This is a new trail which was created August 2012. Moxham is a 2,464 foot mountain with great cliffs and wonderful views of Gore Mtn, Crane Mtn, Snowy Mtn, Wakely Mtn, and some nearby ponds and beaver meadows. I found out about Moxham by looking at the NY DEP website.
I started the hike at 9:43 AM when there were two other cars in the small parking area. I met these other hikers as they were coming down off the summit. One was a person who owns a second home/cabin in Minerva. Like others, he had previously bushwhacked to the summit and was glad that now there is a new trail.
I reached the summit at 11:40 AM and had lunch. There were a number of dragonflies in the area. I enjoyed the views and took a lot of photos which are in the Pythagorean photo album. After I left the top at 12:20 PM, I met a group of hikers coming up who had just seen a mama bear and two cubs crossing a marshy area down below. I waited for ten minutes to see if they would come out of the woods into a second marshy area, but since they didn't I just continued my hike.
This should prove to be a very popular hike when it gets better known. There are two stream crossings about half way up which can provide water for dogs. As I decended I met a number of other hikers coming uphill. One group had two Golden Retrievers named Cooper and Peebo. Some things I observed on the trail were yellow coral mushrooms, a woodpecker, a toad, a tree frog, and two garter snakes. Birds were conspicuous by their absence and I suppose many have started south already. There were many really tall maples in the forest and one stand of tall red pines. I was back out at 2:46 PM. At that point there were seven cars near the trailhead. Since this is such a pretty trail, I suspect that at some point they might want to increase the parking area if possible.