News: Long Path and Shawangunk Ridge Trail Closed due to Forest Fire 5/6/15

May 6, 2016: From the Trail Conference and local media outlets, there is a a large area of the Shawangunk Ridge on fire between Ferguson Road near Summitville and Route 52 near Ellenville. This forest fire is burning through that entire area and there are no safe ways through.  Due to that fact, the Long Path and Shawangunk Ridge Trail is closed between these two points. The area to the south of the fire has already burned and the plastic trail markers have melted, making travel difficult, if not impossible.

Hikers going north on the LP/SRT will need to turn left at Ferguson Road and follow the road downhill to Summitville. Then turn right on Route 209 to Ellenville, then turn right and follow Route 52 east up the mountain. After a bridge which crosses a deep gully with a stream (South Gully) turn left and follow the trail into the woods.

For More Information on Hiking in the Shawangunks

Check out the Shawangunk Ridge section of our Adventures in the Outdoors Bookstore.

The Trail Conference publishes maps for portions of the Shawangunk Ridge on its Shawangunk Trails Map and maps for High Point State Park in New Jersey are included on the Kittainny Trails Map.  The book, Scenes and Walks in the Northern Shawangunks is a guide to trails of the northern Shawangunk Ridge area, as is Gunks Trails: A Rangers Guide and the Shawangunks Trail Companion.