Catskill State Park and Mountains (Catskills) Hiking

in and around Catskill State Park and Mountains (Catskills).

 
... Preview: This short hike to an isolated lookout above the Black Dome Valley provides intimate views of the Blackhead Range. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Blackhead, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A short hike to an isolated lookout above the Black Dome Valley. The route to Acra Point uses the northern portion of the Black Dome Range Trail, located at the eastern end of Big Hollow Road in Maple ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
South Durham, NY - Hiking - 3.4 miles   
... Preview: A gradual climb to a scenic and extensive blueberry heath affords intimate views of the high peaks. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Ashokan Reservoir, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A gradual climb to a scenic and extensive blueberry heath with intimate views of the high peaks. The trail to Ashokan High Point (3,080 feet) follows an old but very well-built settlement road along h ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Peekamoose, NY - Hiking - 7.5 miles   
... Preview: This flat hike along a popular section of the Ashokan Reservoir— the scenic middle dike—affords the most intimate views of the Catskills from the Hudson Valley lowlands. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Ashokan Reservoir, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This spruce–fir summit would be viewless without its fire tower, which offers 360-degree views of the western Catskills. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Graham Mountain, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This spruce-fir summit would be viewless without its fire tower, which offers 360-degree views of the western Catskills. From the trailhead to Balsam Lake Mountain (3,723 feet) you enter a forest of b ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Belle Ayr, NY - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: Part of the greater Long Path, traversing New York State, this rail-to-trail travels the eastern edge of Bashakill Marsh, offering wildlife observation. Special Attractions: largest freshwater marsh ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking New York
Wurtsboro, NY - Hiking - 13 miles   
... Preview: This steep trail climbs into Lockwood Gap to the Escarpment Trail. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Black Dome, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A steep climb into Lockwood Gap to the Escarpment Trail. The short but scenic loop trail over Blackhead Mountain (3,940 feet) rewards you with the best scenery of the Blackhead Wild Forest without the ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
South Durham, NY - Hiking - 4.2 miles   
... Preview: An historic hike to an old quarry with views overlooking the Hudson River, with a spur to Plattekill Falls. This little lookout point, deep within the magical realms of the Platte Clove quarries and t ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking - 3.5 miles   
... Preview: This classic mountain notch leads to a secluded waterfall. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
West Kill Mountain, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A hike across the Schoharie-Esopus watershed divide to West Kill Falls. This is an easy-to-moderate hike that takes you into Diamond Notch via an old turnpike converted in 1937 to a ski and hiking tra ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Lanesville, NY - Hiking - 4.6 miles   
... Preview: Dry Brook Valley is a remote hike in the western Catskills in a firstgrowth forest. Off the beaten track, Dry Brook has experienced little change in thousands of years. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Margaretville, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A remote hike in the western Catskills in a first-growth forest little changed since the Ice Age. This interesting loop hike across the west-facing edge of Dry Brook Ridge has become more popular with ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Margaretville, NY - Hiking - 10.6 miles   
... Preview: This is a short and rewarding hike to the scenic cliffs of a glacial cirque in the epicenter of an ancient meteorite impact zone. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Slide Mountain, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A short and rewarding hike to the scenic cliffs of a glacial cirque in the epicenter of an ancient meteorite impact zone. This fairly short, rewarding hike will take you to the vertical lip of a glaci ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Oliverea, NY - Hiking - 3 miles   
... Preview: A short walk through hemlock and pitch-pine woods leads to a scenic overlook above Platte Clove and the Hudson Valley. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A short walk through hemlock and pitch pine woods to a scenic overlook above Platte Clove and the Hudson Valley. Huckleberry Point is an ideal picnicking spot, suitable for those sunny, clear days whe ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking - 3.5 miles   
... Preview: Hunter Mountain demands a long, gradual climb to the Catskills’ second-highest peak, with a quiet, westerly ledge viewpoint. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
West Kill Mountain, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A long, gradual climb to the Catskills’ second-highest peak and fire tower, with a quiet westerly ledge viewpoint. The most interesting and gradual climb to Hunter Mountain (4,040 feet—the Catskills’ ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Spruceton, NY - Hiking - 7.2 miles   
