Ashokan High Point Trail Red

Catskill Park, New York

Elevation Gain4,045ft
Trailhead Elevation1,124ft
Elevation Min/Max1086/3085ft
Elevation Start/End1124/1124ft

Ashokan High Point Trail Red

Ashokan High Point Trail (Red) is a hiking trail in Town of Olive, New York. It is within Sundown Wild Forest, Catskill Park, and Slide Mountain Wilderness. It is 5.9 miles long and begins at 1,124 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,045 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Rock Shelter rock shelter, the Rock Shelter rock, the Keyhole Spring, Bear Wallow, and Bear Wallow springs, Ashokan High Point (elevation 3,081 feet), and Peak View Ledge and other viewpoints can be seen along the trail. There is also a camp site along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Closed and Private.

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Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills (The Mountaineers Books)
Bill Ingersoll
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"The highest mountain in the Ashokan Range, south of Esopus Creek, is named simply High Point on USGS maps. However, to distinguish this High Point from others such as Windham and Kaaterskill, it is more commonly referred to as Ashokan High Point, or even Shokan High Point. At 3080 in feet, it is not ranked among the thirty-five High Peaks. However, its position along the Escarpment and its isolation from other mountains gives it quite a view. From the summit, one can enjoy a vast vista south and east across the Hudson Valley, ranging from Kingston to New Jersey. Further northwest along the ridge, open blueberry meadows permit views of the mountains composing the Burroughs Range, with Slide itself presiding above its neighbors. As beautiful as the summit may be, so too is the hike to the mountain along Kanape Brook. Here is one of the precious few Catskill valleys lying entirely within the Forest Preserve. The first 2 miles of this hike follow a well-defined roadbed through this valley—a section that alone recommends itself as an easy walk through deep woods, eminently suitable for both skiing and snowshoeing. The climb to the summit is moderately steep, with only a few brief scrambles over rock ledges." Read more
AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Peter Kick
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"A gradual climb to a scenic and extensive blueberry heath affords intimate views of the high peaks." Read more

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Trail Information

Catskill Park
Nearby City
Catskill Park
USGS West Shokan; AMC Catskill Mountains
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Dec 2018