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Date(s) - 12 Jun
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Sterling Forest State Park Visitor Center

Sterling Forest State Park – Ranger Adventures

Are you brave enough to conquer Agony Grind?  Join the Rangers on this moderate hike along the Sapphire Trail to the overlook on top of Agony Grind, the steepest section of the Appalachian Trail in the state of New York.  Once at the overlook you will have the option of descending/ascending Agony Grind or relaxing and taking in the view of the surrounding Hudson Highlands while waiting for the rest of the group. This is a moderate 5.5-mile hike, with Agony Grind adding an additional 0.7 miles.  We will meet at the Visitor Center, then drive to the Sapphire trailhead to begin the hike.  Please wear appropriate attire (hiking boots, backpack) and don’t forget to bring plenty of water and a snack/lunch!

Registration is mandatory, please call (845) 351-5907.

Due to COVID restrictions, this hike is limited to 15 participants.

Masks are required if social distancing is not possible.

Phone: 845-351-5907

Website: parks.ny.gov/parks/sterlingforest

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