One of the more popular activities at Onteora has always been hiking. The
camp is blessed with a number of different trails, ranging from simple tours of the
inhabited parts of the property to day-long expeditions through the surrounding
Over the years the trails
have been cut, re-cut and re-routed to keep up with changes in the area. Thus, it's not
surprising that descriptions of the trails will have also changed over the years. I've
managed to track down some very different trail guides which show some of the changes over
a 50-year span.
Onteora Trails and
Treks (1959) NEW
Guide and map from the early
Dan Beard Adventure Hiker
Trail Guide (1963)
1967 trail guide
1980s trail guide
1986 trail guide
1989 trail guide
Trail Guide is available in Word format, thanks to Steven Gershowitz.
It's a big file (3 MB) but worth it, as it also includes a topographical map
for each trail.
you can buy your own customized topographical maps of Onteora, Alder
Lake and Camp Wauwepex! There are several challenges in getting a
nice view on the pre-printed government maps - sometimes the desired
image spans multiple maps, or if you're lucky enough to only need
one map, the odds are that your desired location is not well
centered. You can now use the Internet to build and order your own
custom maps of any location in the United States. To make it easier
for you just click on the links to the right to go right to the maps
shown, then customize them to suit your own taste - or pick a place
name and start building your own maps. You can pick the
level of detail, printed size, orientation and more. Pay the vendor
with a credit card and the map is delivered right to your door! What
could be easier than that?
ALDER LAKE MAP
CAMP WAUWEPEX MAP
Or click here for the
main Onteora page.