Dry Brook Ridge Trail

Catskill Park, New York

Distance12.6mi
Elevation Gain6,925ft
Trailhead Elevation2,546ft
Top3,459ft
Elevation Min/Max1378/3459ft
Elevation Start/End2546/2546ft

Dry Brook Ridge Trail

Dry Brook Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Ulster County and Delaware County, New York. It is within Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest, Dry Brook Ridge Wild Forest, and Catskill Park. It is 12.6 miles long and begins at 2,546 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 25.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 6,925 feet. Pakatakan Mountain (elevation 2,438 feet) can be seen along the trail. There are also a shelter and a spring along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Neversink - Hardenburgh Trail, Balsam Lake Mountain Trail, German Hollow (Yellow) and Huckleberry Loop.

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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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"Dry Brook Valley is a remote hike in the western Catskills in a firstgrowth forest. Off the beaten track, Dry Brook has experienced little change in thousands of years." Read more
Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills (The Mountaineers Books)
Bill Ingersoll
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"Dry Brook Ridge falls short of qualifying as one of the High Peaks by a mere 40 feet, and that slim margin seems to be all that is keeping this from being a more popular mountain. The grades are moderate, the length is reasonable, and the views are fine. This is a very good mountain for a winter snowshoe hike, but compared to the High Peaks to the south and east it is only lightly visited. Several trailheads give access to Dry Brook Ridge, but one of the more scenic begins off of Hill Road, on the southwest side of the mountain." Read more

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Trail Information

Catskill Park
Nearby City
Catskill Park
Parks
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
USGS Margaretville; USGS Fleischmanns
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Dec 2018