Sunday, March 15, 2020

Appalachian Trail - Old Albany Post Road to Denning Hill

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Area,
Putnam Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Appalachian Trail: White blaze
Denning Hill Spur Trail: Blue blaze

Total Time: 1:45 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.5 Miles

Pros: Another very remote trail with few people
Cons: None

Hiking Partner:
Yehudah Koblick

Continuing along the my goal of completing the Appalachian Trail segments in my region, I picked up where I left off the previous week at Denning Hill. We parked on Chapman Road right past Old Albany Post Road, where the Appalachian Trail crosses through this intersection. We took the Appalachian Trail south from here, crossing a small boardwalk and then climbing up the side of the ridge. The trail goes along the side of the ridge for a while, before turning and climbing to the top where there is a nice view facing east.

We continued past the view along the Appalachian Trail to the Denning Hill Spur Trail, which we took to the top of the ridge. As mentioned in my previous post, this view is mostly overgrown and not quite impressive. At this point we turned around, and headed back along the same route back to our car.

Map of the Route

Short Boardwalk at the Beginning of the Hike

At the Main View at Denning Hill

At the View Facing Northeast

View Facing South with a Large Pine Tree

Me at the Denning Hill View

Yehudah at the Denning Hill View

View from Denning Hill Facing Northwest,
Towards the Hudson River and Bull Hill/Storm King

Evergreen Mountain Laurel Forest on the Appalachian Trail

View of the First View Again on Denning Hill

Denning Hill View, Facing East

Old Albany Post Road Sign at the Trail Intersection

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