Photo #964 – 07.06.11
Shawangunk Trails Map Set
The Shawangunk Mountains extend from the NY/NJ border near High Point up into Ulster County to the Hudson River, and there are some excellent hiking opportunities all along the ridge. The name is actually pronounced “Shon-Gum”…not “Scha-Wan-Gunk”…and along with the Shawangunk Ridge Trail and Long Path, Minnewaska State Park Preserve and Mohonk Preserve at the northern end of the ridge are popular destinations for hikers in the region.
The maps in the above photo were the first map set I produced (although we have just recently published a 2010 revised map). I myself have only driven alongside the Shawangunk ridge but would like to get up there for a hike sometime…and when I do, I’ll be sure to bring along copies of these most excellent trail maps!!