Dansville, NY 14437
SPRINGWATERTRAILS HIKE FOR 4:00 pm (try to arrive at 3:55 PM), Sept. 2nd, 2018
LOCATION: Stony Brook State Park
Special Note: There is a seven dollar charge per car to enter the park. Anyone that would like to car pool to save the seven dollar charge can meet at 3:40 (leaving at 3:50 PM promptly) by the video store behind the Police/town hall station off Clara Barton street (Route 36) about 500 feet from the RT36 redlight on Main Street.
HIKE DISCRIPTION: Hikers will split into three groups. Each group will walk at their own pace. Most of the climber trail is up and down hill, climbing at the beginning and down at the end of the hike. There are lots of steps to climb. Trails are most likely going to be wet and slippery so poles and traction devices or good treaded hiking boots are recommended. Tourists hike is flat or down hill until the East Rim trail where they will have to climb a short set of steps but then it is mostly down hill.
Climbers will start from the lower parking lot and climb the Gorge Trail starting at the swiming area and climb to the upper park crossing over the stone bridge and returning back to the lower park along the East Rim Trail.
The Tourists will car pool to the upper park and walk along a flat trail in the pines until they are just above camping sites 1-53. They will make thier way down through camp sites 1-53, 54-132 and 133-135 passing the playground and crossing over the stone bridge.They will return back to the lower parking lot via the East Rim trail.
Naturalist can stay in the lower park and enjoy the scenery along the creek area. The Gorge trail could also be walked for a short distance until the stairs are reached. There is a lot of climbing beyond this point.
RECOMMENDATIONS: The weatherman is calling for showers on Sunday so be prepared. That’s not as bad as the last Stony Brook hike when we had 20 inches of snow on the ground.
After hike social will be in the picnic area next to the lower parking lot. Bring a dish to pass or a five dollar donation would be appreciated. Hot dogs and Hamburgers will be provided.
DIRECTIONS: From Downtown Dansville take RT.36 South for about 4 miles. Turn left into StoneyBrook State Park. Drive to the main parking lot where we will divide into our three groups. The Tourists will car pool to the upper park to start their hike. Directions to the carpool location are also available.