Coxing is the Preserve’s smallest parking lot and fills VERY early on peak weekends. On summer and fall weekends, arrive early and consider carpooling to ensure a parking space.
Take the New Paltz exit 18 off of the NYS Thruway. Go 7 miles west (through New Paltz) on Route 299 to the end: make right on Route 44-55. The Preserve Visitor Center will be 1/2 mile on your right. Go 1.5 miles past the Visitor Center, turn right onto Clove Road, and then bear right at fork. After 1 mile, turn left into parking area.
Located at the site of the former Enderly Family sawmill, Split Rock has long been a favorite place for picnicking by the Coxing Kill (stream). This trailhead provides access to several popular trails through hemlock groves and the stream.