Blackhead Trail

Catskill Park, New York

Elevation Gain553ft
Trailhead Elevation3,944ft
Elevation Min/Max3417/3945ft
Elevation Start/End3944/3944ft

Blackhead Trail

Blackhead Trail is a hiking trail in Greene County, New York. It is within Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness and Catskill Park. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 3,944 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 553 feet. The trail ends near Blackhead and the Camp Steel overlook viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Black Dome Range Trail and Escarpment Trail.

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Peter Kick
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"This steep trail climbs into Lockwood Gap to the Escarpment Trail." Read more
Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills (The Mountaineers Books)
Bill Ingersoll
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"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." Read more

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Trail Information

Catskill Park
Nearby City
Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness
USGS Freehold; USGS Hensonville
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Dec 2018