Appalachian Trail: Highway 17A to Bellvale Mountain

MODERATE 16 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Highway 17A to Bellvale Mountain is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Warwick, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

5 months ago

Micro-spikes were very helpful, as snow was packed down and frozen into ice. Nice hike, saw 4 or 5 people out with dogs, most weren’t leashed. Lovely views.

backpacking
6 months ago

Great hike along Greenwood Lake. The trail can be slick on the ridge if there’s snow-cover; crossings can be icy from previously melted snow (bring micro spikes just-in-case). Good views of the lake throughout the trail and decent for a day hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Out and back, had a great time! Not a difficult trail at all, left Queens at around 11 and did the hike with plenty of time before sundown, of course this was in in August.
Also, really cool to come across hikers doing the AT. They have an aura around them, and even when they're warning you about snakes you don't want to stop them for too long. It's clear they had done a lot of miles that day, with more ahead of them, it's written on the grime on their face.
Finally, there is an ice cream shop right by the start, it's delicious. Bellvale creamery I think it's called.

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