Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Location: Patterson
Distance: 3.5 miles
Skill Level: easy
Elevation Gain: 150′
Type of Hike: loop
Trail Condition: trail, rocky
Wow Factor: better than being stuck inside
Note: trails are unmarked

How to get there: From 52 or I84, head east on 311.  Turn right on 22 South.  Make the first left on Birch Hill Rd.  Follow until it comes to a T-intersection.  Right on Stage Coach Rd, follow for almost a mile.  Two parking areas will be on the right.

Address to get you close: 1-137 Stagecoach Rd, Patterson, NY 12563

Summary: The trail starts on a blacktopped area that turns to a grassy road.  Using your map, follow the path through the fields and hang a right at the fork and head north.  Loop around south.

At the next intersection, go straight (skip the trail heading straight right/west).  Follow the trail south for about half a mile and loop around north.

At the next fork, turn right, following the outside perimeter.

At the next fork, head left/north.  You’ll follow this up to the grassy fields.  Turn right on the trail you came in on to head back to the car.


Facilities: none
Hunting: yes
Dogs: under voice control


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