Indian Head Mountain Loop

Tannersville, New York

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West of Saugerties, this loop rewards with a classic Catskill setting, vistas, and challenge. Central to this hike are the 500-foot cliffs of Indian Head. Wildflowers, fall foliage, and wildlife sightings lend to the attraction. Above the 3,000-foot elevation, a rare spruce-fir complex claims part of the journey.
Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures

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Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures

by Rhonda and George Osterag (Falcon Guides)

West of Saugerties, this loop rewards with a classic Catskill setting, vistas, and challenge. Central to this hike are the 500-foot cliffs of Indian Head. Wildflowers, fall
foliage, and wildlife sightings lend to the attraction. Above the 3,000-foot elevation, a
rare spruce-fir complex claims part of the journey.

© 2009 Rhonda and George Osterag/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Tannersville
Length: 6.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4-5 hours
Season: Spring through Fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: New York State DEC, Region 4, Stamford Office, 65561 Highway 10, Suite 1, Stamford 12167; (607) 652-7365; www.dec.ny.gov
Local Maps: New York–New Jersey Trail Conference Trail Map 41, Northeastern Catskill Trails (available at traditional and online bookstores or from the Conference: www.nynjtc.org)
Topo Map: Indian Head Mountain Loop Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

8/16/2009

Nice hike. We made the hike in reverse. The start was nice, then got steep. We had a slight problem with the dogs traversing some of the steep parts of the trail heading down, (up if you follow this guide), the Indian Head peak. If you have dogs on this hike, you may want to bring rope and harness for them. Steep drop-offs at the trails edge are breath taking. Beautiful hike!

8/10/2008
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