"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."