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The Gunks is located 90 miles northwest of New York City. The easiest way to get here is to take the New York State Thruway from NYC (I-87) North to Exit 18 for New Paltz.

Specific directions to each area can be found below.

Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center

You will be meeting your guide at the East Trapps Connector Trailhead parking area which is just up the paved black asphalt driveway from the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center.  https://www.google.com/maps?q=41.7356261,-74.1865566&hl=en-US&gl=us&entry=gps&lucs=swa&shorturl=1.  Look for the Mountain Skills van parked on the right side of the paved parking area.

3197 Route 44/55

Gardiner, NY 12525

PETER’S KILL / MINNEWASKA CLIMBING AREA

Follow the directions above to the West Trapps parking lot. Drive past it, remaining on 44/55 for approximately 1.6 miles to the Peter’s Kill Climbing Area. Turn right into the Peterskill lot.

5080 Route 44/55

Gardiner, NY 12525

ROCK AND SNOW STORE

Immediately after the Exit 18 toll plaza is a traffic light (it is a T-intersection), take a left at this light onto Route 299. Follow Route 299 West through 4 traffic lights. After the 4th light, Rock and Snow will be on your left. Park in the parking lot across the street, near the Post Office and Mobil gas station. Our guide(s) will meet you in the Rock and Snow store.

44 Main St.

New Paltz, NY 12561

 

If you get lost, require more specific directions or are coming from a different location, please call us and we will be happy to provide alternate directions.

Bus and Train Schedule

From New York City there are several mass transit options to get too New Paltz.

The Adirondack Trailways Bus leaves from the Port Authority and drops you off just up the street from the Rock and Snow store where you will meet your guide.  The bus leaves approximately every hour to and from NYC.

The Metro North train (Hudson Line) leaves out of Grand Central Station and stops in Poughkeepsie, across the Hudson River, and from there you can take a short taxi ride over to New Paltz.