Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
Along NY-22, a parking area lies slightly north of the trail and the adjacent train station.
Though service is limited, this is a prominent access point from the AT to southern New York.
As the trail heads north, it passes through Pawling Nature Preserve and over Hammersley Ridge, a popular area for shorter hiking and trail running opportunities.
After passing Wiley Shelter, you'll reach a road crossing, a popular access point to the picturesque Duell Hollow Brook Bridge.
Ahead, the trail crosses into Connecticut for the first time.
A small dirt parking area lies along just off the trail. Ten Mile Hill and Herrick Trail Preserve lie ahead.
At an elevation of 1000 feet, look for a spur trail leading to a viewpoint.
Dense with history, this area serves as yet another popular destination for a day hike.
For those who are thru-hiking or section-hiking, look for the Ten Mile River Shelter, just before reaching the footbridge over the river. Before the next road, the AT passes a spur trail leading toward Bull's Bridge, one of the last three remaining covered bridges in the state of Connecticut.
A small parking area lies on the east side of the bridge and the area provides excellent views of the river. Continuing north, the trail passes through a small Native American Reservation, where it spirals back into NY atop Schaghticoke Mountain.
A few vistas line the way before passing back into Connecticut for good.
The small town of Kent lies ahead and serves as the next resupply point before paralleling the river for a long stretch. Near Kent Falls, you will find a handful of overnight camping opportunities before heading north.
Relatively quiet, the next portion leads to Lime Rock Road, known for Lime Rock Park just west of where the trail crosses the road. Passing through a couple of small towns, the trail reaches Great Falls on the Housatonic River.
North of town, the trail makes its way to the edge of a clearing, offering a phenomenal view before reaching the northern terminus, just northwest of Salisbury. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull%27s_Bridge