Huckleberry Point Trail is a hiking trail in Town of Hunter, New York. It is within Kaaterskill Wild Forest and Catskill Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 2,392 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 727 feet. The trail ends near the Huckleberry Point viewpoint. There is also a cliff near the end of the trail.
Huckleberry Point Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A short walk through hemlock and pitch-pine woods leads to a scenic overlook above Platte Clove and the Hudson Valley."
--Peter Kick, AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"Looking for the kind of expansive views you have from a mountain summit without the demanding climb? Head for the overlook known as Huckleberry Point, where the breathtaking view extends west to Hunter Mountain and east to the Hudson River Valley. The 1.75-mile woods walk to the point is a cinch, but don’t plan on being bored. On our hike, we saw a baby porcupine stumble along the trail, a family of deer leap over the trail, and a black bear amble away from the trail (much to our relief). This is a good choice for a family in average physical condition without a lot of trail experience. There is little chance of getting lost, and you’ll be afforded some of the best views in the Catskill area with minimal effort. (An added bonus: this trail is tucked into an out-of-the-way corner of the Catskill Park, so you’re likely to have the woods to yourself. Well, you’ll have to share with the porcupines, deer, bears. . . . )"
--Cynthia Copeland & Thomas Lewis, Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills & Hudson River Valley (The Mountaineers Books).
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