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    New Paltz / Ellenville area: Awosting / Smiley Carriageway?

    I used to ride this trail two or three times a year in the early 90's. The Awosting side was a gravel boulevard, but the summit crossover was wilderness, and the Smiley descent into Ellenville was a boulder strewn hell ride of fun and frustration.

    Lower Awosting Carriageway to Smiley Carriageway - Google Maps

    Are people still riding this? I was poking around looking for information and saw on a hiking forum that there were major "improvements" on the Smiley side in 2006 or so.

    Any information on this? Thanks!

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    Well Lower Awosting Carriageway is closed right now, for repairs presumably. I don't know why, but I imagine it's because of erosion. Minnewaska carriage trails drain pretty poorly, and they tend to dump gravel on them as a quick fix.

    Sounds interesting though - I've been looking for a long-ish wilderness ride in the area.

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    Someone asked this not too long ago on the fats in the cats website I think. I rode most of it several years ago and parts of it were extremely rough, almost unrideable. No maintenance has been done in decades, I can only imagine it's even rougher now.

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