... Preview: Featuring an interior forest hike to a boreal summit with exciting views, Indian Head is among the Catskills’ most popular peaks. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Plateau Mountain, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This loop rewards with a classic Catskills setting, vistas, and challenge. Special attractions: Vistas, the 500-foot cliffs of Indian Head, wildflowers, fall foliage, and wildlife sightings. At times ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking New York
Saugerties, NY - Hiking - 7.5 miles    Best Trail in NY - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: An interior forest hike to a boreal summit with exciting views. Indian Head is a beguiling triad of peaks forming a profile that appears from afar to be a face. It is best seen from the north or east, ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Platte Clove, NY - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: This cliff-edge hike above Kaaterskill Clove to the North–South Lake Public Campground returns along the lakes. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A cliff-edge hike above Kaaterskill Clove to the North/South Lake Public Campsite, returning along the lakes. The scenic lookouts and labyrinthine footpaths surrounding the old mountain houses of Nort ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking - 8 miles   
... Preview: This hike to the state’s highest waterfall is the most popular short hike in the Catskills. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The most popular short hike in the Catskills, to the state’s highest waterfall, great for families. By the mid-nineteenth century Romantic period, Kaaterskill Falls had become the most popular symbol ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking - 1.4 miles   
... Preview: A long, remote hike into the isolated Kaaterskill Wild Forest Area offers spectacular views from Hurricane Ledge. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A long, remote hike into the isolated Kaaterskill Wild Forest Area, with spectacular views from Hurricane Ledge. High Peak was far more popular 100 years ago during the hotel heydays than it is today. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking - 10 miles   
... Preview: This easy hike is an ideal first outing for young children, featuring camping, boating, and hiking on an interpretive nature trail. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Ashokan Reservoir, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This day hike stitches together Little Pond and Touchmenot Mountain, touring mixed forest, conifer plantation, and meadow habitats. Special Attractions: little pond; modest views, fishing, spring and ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking New York
Livingston Manor, NY - Hiking - 5.3 miles   
... Preview: A former resort and recent battleground between developers and environmentalists, this state park preserve presents a tranquil natural realm. The site boasts beautiful white-cliff escarpmentss, pictu ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking New York
New Paltz, NY - Hiking - 11.8 miles    Best Trail in NY - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Three trails, each originating from a separate access point, introduce the Mohonk Area splendor-one of inspiring cliffs, grand views, and fragile habitats. Special Attractions: vistas, dramatic quart ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking New York
New Paltz, NY - Hiking - 10 miles   
... Preview: An interesting hike leads past a quarry and two lean-tos to the summit fire tower. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Phoenicia, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: An interesting hike past a quarry and two lean-tos to the summit fire tower. The hike up Mount Tremper (2,740 feet, previously Timothy Berg) is most direct and interesting from the southwest, followin ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Phoenicia, NY - Hiking - 5.6 miles   
... Preview: A popular outing along the Escarpment Trail’s cliffs leads to the favorite haunts of the Hudson River School of landscape painters. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A popular outing along the Escarpment Trail’s cliffs to the favorite haunts of the Hudson River school of landscape painters. This historic, scenic day hike begins along the legendary cliffs of Pine O ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: This Catskill Mountains loop travels the escarpment and wooded outskirts of North-South Lake, snaring views and passing cultural sites. Special Attractions: escarpment ledges, vistas, a monument and ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking New York
Catskill, NY - Hiking - 10 miles    Best Trail in NY - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This steep hike climbs to old hotel ruins, a fire tower, and Eagle Cliff from Meads Mountain, above the town of Woodstock. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Plateau Mountain, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Suitable for a day outing or backpack, this hike mainly travels former woods roads through mixed forests, visiting a lake and an abandoned lookout tower. Special Attractions: vistas, lake, lean-tos, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking New York
Saugerties, NY - Hiking - 13.5 miles   
... Preview: A steep hike to the old hotel ruins and the fire tower and Eagle Cliff from Meads, above the town of Woodstock. Overlook Mountain (3,140 feet) is Woodstock’s own mecca. The trailhead begins at the hei ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Byrdcliffe, NY - Hiking - 5 miles   
... Preview: This is the historic carriage road route that once led to the Catskill Mountain House and today brings hikers to a pair of peaceful lookouts over lower Kaaterskill Clove and the Hudson Valley. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: An historic carriage road to a pair of peaceful lookouts over lower Kaaterskill Clove and the Hudson Valley. To reach this quiet and isolated pair of overlooks, you hike the historic Old Mountain Road ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking - 8 miles   
