Mohonk, Clove Valley, Minnewaska, Cragsmoor, Montgomery, Beacon (or Poughkeepsie ending)

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Way Points: 

Poughkeepsie RR Station (start) > High Bridge > Vineyard> Bailey's Gap> Mohonk Mtn Rd> Clove Valley Rd> Minnewaska> Kerhonksen> Breme Rd> Rt 52> Craigsmoor Rd> Walker Valley>* Montgomery> Rock Tavern> Beacon or Peekskill RR Station (finish)

* Oregon Trail, Jensen, Decker, Tilson Lake Rd, Rt 7, Albany Post Rd, 299, New Paltz, Poughkeepsie ending (80 miles, 5900'):


Fred Steinberg
Signature Route : 
Region Name(s): 
Hudson Highlands, The Gunks
Vertical Gain: 
Difficulty Rating: 
5 out of 5
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This route has been updated, eliminating the Peekskill ending, not because it isn't great riding, but because motor traffic on 9W south of Cornwall and over Storm King make it dangerous. 

From Fred:

Two turns not to miss.
The turn from well named Winding Hills Rd (which is not that hilly) onto
unsigned Corbett is at the W. Corbett Rd sign. Corbett takes you down a
steep twisting descent that should carry you almost into Montgomery. 

After Maybrook, where Rt208 curves right is the L onto Forrester. People
tend to miss it because you're descending. If miss it you'll descend to T at
Rt207 and have to climb back up to Forrester. Pretty but unnecessary. From
this point you are on the Rt207 bike route to the Beacon-Newburgh Br. 

I've taken the liberty of adding a Poughkeepsie ending as, as of this past year these roads have been in great shape, HS.

HS 2/22/2021

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