Rusk Mountain Bushwack is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Spruceton, New York that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

views

over grown

off trail

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short sweet simple whack, but not necessarily easy. I went straight up and my calves were feeling it by the summit, and bombing back down my hamstrings were starting to sing. Only saw signs of herdpaths once up on summit ridge. From some prior research I was able to locate some great views up on top, from the ledges you have views south to spruceton valley and beyond as well as down to the west. Really nice lunch spot, and if you like solitude this is a great hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Well, no view, and no herdpath. But it's short~

hiking
11 months ago

This was a decent hike for a bushwhack. With the leaves off the trees gave away some views on the way up. It gets steep on the way up.

hiking
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

This hike is no joke. Gain all 1,700 feet of elevation in the first mile and a half. I didn't come by any distinct herd paths on the ascent but the summit had a good one which led me easily to the cannister. 34 down, 1 to go.

hiking
13 days ago

recorded rusk

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18 days ago

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6 months ago

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9 months ago

hiking
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday, November 13, 2016