|Quick Look - Old Clump|
|Difficulty||Round trip||Total climb||Location||Internet Maps|
|3.0 mi.||1480ft.||N42.30580 W74.59190||Google Maps|
Old Clump is a peak in the Relay State Forest which is small but has some interesting history! Take Route 30 north from Margaretville and just passed Halcottsville watch for a sign for the Plattekill Ski Area. Turn left onto Cold Spring Road which becomes West Settlement Road and then Roxbury Mountain Road. After a few twists and turns watch for Narrow Notch Road on the right. Make a right here. Most maps label the road you are looking for on the right as Morse Road but the road sign says Relay Road. The road will start out as gravel and dust and quickly turn into a two track dirt road. There are three parking areas as marked on the map. Continue up the road as far as you can since you want to be at the point where the road ends. If you have to park in one of the lower areas, you can always walk up the road to the end. You may see evidence of active logging and there will be several logging or woods roads to choose. From the parking area walk straight ahead from Relay Road on a woods road heading east. When the road turns south in about .9 miles, continue to bushwhack east. You will one some elevation but try to minimize this as much as possible. After losing around 300 feet of elevation from the parking area, you will begin about a .6 mile climb to the top. This may be one to save for winter as a good part of this last .6 miles is covered with enormous prickers. Use the same route to return to the car. The round trip is about 3 miles. This hike can be combined with East Gray and Narrow Notch.