Appalachian Trail: NY 17A to NY 17

This 11-miler traverses four mountains and passes the faded remains of settlements and iron mines. Along the way, you'll skirt the base of Fitzgerald Falls.
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This 11-miler traverses four mountains and passes the faded remains of settlements and iron mines. Along the way, you'll skirt the base of Fitzgerald Falls.

Shelters: Wildcat Shelter; sleeps 8.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 17.8

Waypoints

WPT020

Location: 41.2702484, -74.2120667

Small stream from Kloibers Pond

WPT027

Location: 41.269001, -74.2446671

Small stream parallels trail; rock fences; abondoned settlement

WPT032

Location: 41.2726326, -74.2527161

Campsite (only in designated areas)

WPT011

Location: 41.2653656, -74.1969681

Views

WPT026

Location: 41.2692833, -74.2340164

Blue-blazed Highlands Trail (register box)

WPT044

Location: 41.2588997, -74.2737503

Eastern Pinnacles, a rocky outcropping with views; blue-blazes lead around rocks

ZZZ048

Location: 41.2440948, -74.2865219

Turn R @ Continental Rd. and then cross NY 17A. Ice cream .1 mi. to the W; water available. Blue blazes lead 50 ft. N of 17A to hawkwatch and viewpoint

WPT010

Location: 41.2661819, -74.1938477

East Mombasha Road

WPT019

Location: 41.2693176, -74.2078476

Tiny stream near 15-foot-tall rock shelf

WPT002

Location: 41.2720184, -74.1649857

Blue-blazed Sapphire Trail

WPT034

Location: 41.2736816, -74.2542496

Lakes Road

WPT006

Location: 41.2700653, -74.1812668

Leave Orange Turnpike as AT turns E

WPT035

Location: 41.2776337, -74.2615967

Highlands Trail turns W, AT east

WPT041

Location: 41.2638321, -74.27005

Views from Cat Rocks. Blue blaze around during inclement weather

WPT009

Location: 41.2637482, -74.1922531

Cross bridge over inlet stream to Little Dam Lake

WPT022

Location: 41.2700996, -74.2146988

West Mombasha Rd.

WPT031

Location: 41.2709999, -74.2514648

AT turns W across stream

WPT036

Location: 41.2673492, -74.2674179

Trail to shelter

ZZZ001

Location: 41.2671509, -74.1590195

NY 17 and Arden Rd. intersection

WPT028

Location: 41.2691154, -74.2497025

Gravel road; stream

WPT005

Location: 41.271534, -74.1801682

Valley views to the W

WPT038

Location: 41.2682838, -74.2678833

Wildcat Shelter

WPT046

Location: 41.2530823, -74.2804184

Gas pipe

DSCF0375

Location: 41.2701836, -74.2141037

DSCF0384

Location: 41.2709351, -74.2512131

DSCF0408

Location: 41.2719841, -74.2521667

DSCF0417

Location: 41.2724152, -74.2529144

DSCF0424

Location: 41.2634506, -74.2702026

DSCF0369

Location: 41.2637329, -74.1922302

DSCF0371

Location: 41.2651329, -74.1979523

DSCF5804

Location: 41.2671509, -74.1590195