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New York City: Vly and Bearpen Mountains

You won’t find sections of this 8.2-mile hike on any trail map. That’s because, until recently, these two 3,500-foot mountains in the Catskill Mountains sat on private land.

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I-87 N to NY 32 N to NY 32A to NY 23A. Turn L onto CR 2 just N of Lexington. Turn R onto CR 3 (Mountain Rd.). Drive .5 mile and park near pond.

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