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Perimeter

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.5 mile 4.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 236' 72 m
Descent: -222' -68 m
High: 1,494' 455 m
Low: 1,340' 408 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Abe Ferraro

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A quick mix of single and doubletrack mostly in the woods and passing a pond tracing the Thatcher Park west perimeter.

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Requires a $6 vehicle entrance fee or Empire Pass from May 1 to October 31.

Description

Follow the well marked (yellow-blazed) trail with lots of signage at the juncture points. You'll go through an open field before heading back into the woods and an uphill section. After about the 0.75 mile mark you'll pass a large slab rock that is the Carrick parking lot set back off the trail to your left where you can connect to the Fred Schroeder Memorial (red-blazed) trail. As a side note this limestone slab and area features some geological interests (fossils and glacial scraping marks).

Continue past the guard rail blocking most of trail from cars and follow the yellow marked trail. At about 1.1 miles you'll pass the Hang Glider (magenta-blazed) trail. At about the 1.75 mile mark you'll pass a small pond. The water can sometimes obscure the trail; if that's the case, just stay to the right. Shortly after you'll pass a small parking lot and eventually get to a fork. Head left over the small bridge to reach the end of the trail and Long Path (green-blazed) junction.

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Land Manager: NY State Parks

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Icy doubletrack uphill...studs required!
Feb 21, 2018 near Altamont, NY
Nice day on Carrick Road and the Perimeter trail.
Mar 12, 2018 near Altamont, NY
Small bridge on the Perimeter Trail
Mar 10, 2018 near Altamont, NY
Short steep climb as you leave the open field...climb continues into the woods from here.
Mar 10, 2018 near Altamont, NY
Along the yellow-blazed Perimeter trail at Thatcher Park.
Mar 12, 2018 near Altamont, NY

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