Sterling Forest, Orange County, NY


US 87 west; take exit 15A; at light turn left onto Route 17 north; turn left onto Route 17Awest shortly after passing Sterling Forest State Park Information Center; go past the small parking area for the Sterling Ridge Trail (see that entry); a short distance later is the parking area.

The West Valley Trail is west and parallels the Sterling Ridge Trail. It is blazed in Green. It heads south. It hooks up with the orange-blazed Cedar Swamp Trail. If you take this trail southeast you can hook up with the Sterling Ridge Trail and head north back to Route 17A. You could then walk along Route 17A west until you return to the parking area.