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    Echo Lake Trail yellow

    Catskill Park, New York
    Distance0.6mi
    Elevation Gain444ft
    Trailhead Elevation2,518ft
    Top2,518ft
    Elevation Min/Max2074/2518ft
    Elevation Start/End2518/2518ft

    Echo Lake Trail yellow

    Echo Lake Trail (yellow) is a hiking trail in Ulster County and Greene County, New York. It is within Overlook Turnpike Primitive Bicycle Corridor, Catskill Park, and Indian Head Wilderness. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 2,518 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 444 feet. The trail ends near the Echo Lake Lean-To shelter.
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    Old Westfield, NY
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    2/7/2009
    Great trail, packed snow up to fire tower, started around 10:30 am, Carriage road was an easy 2 miles up to the ruins and fire tower. Broke trail through to Echo Lake, signs are easy to follow. Snow was great, definitely glad we brought the snow shoes. Echo lake was great at this time of year, Lean-to was a nice place to relax. Downhill from Fire Tower to Echo lake but remember you have to hike back up. Arrived back at the car around 4:30. Excellent snow show trail.
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    Bill Ingersoll
    "Echo Lake is one of only two named ponds protected as wilderness in the Catskill Park. As such, it is disappointing to discover that the view from its shoreline lean-to is marred by the 300-foot television tower located on Overlook Mountain. Nevertheless, Echo Lake is a great winter snowshoeing destination, as well as an obvious way to extend the easy hike to Overlook Mountain. The route involves traversing part of the Escarpment, which is incarnated here as a flying buttress spanning the gulf between Overlook and Plattekill mountains." Read more

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    Catskill Park
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    Overlook Turnpike Primitive Bicycle Corridor
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    Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills

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