The hike deets:
Melzingah Reservoir Loop
Saturday, Jan 4th, 2019
GPS: 196 Breakneck Rd, Beacon, NY 12508
Let’s start the new year off with a winter favorite – the beautiful Melzingah Reservoir Loop! We’ll start on the Blue Notch trail off of 9D in Beacon, walk through sparkly winter forest over several brooks, then pop onto the Yellow trail before looping down past the glorious Melzingah Reservoir. We might shorten the loop though depending on the weather and trail conditions.
Difficulty: This trail has a very gentle grade, with a small number of medium climbs. The trail is mostly flat terrain with some small rolling hills. There are a couple of creek crossings that require some tricky footing. The trail can get quite wet. As always, please let us know if you have any questions about what the trail is like. Dog friendly.
Directions: Set your GPS to 196 Breakneck Rd, Beacon, NY 12508. You’ll see room for 3-4 cars in front of a post with blue trail markers that says “Notch Trail”, as well as another small pull off across the street with room for another 3-4 cars. The post with the trail markers on it will be on the left hand side if you’re driving south, or the right if you’re driving north. It’s easy to drive by it quickly on 9D – check out Instagram (@hvqueerandtransoutdoors) for pics of the pull off.
Distance: ~3.5 miles, 2.5 hours
You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@hvqueerandtransoutdoors) for any trip updates.