Boston Mine & Garfield Mine


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Trail stats

9.23 mi
Elevation gain
1,562 ft
Technical difficulty
Elevation loss
1,585 ft
Max elevation
1,265 ft
Min elevation
869 ft
Trail type
4 hours 53 minutes
May 24, 2009
May 2009
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1,265 ft
869 ft
9.23 mi

near Arden, New York (United States)

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Itinerary description

This is another advanced adventure that starts at the Lake Skannatati/Askoti parking lot. Starting on the Turquoise/Aqua Trail, you will pass some familiar views before finding yourself in complete seclusion. A waypoint to the actual location of the Hogencamp Mine entrance was thrown in along with additional waypoints added for the Bottle Cap Trail. Like the Pepsi Chal- lenge, bottle Cap Trail can be really confusing and will have you looking for each bottle cap to guide you off the trail to the end.

The Aqua Trail will bring you to the Yellow Trail (Dunning Trail). As you continue on the path, additional waypoints marked at junctions are for reference along with the A-SB (Arden Surebridge Trail) way- point. This hike is advanced. Be sure to bring enough food and water. Also, time your arrival appropriately so you are not left trying to navigate the Bottle Cap Trail at night.

The Boston Mine consists of a large open entrance clearly visible from the Dunning Trail (Yellow Trail), which you will see. It’s an estimated 100 feet long and placed within a clobber of magnetic iron. You can see an ore dump near the entrance to the Boston Mine, clearly indicating this was once an industrious area. Boston Mine was milled around 1880 and its ore was sent to the Clove Furnace at Arden, New York, to be liquefied.

From the Boston Mine you can continue on to the Garfield Mine way- point. It’s existence is very trifling. For this reason it’s location may not be listed on some maps. However as you continue on to the waypoint the tell-tale signs are there. The Garfield Mine also supplied ore to the Clove Furnace at Arden, NY.

After you leave the Garfield Mine you can continue to the ruins of the Stone Cabin. This has an amazing view of Island Pond.


PictographWaypoint Altitude 983 ft

A-SB Back

Make a Left when Coming back from Ruins

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,075 ft

Boston Mine

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,034 ft

Bottle Cap Trail WP

24-MAY-09 4:28:21PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,231 ft

Bottle Cap Trail WP 1

24-MAY-09 4:39:35PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,156 ft

Bottle Cap Trail WP 2

24-MAY-09 4:43:40PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,156 ft

Bottle Cap Trail WP 3

23-MAY-09 12:27:21PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,204 ft

Bottle Cap Trail WP 4

24-MAY-09 4:49:14PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,154 ft

Bottle Cap Trail WP 5

24-MAY-09 4:52:34PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,085 ft

Bottle Cap Trail WP 6

24-MAY-09 4:57:38PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,081 ft

Bottle Cap Trail WP 7

24-MAY-09 5:00:49PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,163 ft

Bottle Cap Trail WP 8

24-MAY-09 5:06:33PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 973 ft

Garfield Mine

24-MAY-09 3:00:01PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 937 ft

Garfield Mine 2

24-MAY-09 3:03:14PM

PictographSpelunking Altitude 1,009 ft
Photo ofHC Mine

HC Mine

Pretty cool site.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,076 ft

Island Pond Road

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,280 ft

Junction 1

Shelter option

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,127 ft

Junction 2

24-MAY-09 2:12:23PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,098 ft

Junction 3 Turn Right on Yellow

24-MAY-09 2:19:40PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,002 ft

Keep Right 1

23-MAY-09 11:20:13AM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,066 ft

Lemon Squeeze

24-MAY-09 4:16:13PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 992 ft

Nice Site for camping

Towards Lake

Photo ofOld Cabin Photo ofOld Cabin

Old Cabin

PictographWaypoint Altitude 0 ft

Seven Lakes Dr Parking

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,292 ft

Shelter on Ramapo-Dunderberg T

22-MAR-09 3:13:51PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,117 ft

Turn Right Unmarked Path

24-MAY-09 5:13:46PM


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