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.
During the busy fall season, visitors may wish to consider alternate travel routes. For a list of options, click here.
Photo: Split Rock in Spring by Gerald Liddelow