Belleayre Mountain Pine Hill West Branch Trail Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,306' 703 m
Descent: -2,307' -703 m
High: 3,367' 1,026 m
Low: 1,582' 482 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)
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“A loop through the Belleayre Mountain cross-country ski trails and up to the summit.”— Brendan Borrell
After exploring the cross-country trails ( A Trail, HH Trail, and the J Trail) through dense forest, you can follow the Discovery lodge connector out to the Discovery Lodge and start climbing the Ashokan Trail to the Overlook Lodge. After passing the Overlook Lodge, keep heading up on Roaring Brook Road until you reach the Belleayre Ridge Trail (red blazes) on the ridge. Turn left here and follow this trail past the first lean-to.
There are now three ways to get down the mountain: the Cathedral Glen Trail (first left), the Giggle Hollow Trail, and the Pine Hill-Eagle Mountain-West Branch Trail.
To get to the Pine Hill-Eagle Mountain-West Branch Trail, you pass the Cathedral Glen Trail, staying on the Belleayre Ridge Trail until you reach the fork at the summit of Belleayre Mountain. Take a left at the sign for Pine Hill.
After a 1/4 mile, you'll pass another lean-to and arrive at the intersection with Lost Clove Trail. Turn left at the fork to continue towards Pine Hill. Almost immediately, you'll hit another intersection. The Giggle Hollow Trail to the right takes you down to Belleayre Beach, while the Pine Hill-Eagle Mountain-West Branch Trail will take you down to Woodchuck Hollow Road.
Following this steep dirt road descent, you can turn left and follow the abandoned Ulster-Delaware Railroad Curve back to the cross-country trails.
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