Closest Parking To Sky Top

Posted by: Adrian

Closest Parking To Sky Top - 11/20/09 09:04 PM

I'm taking my parents up to the Gunks tomorrow for some hiking. They are in the 60s and in good health, but never hike before. I would like to take them up to Sky Top. The closest parking I know is at Spring Farm. Doesn't anyone know if there is a closer one? I don't mind pay for the parking as long as it's reasonble. THANKS!
Posted by: mworking

Re: Closest Parking To Sky Top - 11/20/09 09:28 PM

MMH fees are not what I call reasonable.
But for your parents and because you say they don't hike, I think you will need to pay for parking at least $10, app $50 in day passes depending on how you group, and a bus fee from the parking area to the grounds proper.

Most expensive place I have ever paid to "hike". The kids loved it when they were young and the adults enjoyed it too.

You can hike in from the Preserve and pay just that day use fee - but it's a much longer walk.
Posted by: charliebutters

Re: Closest Parking To Sky Top - 11/20/09 10:14 PM

if you have nynjtc maps check(gunks) trail map 105 to see if the duck pond trail head area off of pine rd would be helpful.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Closest Parking To Sky Top - 11/20/09 10:46 PM

Make a lunch reservation at the House and you can drive right to the front door.