2019 Garden Hiker Shuttle Information


                          The Garden Parking Lot in Keene Valley will be closed Summer 2019 and cars must park at Marcy Field.  Parking for hiker access to the Johns Brook Valley via the Garden Parking Lot will be from Marcy Field.

            The Johns Brook Bridge is being replaced this construction season and there will be no through traffic for cars or pedestrians.   

            Hikers can park at Marcy Field and ride the shuttle to the Garden trailhead.  The cost will be $10 round-trip per person ($13 Canadian).  The shuttle will run from 7 am until 7 pm, and the town intends to run the shuttle seven days a week.  There may be interruptions to the schedule if the town can’t hire enough bus drivers to staff the schedule.  If you have a CDL with a bus endorsement and want to work part-time in a beautiful setting, please contact the supervisor. 

            The town is working closely with the DEC and Adirondack Mountain Club to help inform hikers and provide them with access in spite of the temporary closure.  The town recognizes that this is a major disruption during the nicest hiking weather, but the bridge replacement is critical.  The current bridge is in such poor shape that the town can’t run plow trucks over it safely.  Please respect the closure and don’t park or walk on private property to gain hiking access.  Illegally parked cars will be towed.  Town Employees and DEC Rangers will monitor the lot during the week.

The shuttle schedule below will commence as soon as the bridge is closed.  The exact date the bridge is to close is determined by the weather.  This page will be updated as work progresses toward the closure of the bridge. 


Monday: Shuttle Closed

Tuesday: Shuttle Operating 7 am to 7 pm

Wednesday: Shuttle Closed

Thursday: Shuttle Operating 7 am to 7 pm

Friday:  Shuttle Operating 7 am to 7 pm

Saturday:  Shuttle Operating 7 am to 7 pm

Sunday: Shuttle Closed     


             The shuttle operates from the Southwest corner of Marcy Field, off Route 73.  




A fee of $10.00 American (Canadian @ $13.00) will be charged per person for a round trip.  The fees pay for attendants, maintenance, winter snowplowing, and portable toilets.


Thank you for your continued support in this project.  We hope that reasonable management will ensure continued access to the High Peaks Wilderness.