Activities Allowed: Hiking
To reach the Visitor Center located at 3197 State Route 55, Gardiner, NY, 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 and then 1/2 mile to the Visitor Center on right. If that lot is full, continue a few hundred yards farther up hill to the entrance to additional, overflow parking lots at the Visitor Center.
Leaving from the Visitor Center, the ¼-mile East Trapps Connector Trail is a strenuous set of stone steps leading visitors uphill to a network of more than 100 miles of carriage roads and trails and to the West Trapps climbing cliffs. Please note that the East Trapps Connector Trail is closed during the winter.
During the busy fall season, visitors may wish to consider alternate travel routes. For a list of options, click here.
Photo by Gerald Berliner