Gunkskills: Poughkeepsie/Mohonk/Minnewaska/Yagerville/Peekamoose/Poughkeepsie

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General Information
Way Points: 

Poughkeepsie RR Station (start)> High Bridge/rail trail>  Rt 299> CR 6 (Mohonk ascent)> Clove Valley Rd> 44/55 (Minnewaska ascent)> Foordemoore Rd> Berme Rd> Rt 55, Napanoch> 55>55A> Yagerville Rd> Greenville Rd> Peekamoose> Rt 28A, West Shokan> Cottekill Rd> 213> Springtown Rd or Wallkill Valley Rail Trail options> Rt 299> rail trail/High Bridge> Poughkeepsie RR Station (end)

 

Details
Author: 
Hank Schiffman
Signature Route : 
off
Region Name(s): 
The Gunks
Level(s): 
A
Distance: 
101
Vertical Gain: 
6800
Difficulty: 
169
Difficulty Rating: 
5 out of 5
Attached Files

The edited Ride With GPS cuesheet is in the Map field just above. It does not include railtrail option.

Route over High Bridge at Poughkeepsie then rail trail to New Paltz Rd, reverses this on return.

Water stop Mohonk gate house spigot at mile 15.2, top of ascent.

Fluid/food stops Peter's Market: http://petersmarket.sharepoint.com/Pages/default.aspx

in on 55/209 in Napanoch @ mile 35.6 & West Shokan on Rt 28A @ mile 65.

Rail trail/Rosendale Trestle options on return, cue sheet 2: Rt 213, left on Binnewater Rd, 0.9 miles from Cottekill Rd, rail trail/access to Trestle 0.25 miles on right. Follow rail trail south to Rt 299, New Paltz in 7.4 miles. Plus options to get back onto start of Springtown Rd/Rt7 just after trestle, rail trail cafe stop: http://www.railtrailcaferosendale.com

(another 1.3 miles further) where you can stay on rail trail or take East River Rd 0.4 miles and get onto Springtown Rd.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosendale_Trestle

Metro North bike permit needed.

Check for current Metro North timetable.

Lots of climbing, take this into account in planning this ride.

This is the link to "Shari's route" of this ride: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5066325

HS 3/14/15(9!)

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