Long Path via Appalachian Trail Loop

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Long Path via Appalachian Trail Loop is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tuxedo, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1125 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

rocky

What this hike lacks in distance, it makes up for in steep, rocky climbs. Since there are no major attractions, this route isn't too heavily trafficked, although the parking area is full of people grilling and generally partying in the Summer. One of the coolest parts is being able to walk part of The Long Path and the Appalachian Trail in the same day.

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As an out of towner looking for a difficult hike the challenge left a lot to be desired. Minimal elevation gain, your at low altitude, and the terrain is not technical. There's a couple spots that require taking large steps up or down but no scrambling or anything like that. The bugs were horrific!!! Where I live I don't need bug spray so it never crossed my mind and I mauled by mosquitoes. The views are nice, it's definitely a pretty hike. The trail isn't very worn in and defined, I felt like I was bushwhacking at times. Lots of tree cover so baking in the sun isn't an issue. Please note to park at the trailhead it's $10 cash only per car and this loop does include a short section of walking along a road without a shoulder. Overall not bad, I'd do it again sometime but only after showering in bug spray.

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