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NY 17A to
W Mombasha Rd

Mombasha High Point, Cat Rocks, Fitzgerald Falls, Eastern Pinnacles, Wildcat Shelter

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This 6.8 mile section of the Appalachian Trail in New York features Mombasha High Point, Cat Rocks, Fitzgerald Falls, Eastern Pinnacles and the Wildcat Shelter.  The Wildcat Shelter is the first shelter a northbound thru hiker will reach in New York.  The shelter sleeps eight and water is available from a spring near the start of the spur trail that leads to the shelter.

We suggest buying a copy of the Appalachian Trail Guide to New York-New Jersey for anyone planning a hike on this section of the AT.  We have some info and maps of this section of trail below.

From NY 17A follow the white blazes of the AT north.  At 1.3 miles reach Eastern Pinnacles.  At 1.8 miles the trail travels by Cat Rocks.  At 2.1 miles reach a side trail on the left that leads a short distance to Wildcat Shelter.  A spring is located near the start of the side trail.  The AT descends nearly 500 feet in elevation toward Lake Road.

At 3.5 miles cross Lake Road and Trout Brook at 3.6 miles.  At 3.8 miles reach Fitzgerald Falls.  The waterfalls can be dry during the summer months.  At 6.0 miles reach the views from Mombasha High Point at an elevation of 1280 feet.  The AT now descends to West Mombasha Road, reaching the road at 6.8 miles.  There is parking available for four cars near the trail crossing.  The GPS coordinates for the parking area is N41 16.202 W74 12.895 for those who have a GPS devise for their vehicle.

 

Appalachian Trail Hiking Guide - New York
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Hiking guide with descriptions and maps for the nearly 90 miles the Appalachian Trail travels in New York. The guide is broken down by 12 sections of the AT. The book comes to you delivered as a pdf file via email. Use the buy now button below and we will send you the file via email usually within 24 hours of receiving payment. Happy Hiking!
Appalachian Trail in New York
NY 17A to W Mombasha Rd
ONLY $1.50
Hiking guide with descriptions and maps for just this section of the Appalachian Trail in New York. The guide comes to you delivered as a pdf file via email. Use the buy now button below and we will send you the file via email usually within 24 hours of receiving payment. Happy Hiking!

 

 

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