Hiking to the Wellsville Cone

October 25, 2017 11:38 am  |   Published by
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Hiking to the Wellsville Cone

The Wellsville Cone (9,356 ft) is the 2nd highest point in the Wellsville Mountains, the highest being Box Elder Peak. Wellsville Cone is only 16 feet lower, and if you must bag the tallest peak of the mountains go for it, but the views will be the same. There are several routes to reach either summit and all require bushwhacking, and are long, steep hikes. Coldwater Canyon/Maple Bench This is the route I will be describing. It’s 10 miles RT and gains 3200 ft elevation and shortest route. The TH starts on the East side of the range near the town of Mendon. There are three long sections of major bushwhacking. The trail is always visible in Fall, however in…

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