New York City: Neversink Loop
This 12-mile loop in Slide Mountain Wilderness connects popular trails with a rough route to secluded campsites and trail-less peaks near the headwaters of the Neversink River.
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- Distance: 18.2
- Miles from city center: 134
Location: 42.0035247802734, -74.4184417724609
Path merges with old road; swing R; straight at next intersection
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Straight again, heading SW on an overgrown roadbed
Location: 42.0087203979492, -74.4273300170898
Yellow blazes lead across a thickly braided creek
Location: 41.9819221496582, -74.3795700073242
Great spots to basecamp in this area. Three 3500-foot peaks (Rocky Mtn., Balsam Cap, Friday Mtn.) lay to the E, offering great off-trail routes
Location: 42.0026168823242, -74.3691329956055
Bushwhack ends; turn L onto trail and scramble up Slide Mtn.
Location: 41.9991607666016, -74.3864440917969
Summit marker: Best views are W just beyond summit
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Trail signs: Turn L to Deer Shanty and Neversink Creeks
Location: 41.9765853881836, -74.4275665283203
Log bridge spans roaring creek; spur trails lead to several campsites; hike the Neversink upstream along an undefined trial
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Zigzag over creek several times; heading NE
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Streambed becomes faint; bear N and climb to col between Cornell and Slide Mtns.
Location: 42.0012054443359, -74.3967132568359
Keep straight, heading downhill on Burroughs Trail; in 1.4 miles, turn R @ T and return to trailhead