Ascent of Battle Hill on 2016-03-29

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Train
Peak:Battle Hill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:220 ft / 67 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the Yellow line subway "R" from Manhattan to the stop at 25th Street as others had advised. It appeared to be a pretty safe part of town and only a short walk to the main gate. The hike does not disappoint. The main gate is amazing architecture and the historic battle grounds and signs are a real plus. I first hiked on down and found the lower lake at elevation 21 and then took a circuitous path across paved roads, brick paths, dirt paths, anywhere were the beautiful landscaping and flowering trees drew me. I found myself drawn to the top of nearly every hill in sight along the way and on the the way back. I covered at least 65% of the park enjoying the impressive grounds, and reading the plots along the way.

My pedometer registered over 4 miles of walking and 700 feet of vertical by the time I stopped exploring and headed back to the train. Some of the hills are very steep in there. A nice CHP adventure for an "Urban Peakbag"
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:719 ft / 218 m
    Total Elevation Loss:520 ft / 158 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Grade/Class:1, 1+
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:354 ft / 107 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 199 ft / 61 m; Extra: 155 ft / 47m
    Loss on way in:155 ft / 47 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:varied see TR
    Start Trailhead:Yellow Line Subway at 25th St  21 ft / 6 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:365 ft / 111 m
    Gain on way out:365 ft / 111 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km

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