The Shawangunk Ridge Trail now extends 74 miles, from High Point State Park in New Jersey all the way to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and the rail trail trestle in Rosendale, NY.
To draw attention to the extended trail and the need to continue protection efforts for the Gunks Greenway through which it passes, a running/hiking event is planned for September 19-21. Registration is now open.
Ed Goodell, Trail Conference Executive Director, notes, “The Trail Conference has taken a leadership position in preserving the Shawangunk Mountains. Proposed developments continue to threaten the integrity of the Gunks Greenway and the SRT in multiple areas. Through athletic events like SRT Run/Hike and other activities, we intend to build popular awareness of and rally popular support behind preservation of this distinctive natural area.”
SRT Run/Hike has three divisions: a complete 74-mile crossing of the SRT for seasoned ultra-runners and ultra-light thru-hikers, and 32- and 20-mile divisions which will appeal to trail runners and hikers with a range of abilities.