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The Best Backpacking in New Paltz

Looking for the best backpacking in New Paltz? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around New Paltz. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near New Paltz

  • Kerhonkson, New York

    Jenny Lane to Rainbow Falls to Castle Point Carriage Road Loop

    14.36 mi / 1880 ft gain
    Jenny Lane to Rainbow Falls to Castle Point Carriage Road Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Accord, New York.
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  • Kerhonkson, New York

    Long Path Section 16

    9.58 mi / 1535 ft gain
    Long Path Section 16 is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Kerhonkson, New York.
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  • Beacon, New York

    Malouf's Mountain Camp on Mt. Beacon

    7.02 mi / 2087 ft gain
    Starting in the quaint town of Beacon there are a couple of options for hikes of varying difficulty. From the station the walk is about 1.5 miles to the trail heads, alternatively if you choose to stay the night at Malouf's Mountain Sunset Campground you can arrange for the host to meet you, take...
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  • Grahamsville, New York

    Long Path Section 17

    6.75 mi / 2831 ft gain
    Long Path Section 17 is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Grahamsville, New York.
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  • Beacon, New York

    South Beacon Mountain via Breakneck Ridge and Wilkinson Memorial Trail

    8.92 mi / 2470 ft gain
    South Beacon Mountain via Breakneck Ridge and Wilkinson Memorial Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.
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  • Cornwall, New York

    Schunemunk Mountain via Western Ridge Trail Loop

    7.47 mi / 1588 ft gain
    Schunemunk Mountain via Western Ridge Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Salisbury Mills, New York.
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  • Woodstock, New York

    Overlook Mountain and Echo Lake

    8.5 mi / 2221 ft gain
    Overlook Mountain and Echo Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Bearsville, New York.
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  • Woodstock, New York

    Indian Head Mountain and Echo Lake via Overlook

    18.38 mi / 4432 ft gain
    Indian Head Mountain and Echo Lake via Overlook is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Woodstock, New York.
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  • Hopewell Junction, New York

    Three Lakes and Appalachian Trail Loop

    7.64 mi / 827 ft gain
    Three Lakes and Appalachian Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Hopewell Junction, New York.
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  • Cold Spring, New York

    Appalachian Trail: Canopus Lake to Graymoor

    11.76 mi / 1306 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Canopus Lake to Graymoor is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Putnam Valley, New York.
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  • Claryville, New York

    Rocky and Lone Mountain Loop

    9.62 mi / 1955 ft gain
    Rocky and Lone Mountain Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Claryville, New York.
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  • Claryville, New York

    Long Path Section 18

    8.61 mi / 2749 ft gain
    Long Path Section 18 is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Claryville, New York.
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  • Claryville, New York

    Slide Mountain via Pheonicia-East Branch Trail

    10.49 mi / 2106 ft gain
    Slide Mountain via Pheonicia-East Branch Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Claryville, New York.
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  • Phoenicia, New York

    Wittenberg and Cornell Mountains Trail

    8.19 mi / 2838 ft gain
    Wittenberg and Cornell Mountains Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Phoenicia, New York.
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  • Phoenicia, New York

    Wittenberg, Cornell, and Slide Mountain Trail

    12.22 mi / 4331 ft gain
    Wittenberg, Cornell, and Slide Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Phoenicia, New York.
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  • Phoenicia, New York

    Hike Mt. Wittenberg

    4.3
    Looking for a great day hike in the Catskill region of NY? Then you should definitely look into and consider tackling Mt. Wittenberg then. A challenging climb up but a very rewarding summit view.Starting at Woodland Valley Campgrounds visitor registration house (where you can pay for parking for ...
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