Orange County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: March 30, 2008
Author: Brennan Connelly
I followed Dan Case's excellent reports and ascended the Jessup Trail and
descended the boring, yet more expedient Black Hollow Trail. The 1,664-foot
point at the old fire tower is probably the highest but I headed over to the two
1,662-foot points for giggles, as it was a gorgeous day and I had nothing better
The one thing I might add is that the Jessup Trail (yellow blazes) is a bit hard
to follow in the lower reaches but much easier so higher up. Once you leave the
field and enter the woods, you will shortly come upon a woods road (0.6 mile)
and the trail swings right and downhill to follow the road for about a quarter
of a mile or so before heading steeply uphill to cross the railroad tracks.
After that, the trail is well marked.
On the return, the Black Hollow Trail (white with black) ends at the tracks.
From there, a red blazed trail parallels the tracks for a quarter of a mile and
crosses a stream and ravine before meeting up with the white blazed Sweet Clover
Trail, which crosses the tracks and meets up with the Jessup trail at a marked
junction in the farm field, behind the white house.