AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

First Day of Spring Hike in Minnewaska State Park Preserve 2C5-8(H)

Date and Time

Saturday, March 20, 2021


Near Ellenville, NY,
New York, Hudson River Valley,


Registration is required for this activity.


We'll start from the abandoned quarry at the end of Shaft 2A Road, climb to the top of Stony Kill Falls. After enjoying the view and the cascade, we'll bushwhack up the Stony Kill to the Smiley Carriage Road. We'll follow that to Fly Brook or beyond. We'll return to our cars via the Stony Kill Carriage Road, which takes us to the swimming hole above the falls.. We'll retrace our steps from there to our cars. Total mileage is 5 to 8. Sorry, no public transportation. You must register with the leader, as AMC group size is limited by Covid-19 policy. (This trip is joint with ADK.) You'll be told the meeting time and given driving directions once you're confirmed by the leader. Do not wait for the last minute to register. Non-confirmed people will NOT be allowed on this trip. AMC Covid-19 policy will be enforced, e.g. face masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing, no sharing of food, drink & gear (including first aid kits) unless you're from the same household. Review policy on registration form online. You must agree to be confirmed. Bring lunch, 2 qts. of water or more, snacks, personal first aid kit, traction devices (NOT Yak Tracks), hiking poles, etc. Dress for the weather in layers. Bring rain/wind jacket and a sense of adventure.

AMC Trip Policy



Click map for driving directions
Shawangunk Ridge from New Paltz



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey


Wait Listed


Moderate - 2C5-8


Adults (18+)


(best time to call: NCA after 9 PM)

I've led hikes since the late 1970s for Sierra Club and Catskill 3500 Club. I currently am leading for Adirondack Mtn. Club, Appalachian Mtn. Club & the Mohonk Preserve.