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Schunnemunk State Park

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Different access points are available for different trails;
Orange County, NY 12553
Latitude 41.4258
Longitude -74.1018

Schunnemunk has over 2700 acres of rolling meadow and spectacular mountain top. Hikers encounter elevations up to 1664 feet and thrilling 360 degree views of adjacent valleys, portions of the distant Hudson River and surrounding forest and farm lands.

Eight marked trails include the Long Path, Jessup, Western Ridge, Trestle, Sweet Clover, Otterkill, Dark Hollow and Barton Swamp Trails totaling over 20 miles traverse the mountain and glades.

Two parking areas for the park exist on State Lands. Access coordinates below:

  • Otterkill Road Trail Head, parking at: 41 degrees 25.5450 minutes North and 74 degrees 6.1100 minutes West; Accesses the Trestle Trail and Taylor Road Trail Head
  • Access Sweet Clover Trail by parking at: 41 degrees 24.4512 minutes North and 74 deg 4.8951 minutes West

Geocaching permits are available through the Sterling Forest State Park office.

Dogs required to be on a 6' leash.

Mailing Address
c/o Sterling Forest State Park
116 Old Forge RoadTuxedo, NY 10987

Hours of Operation

  • Open during daylight hours only.
  • Please see information on the 2016 hunting season, here.


Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Applications will be accepted beginning 9:00 AM, Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Please bring completed applications to the Sterling Forest State Park office at 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY. Completed applications must be returned in person. Only properly completed applications will be accepted.

Applications are no longer being accepted. The limit has been fufilled.

2016 Hunting Permit Terms & Conditions

2016 Hunting Map

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Hunting