Stony Kill Trail Project & Closure
April 6, 2017
This project is funded by an Environmental Protection Fund Grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to the Palisades Parks Conservancy and with additional support from the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. The project is investing $343,087 to protect this popular destination within Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Eddie Walsh and his crew of Tahawus Trails have been awarded the project which is also supported by the dedicated volunteer support from the Jolly Rovers and the New York New Jersey Trail Conference.
Through this project, we will create a formal, sustainable hiking trail to provide safe access and views of the Stony Kill Waterfall. The trail will include two footbridges, multiple stone steps through talus slope, and provide a sustainable route up the steep slope to access the waterfall’s peak. This project is scheduled to begin on April 1, 2017. The Stony Kill Area will be closed seven days a week to all users for the duration of this project for your safety due to potentially dangerous conditions present during construction. The area will be reevaluated as the project progresses to determine if we can allow partial access, please call the park office at (845) 255-0752, for any updates.
Thank you for your cooperation. Please enjoy visiting other areas of Minnewaska State Park Preserve during this time period!