We look forward to an exciting 21st annual Hudson River Valley Ramble in 2020!

Rensselaer Plateau Traverse


Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area 1463 Plank Road Petersburgh, NY 12138
1463 Plank Road
Petersburgh, NY 12138

County: Rensselaer
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 14, 2019, 8:00AM, Hike both days or part of one day
  • September 15, 2019, 8:00AM


Event Type Walk/Hike Description Join us for one or both days of our 2 day Plateau Traverse Hike. Or come for just the morning or afternoon of either day. Become an end to ender. We will meet at Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area at 7:30am on Saturday and take shuttle buses to our starting point just below the plateau escarpment and will spend the day hiking back to Pineridge (about 16 miles mostly on trails but with some bushwhacking). Participants are welcome to pitch a tent and spend the night. We will have a potluck dinner after the Saturday hike. We will leave Pineridge by 8am on Sunday to hike to the other half of the Plateau (about 16 miles on trails, logging roads and some bushwhacking). Shuttle buses will bring participants back to Pineridge at the end of the day. Note: we scout out new routes each year and will not know the exact route until September. The route this year will include the Grafton Fire Tower. This event is cosponsored by the Rensselaer Land Trust, the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center, the Friends of the Dyken Pond Center, and Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area. Sponsoring Organization Rensselaer Plateau Alliance and Rensselaer Land Trust

Contact Information


Advance registration required.
Deadline to register: Sept 12 Register at or 518-712-9211
$10 / day suggested donation to offset expenses

Additional Information

A mix of trail conditions (flat, rocky, etc), logging roads and bushwhacking. Bushwhacking will be easy to moderate difficulty with a few short difficult areas. Trails may be muddy or wet depending upon weather conditions prior to the event.
Activities: We will pass views and historic site. We will eat dinner together Sat evening for those who are interested. We ask participants to bring something to share.
Additional Equipment Required: Day pack, water bottles, sturdy footwear.

Event Duration (hours): 9/day each day, 4 - 5 hours half day
Lunch Break: Yes
Bring your own lunch.
Difficulty: Difficult
Length (miles): 32
Path: Returns to start
Boots Needed: Yes

Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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