The original area trail guide, A Rock With a View contains 26 of the most scenic excursions in New Paltz and the Shawangunk Mountain Range. Written by a lifelong resident, it is designed to be used by beginners as well as experienced hikers, bikers and cross-country skiers. This is the 20th anniversary edition of A Rock With A View which has sold over 6000 copies and raised 20,000 for charity. All profits are donated from this best-selling local guide. A Rock With A View is a must have for the occasional tourist to the New Paltz area as well as seasoned residents. The guide is full of important information and concise trail descriptions. It is like having your own personal guide to the best trails in the area. Included in this guide are: Trail Descriptions: Travel times, difficulty ratings, distances (U.S. and Metric), suitability for children, animals and plants, historic and geologic landmarks, scenic views. Included are: Maps. Parking and Trailhead Locations. Local Accommodations. Tips For Crowded Days. Photos and illustrations of trails.