Appalachian Trail: Metro North to Manitou

MODERATE 1 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Metro North to Manitou is a 40.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Pawling, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from April until December.

DISTANCE
40.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7470 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

wildlife

Good trek right in NYC's backyard. This is route is just over 40 miles on the AT. It is easy to get to from the city...just take the Metro North to the AT stop in Pawling. This is a SOUTH track. The first camping spot is an AT shelter (Morgan Stewart Memorial Shelter). The second is part of the Clarence Fahnestock State Park. There is a campground there but it is closed between December 2nd and April 14th. Make sure you check for camping availability prior to heading south into the park. If you are here out of season, the hike to Morgan Stewart Memorial Shelter and back to the AT stop is still a great overnight trip.