Blackhead Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This steep trail climbs into Lockwood Gap to the Escarpment Trail."
--Peter Kick, AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"From neighboring mountains, Blackhead is a lump of a mountain with a rounded top and steep sides. It is connected to but somewhat apart from Black Dome Mountain, and while it is part of the Escarpment, it towers above every other knob on that mountain wall. In fact, it is higher than most other Catskill peaks—at 3940 feet, it is the fourth highest in the park. As a winter snowshoe hike, the steep mountainsides present a formidable obstacle no matter which of the three trails you take to or from the summit. The rock ledges along the trail are certain to have patches of ice under the snow. But if you take your time and make sure to maintain three points of contact with the mountain at all times as you climb, you will find Blackhead to be among the most rewarding climbs in the Catskills."
--Bill Ingersoll, Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills (The Mountaineers Books).
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