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Garrison-Goshen-Mountainville-Peekskill

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Way Points: 

Garrison RR Station(start)> Bear Mtn Bridge> 7 Lakes Dr> Arden Valley Rd> 17> Orange Tpk> Benjamin Meadows> 17A> Pumpkin Hill Rd, beyond Mt Peter> 13> Pine Hill Rd> Clark> Reservoir> South> Goshen> Sara Wells Trail> Purgatory> Ridge> Farmingdale> 94> 208> Mtn Lodge> 27/Clove> Otterkill> 32> Angola/Mineral Springs Rd> Trout Brook Rd> Smith Clove Rd> Rt 6> 7 Lakes Dr> 9W> Bear Mtn Bridge> Peekskill RR Station (end)

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Author: 
Fred Steinberg
Signature Route : 
off
Region Name(s): 
Hudson Highlands, Orange County
Level(s): 
A
Distance: 
96
Vertical Gain: 
9300
Difficulty: 
189
Difficulty Rating: 
5 out of 5
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For a guy like Fred Steinberg, who disparages "gratuitous hill climbs," he seems to have gone out of his way to find every hill to climb between here and hell (Purgatory.)

Original route went over Bull Mtn Pond and down Mine Torne Rd, both in West Point Military Academy; both closed. I have re-routed it over Rt 6 from Central Valley and back on 7 Lakes Drive. Rt 6 is actually a very good climb on a bike, but for the cars whizzing by, and the confusing issue of whether local enforcement do or do not believe this is legal on a bike. 

Metro North bike pass required; of course!

HS 4/3/15

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