New York City: Shenandoah Mountain
On this 13.2-mile out-and-back, you'll get a StairMaster-type workout as you explore the ridges, ravines and overlooks of Fahnestock State Park.
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- Distance: 10.7
View of Canopus Lake
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View over the lake and sandy beach. ©Jeff Chow
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The trail leads through dense foliage to Canopus Lake. ©Jeff Chow
Ralph’s Peak Hiker Cabin
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From NY 301, follow the white-blazed Appalachian Trail N along the rocky W shoulder of Canopus Lake
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Check out S-facing viewpoint over the indigo hues of Canopus Lake and its signature white-sand beach
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Shenandoah Mtn. (1,282 ft.): Also called Looking Mtn., this peak offers unfettered views E of nearby lowlands and ponds. Descend N
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Cross Long Hill Rd.
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Begin short climb to second high point along the camel humps of Shenandoah Mtn.
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Pass crest and cross under power lines
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Stay R @ Y for rugged, 600-ft. descent into a folded ravine where hemlocks cling to the steep, moist slopes. Campsite: L turn goes .1 mi. to Shenandoah Tent Area
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Cross bridge over small brook spilling out of hillside pond
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Ralph’s Peak Hiker Cabin: Three-sided cinderblock hut with bunks; good water, too. Retrace route to car