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Poughkeepsie, Sugarloaf/Red Hill, Ellenville, Walker Valley, Beacon

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Way Points: 

Poughkeepsie RR Station (start)> Bailey's Gap> 299> 44/55> 55A> Sugarloaf> Red Hill> 16> 55> 55A> 209> 52> Oregon Trail> 208> 300> Fostertown Rd> Beacon RR Station (end)


Hank Schiffman
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Region Name(s): 
The Catskills
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Difficulty Rating: 
5 out of 5
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Metro North bike pass required. Check current timetable. Needs a lot of daylight. No bailouts. Minnewaska – 299/Trapps Bridges (1st crest) 1.41 468' 6.3% Minnewaska – hairpin/Trapps Bridge 0.57 218' 7.2% Red Hill Rd – from Sugarloaf to crest 0.88 345' 7.4% Sugarloaf Rd – start of climb to Red Hill Rd 3.24 1255' 7.3% Sugarloaf Rd – top 0.77 to Red Hill Rd 0.77 482' 11.9% Sugarloaf/Red Hill Rd – to crest Red Hill 4.12 1600' 7.4% Rt 52 climb from Ellenville to crest 3.8 1180' 5.9% A public drinking water pipe is on Sugarloaf, on the left, less than 0.1 mile past the turn for Red Hill. Note: If you study cue sheets and maps, you can add Mohonk/Clove Valley Rd as well as South Gully to this route. Or, if you are running late, at Walker Valley, you can just continue on to Beacon directly on Rt 52, a shorter and flatter route.

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