Shawangunk Loop

MODERATE 19 reviews

Shawangunk Loop is a 8.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ellenville, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2132 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

waterfall

rocky

From Port Jervis NY take 209 North to town of Ellenville. In center of town make a right on Canal Street. Go about a mile and make a left onto Berme RD. Make right at fire house (There will be a sign for trail parking) Take pass fire house. Parking lot behind fire house. To find trail go pass picnic tables and follow main path. This is Smiley path

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1 month ago

2 months ago

We did this hike because Sam's point parking was full, honestly, not a great trail. It was rocky but not in a good way, just washed out and uncomfortable to walk on. It never opened up to views. Basically, its just a long treck through the woods. Also, we found no "loop." It just kind of dead ends where there should be an alternate trail, must have overgrown. So we ended up just turning around by the stream. Two good factors: it is a decent workout, its a pretty unrelenting uphill hike and there are a couple fifties car wreaks on the side of the trail.

3 months ago

5 months ago

Great trail. Bit flooded right now and the High Point carriage road from Smiley is a muddy swamp right now. The Witches Hole and other falls are flowing nicely.

5 months ago

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6 months ago

Margaret cliff fun to hike to and the view from atop is spectacular.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Friday, October 07, 2016

The view was amazing from the top and sooooo peaceful. The trail is well kept, it was my first solo hike and I'm glad I picked this trail.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Went twice. First time walked around the like. Easy, Beautiful. Second time I took the castle point trail. Longer hike, but easy. Multiple stops with amazing scenic views. I highly recommend it.