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Garrison Metro North railroad platform (start)> Lower Station Rd> Rt 9D south> Mystery Point Rd> Rt 9D south> Bear Mtn Bridge> Mine Rd> Rt 293> Black Rock Forest> Mtn Rd> Cornwall on Hudson> Rt 218 south> Rt 9W south> Bear Mtn Bridge> Peekskill Metro North railroad platform (end)

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Author: 
Brian Sullivan
Signature Route : 
off
Level(s): 
A
Distance: 
43
Vertical Gain: 
3600
Difficulty: 
79
Difficulty Rating: 
5 out of 5
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Black Rock Forest offers a challenging ascent.

Avenza Map NY-NJ Trails - 113 West Hudson (East) is recommended for smart phone and print.

Brian:

The focus of this route is Black Rock Forest, a unique jewel of our region. After a quick dirt dip down to the Hudson at Manitou, the long ascent into Black Rock begins.

The gravel roads in this private preserve are more rugged than most public dirt roads. Intersections are unmarked, so pay close attention to navigation; paper maps are often available at the trail kiosk, mile 15.4. Highlights within Black Rock are the stone house @ mile 16.1, and the causeway over Jim’s Pond, mile 19.3. 

Lunch in Cornwall-on-Hudson, then paved roads (including Storm King Highway) to Peekskill.

There are no roadside facilities on this route prior to the lunch stop in Cornwall. Carry enough water & food at the start for 3 hours of riding.

Black Rock Forest map here: http://blackrockforest.org/files/blackrock/content/MapNewLogo-EC.pdf

Before undertaking this ride, call Range Operations at the US Military Academy to assume that Mine Road will be oThe focus of this route is Black Rock Forest, a unique jewel of our region. After a quick dirt dip down to the Hudson at Manitou, the long ascent into Black Rock begins.

The gravel roads in this private preserve are more rugged than most public dirt roads. Intersections are unmarked, so pay close attention to navigation: paper maps are often available at the trail kiosk, mile 15.4. Highlights within Black Rock are the stone house @ mile 16.1, and the causeway over Jim's Pond, mile 19.3.

Lunch in Cornwall-on-Hudson, then paved roads (including Storm King Highway) to Peekskill.

There are no roadside facilities on this route prior to the lunch stop in Cornwall. Carry enough water & food at the start for 3 hours of riding.

Black Rock Forest map here: http://blackrockforest.org/files/blackrock/content/MapNewLogo-EC.pdf

Before undertaking this ride, call Range Operations at the US Military Academy to assume that Mine Road will be open for passage: 845-938-3930.

Recommended tires: 32c or larger

 

1/8/2018

 

 

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