Thursday, May 3, 2012

Turkey Mountain, Yorktown Heights, NY

May 2, 2012
Distance: 2.5 miles
Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Map: none
Parking: Parking lot in park
Restrooms: none
Post hike dinner: n/a
Directions: Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve
Today we did an out and back instead of a loop - this makes it slightly longer than the loop.
Blue trail up to summit, blue trail down

This park doesn't allow dogs, but we regularly see dogs there.
This is a short hike that can be done after work.
The whole hike is pretty. There are resevoir, mountain, farm, NYC views from the summit.
Because of its location and distance, this is a popular place to hike.
We prefer to hike it close to sunset - to capture the sunset at the summit.
No map needed. It is very clearly marked (too many blazes in my opinion), and at points, the trail is even outlined in fallen logs (which doesn't look very natural, but I assume is intended to prevent trail overuse/erosion).

I've taken hundreds of pictures of this tree in different lighting at the summit of Turkey Mountain.
Near the summit there are large flat rocks.
This is the only map I've found of the park - a wood sign.
Warning sign posted about rattlesnakes. I've seen a large black rat snake in the park, but never a rattlesnake.

Year to date miles: 123.5

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