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Osborn Loop

Intermediate
 3.8 (4)

This trail leads through gorgeous old-growth forests on its way to and from the Appalachian Trail.


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4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Point to Point

917' 280 m

High

544' 166 m

Low

555' 169 m

Up

470' 143 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Features Wildflowers

Description

Although the name of this trail is Osborn Loop, the trail itself is not a full loop. It starts on the Appalachian Trail only to end four miles later at a point farther up the Appalachian Trail. By using the AT as a connector, you are able to make a full loop hike.

To access the blue-blazed Osborn Loop, start on the Appalachian Trail where it crosses South Mountain Pass Road and follow its steep terrain to the trail junction with the Osborn Loop. Once you've made it to the junction, the actual Osborn Loop is a piece of cake.

While easy and smooth-treaded throughout its entire length, don't expect great views from this trail. Instead, enjoy the feelings of seclusion and solitude it brings as you meander through its dense forest cover.

Upon reaching the end of the trail, you can head south on the AT to return to your car.

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John Maurizi

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At the end of the Osborn Loop Trail you can jump right back on the Appalachian Trail.
Jun 23, 2017 near Highlan…, NY
A gazebo stands in the middle of nowhere along the Osborn Loop Trail.
Jun 23, 2017 near Highlan…, NY
This is the start of the Osborn Loop Trail.
Jun 23, 2017 near Fort Mo…, NY

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Jul 3, 2020
Michael P
Jun 22, 2020
Michael P
Hiked alone on trip to NYC and Peekskill on Father's Day weekend.
Jun 30, 2018
Sasha Conley
came from the sugarloaf trail which starts at the garrison train station. There are a bunch of trails in this system and it’s confusing 2mi