Appalachian Trail: NY 52 to NY 22

This 13.3-miler is loaded with interesting points: the massive Dover Oak, a trailside railroad station, and the Great Swamp--one of the largest wetlands in New York.
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This 13.3-miler is loaded with interesting points: the massive Dover Oak, a trailside railroad station, and the Great Swamp--one of the largest wetlands in New York.

Shelters: Morgan Stewart Shelter; sleeps 6. Telephone Pioneers Shelter; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 21.4

Waypoints

WPT016

Location: 41.6030349731445, -73.6115036010742

NY 20 and parking. Pass Dover Oak, said to be the "largest oak tree on AT." This 300-year-old tree towers above hikers that pose and rest beside it (on the N side of W. Dover Rd.). Note: 3.1 mi. E to Pawling, NY 12564

WPT010

Location: 41.5560493469238, -73.7015686035156

Blue-blazed trail

WPT013

Location: 41.6070518493652, -73.6184692382812

View to S

WPT009

Location: 41.5431327819824, -73.7157669067383

AT turns W @ Stormville Mtn. Rd.; 1-84 overpass

WPT004

Location: 41.5880661010742, -73.6630859375

Metro-North RR tracks

WPT015

Location: 41.6046333312988, -73.6191329956055

Stream

ZZZ006

Location: 41.5405502319336, -73.7335357666016

NY 52

WPT008

Location: 41.5945663452148, -73.6499176025391

Nuclear Lake Loop (yellow blaze)

WPT014

Location: 41.6038665771484, -73.6187973022461

Telephone Pioneers Shelter

WPT011

Location: 41.6028175354004, -73.6439514160156

Nuclear Lake Loop Trail

WPT012

Location: 41.6074333190918, -73.6430358886719

Old AT route rejoins relocated stretch

ZZZ017

Location: 41.5928344726562, -73.5881195068359

AT RR Station on the Metro-North line @ NY 22; parking. AT turns W up road briefly. Hikers can take a train from NYC straight to the trail at this out-of-place Appalachian Trail train platform

WPT006

Location: 41.5910682678223, -73.6582870483398

Follow relocated AT to Nuclear Lake

WPT005

Location: 41.588134765625, -73.6626129150391

Old Rt. 55

WPT001

Location: 41.5645179748535, -73.6917037963867

Morgan Stewart Memorial Shelter

WPT007

Location: 41.5950508117676, -73.6524810791016

Stream (outlet of Nuclear Lake)

WPT003

Location: 41.5768852233887, -73.6703491210938

Liahona Trail to Scout Campsite; pass colorful signage to Scout campsite

WPT009

Location: 41.596866607666, -73.647102355957

Nuclear Lake. Walk 50 feet off trail to edge of Nuclear Lake. Formerly the site of a nuclear research facility, and once thought to be contaminated.

WPT002

Location: 41.571231842041, -73.6807632446289

Depot Hill Rd.

DSCF6064

Location: 41.6030311584473, -73.6114959716797

DSCF6068

Location: 41.604907989502, -73.5995254516602

DSCF6071

Location: 41.5937690734863, -73.592155456543

DSCF6073

Location: 41.592830657959, -73.5881195068359

DSCF6077

Location: 41.592830657959, -73.5881195068359

DSCF6048

Location: 41.5768814086914, -73.6703491210938

DSCF6049

Location: 41.5880661010742, -73.6630783081055

DSCF6050

Location: 41.5947036743164, -73.652214050293

DSCF6053

Location: 41.596866607666, -73.6470947265625

DSCF6055

Location: 41.6070518493652, -73.6184692382812

DSCF6063

Location: 41.6038665771484, -73.6187973022461