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Joppenbergh Mountain is a nearly 500-foot tall mountain in Rosendale. The mountain is composed of a carbonate bedrock overlain by glacially deposited material. Trails lead to the top of the mountain from Willow Kiln park behind Rosendale’s Main Street, with views across the valley from the summit.
DIRECTIONS TO JOPPENBERGH
From the South:
From the North:
From the West:
Other uses will only be allowed by specific permission of WVLT.
Please stay on the trails. Joppenbergh Mountain is known for ticks. Please check yourself carefully after visiting!
If there is an emergency, call the Town of Rosendale Police at (845)658-9000 or 911.
Mined in the late 19th century of limestone as a part of the then-booming Rosendale cement industry, it also was the site of several long-distance ski-jumping competitions in the mid-20th century. At over 500 feet, and supporting the northern end of the Rosendale Trestle, it dominates the natural landscape of the Town of Rosendale. Since 1971, the majority of Joppenbergh Mountain has been uncultivated, privately owned open space, resulting in the re-growth of important habitats.
2011: The Open Space Institute (OSI) purchased the property from the Joppenbergh Mountain Corporation in July of 2011 with the WVLT and the Shawangunk Conservancy.
Today: The WVLT owns and manages the property. Parking to access the trails up the mountain is at Willow Kiln Park.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Ulster County by conserving lands of scenic, agricultural, ecological, recreational, and cultural significance.