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Guided Invasive and Native Plant ID Hike


Sugarloaf Hill Trail at Castle Rock Unique Area in Garrison, NY
Sugarloaf Hill, Osborn Loop Trail, 29-31 Wing and Wing
Garrison, NY, NY 10524

41.370348 -73.944848

County: Putnam
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 11, 2021, 9:00AM, Please bring water and a fully charged cell phone in case you want to take photos or use some great nature ID apps you'll be learning about on the hike!


Event Type Walk/Hike Description This guided hike will provide you with the skills and eye for basic plant identification including the key features of some common native and invasive trees and shrubs found along the beautiful Sugarloaf Hill Trail (as well as many other hiking trails in our region!) You will also be introduced to and can practice using some really helpful and easy-to-use nature ID apps along the way. It's the perfect way to take your hiking experience to the next level and learn about the diversity of life along the trails. Sponsoring Organization New York New Jersey Trail Conference

Contact Information


Advance registration required.
Please register for this event before September 10, 2021 by visiting the event registration address: or you can email your interest in attending to Invasive Species Citizen Science Program Coordinator, Brent Boscarino, at the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference at

Additional Information

The first part of the trail is through a mowed meadow with high grasses so bring bug spray and be mindful of ticks! But you are quickly through that and onto a forested trail which has a moderate climb at the beginning and then a steeper climb for the last .45 miles to the peak of Sugarloaf Hill.
Additional Equipment Required: Water and a cell phone (phone suggested but not required)

Event Duration (hours): 3
Difficulty: Moderate
Not suitable for children under age 5.
Length (miles): 3.0
Path: Returns to start
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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