... Preview: This remote wilderness hike leads to a pair of quiet boreal summits with southwesterly views. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Table Mountain, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A remote wilderness hike to a pair of quiet boreal summits with southwesterly views. What will impress you most about Peekamoose and its environs are its storybook forests and the remarkable clarity o ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Branch, NY - Hiking - 10 miles   
... Preview: A very steep rise out of Stony Clove Notch leads to a long, level plateau with isolated views. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Hunter Mountain, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A very steep rise out of Stony Clove Notch to a long, level plateau with isolated views. Stony Clove Notch is a narrow mountain pass with all the rugged visual appeal Longstreth promises. It is formed ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Edgewood, NY - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: This steep hike climbs to a quiet ledge overlooking Kaaterskill Clove, the vantage for Sanford R. Gifford’s painting October in the Catskills (1845). ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A steep hike to a quiet ledge overlooking Kaaterskill Clove, the vantage for Sanford R. Gifford’s October in the Catskills (1845). Only recently rediscovered after a very long period of anonymity (pos ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Palenville, NY - Hiking - 3.4 miles   
... Preview: A short, steep hike to the last fire tower that operated in the Catskills. Great for family outings. The bare, bright footlands of the Neversink highlands were cleared long ago, the earth sown with po ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Ladleton, NY - Hiking - 2.2 miles   
... Preview: This easy, short trail provides beautiful river scenery and is an excellent starter outing for young children. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Saugerties, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A scenic, day-long hike climbs the Catskills’ highest peak, in the Slide Mountain Wilderness area. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Slide Mountain, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Traveling hemlock-deciduous and fir-birch forests, this popular trail tags the highest point in the Catskills and passes Burroughs Plaque and Curtis Monument. Special Attractions: vistas, rare high-e ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking New York
Woodstock, NY - Hiking - 7 miles    Best Trail in NY - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A day-long hike up the Catskills highest peak in the Slide Mountain Wilderness area. Very scenic. John Burroughs would never have suspected that the mountain, which had so successfully defied his clim ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Branch, NY - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: The Indian Ladder Trail follows a narrow catwalk trail beneath the cliffs of the world’s oldest exposed surface limestone, with extending trails along the Helderberg Escarpment. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Voorheesville, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Twin is a double-peaked mountain with superior views of the Hudson Valley and the Indian Head Wilderness Area. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Plateau Mountain, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A double-peaked mountain with superior views of the Hudson Valley and the Indian Head Wilderness Area. Twin-peaked Twin Mountain is one of the Devil’s Path mountains, those craggy and tempestuous summ ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Elka Park, NY - Hiking - 4.4 miles   
... Preview: This beautiful walk offers sweeping views of the Schoharie floodplain and the northern Catskills. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Middleburg, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This demanding hike crosses the elongated West Kill plateau, taking hikers to the scenic Buck Ridge Lookout. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
West Kill Mountain, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A demanding hike across the elongated West Kill plateau, to the scenic Buck Ridge Lookout. This is the longer but gentler approach to West Kill Mountain from Spruceton, with a slightly greater vertica ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Spruceton, NY - Hiking - 9.4 miles   
... Preview: Windham High Peak is a charming, but strenuous, walk through mature spruce plantations to the northern Escarpment with sweeping views to the north. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Blackhead, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A charming, but strenuous, walk through mature spruce plantations to the northern escarpment with sweeping views to the north. This scenic hike follows the Escarpment’s northern shoulder, where the lo ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Maplecrest, NY - Hiking - 6.6 miles   
... Preview: A steep climb from the rustic Woodland Valley leads to a scenic area that is a favorite of many Catskill hikers. ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley
Cornell Mountain, NY - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A steep climb from the rustic Woodland Valley to an area that is a favorite of many Catskill hikers. Wittenberg Mountain (a.k.a. The Wittenberg, 3,780 feet) is a favorite among hikers who regard its s ... Related information:... From the guidebook AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley
Woodland, NY - Hiking - 9.4 miles   

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