnpike for 0.7 miles, then go left on Bremertown Road. At 1.7 miles keep right a t a Y intersection, staying on Bremertown Road. The road passes small Klowers pond which is in the right, then crosses the Monroe-Tuxedo town line. The trail crossing, which is not well-marked, is a short distance further. The road name apparently changes to West Mombasha Road at the town line. The crossing is 2.5 miles after leaving Orange Turnpike. There is a parking pull-off on the west side of the road. The last time I was there, three cars took almost all the available space. GPS N41.2701 W 74.21484 The southbound trail goes west to Mombasha High Point. The trail in this direction can be seen on the west street view on the attached map. This view also shows the parking pull-off. The northbound trail goes east towards to Buchanan Mountain. The street view to the east shows the trail in that direction. 07/22/10 3 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
6.9
Allis Trail
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The trailhead is located on NY 17A, 2 miles east of the junction with NY 210 just north of Greenwood Lake or 6 miles west of the intersection of NY 17A and NY 17 (See Mile 8.4).. There is a hiker logo about a quarter miles before the trailhead coming either way. Look for a sign for the Allis trail on the north side of the road and one for the Sterling Ridge Trail on the south side. Follow the latter up a narrow gravel driveway about 200 feet to a dirt parking area. Walk back down the driveway to the road and the Allis trailhead on the other side Given its length (2.5 miles) the blue-blazed Allis Trail is really more of an alternate than an access. At the junction with the AT it is shorter either way via the AT to a road. I have not hiked the trail, but have checked out the trail head. 10/03/08 10-12
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
Coordinates at the intersection with the At are 41.2776, -74.2616. The marker on the attached map shows the trail head on NY 17A. The parking area is the open area jus to the south. Rotate the street view to the west to see the entrance road going off to the left. Though not discernible in the picture, thet railhead is on the opposite side of the road. 07/22/10 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
8.4
Lakes Road
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Limited parking but overnight parking is not permitted. 2/7/2006
From the New York Thruway, I-87, take Exit 15B to NY 17 northbound. Continue to NY 17A. Go left here and follow NY 17A about 13 miles west to the northern outskirts of Greenwood Lake. Here NY 210 goes left. Go right still following NY 17A In a short distance NY 17A bears left. Continue straight ahead on Lakes Road. The trail crossing is 3.8 miles further along this road. It is just south of a large power line right-of-way. There are parking pull-offs on either side of the road. Each could accomodate 3-4 cars. Just to the south of the one on the west side there is a 'Welcome to Warwick' sign. Overnight parking is not allowed. GPS Readings N 41.27391, W 74.253900. The green arrow and rotating man indicate the trail crossing. Rotate the street view to see the possible parking. The southbound trail goes west and starts to ascend Bellvale Mt. It can be seen on the northwest view. The northbound trail goes east, crosses the right-of- way and continues towards Fitzgerald Falls. The northbound section as far as the Allis Trail is part of the Highlands Trail, but the only blazes for that (teal diamonds) are at the trailhead. The northbound trail is less easily seen, but can be seen in the southeast view. 09/22/08 See Directions 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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NY 17A
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2 miles north of Greenwood Lake and 1.6 miles east of Bellvale NY 17A at Mt. Peter crosses the AT Parking is available on the paved strip of the old highway (Continental Rd) around which the improved NY 17A is built. The street view to the southeast on the attached map shows the parking. the southbound rail (to Section 13) is on the other side of Continental Road. 2/7/2006 1
From the New York Thruway, I-87, take Exit 15B to NY 17 northbound. Continue to NY 17A. Go left here and follow NY 17A about 13 miles west to the northern outskirts of Greenwood Lake and the intersection with NY 210. At this intersection Continue straight ahead on NY 17A for 2 miles. Continental Road (an old portion of the highway) is on the left at the top of the ridge. The street view to the west on the map attached here shows the northbound trail to Section 12 heading north from NY 17A. 07/21/10 10-12 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu

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