Long Pond - Beaverkill Ridge Trail (Red) is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Sullivan County and Ulster County, New York. It is within Catskill Park, Willowemoc Wild Forest, and Big Indian Wilderness. It is 4.4 miles long and begins at 1,985 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 408 feet. Along the trail there is a peak.
Long Pond - Beaverkill Ridge Trail (Red) Professional Review and Guide
"Long Pond is a terrific destination for a family new to hiking or camping. The 2-mile, round-trip hike covers relatively level terrain and involves few trail junctions. Whether or not you plan to spend the night, the kids will enthusiastically investigate the well-built lean-to (it sleeps six) before racing to the pond in search of critters. For a day visit, we recommend that you bring a sheer net for skimming across the surface of the pond (or an old nylon stocking stretched over a coat hanger), a book to identify the animal tracks you’ll see along the bank of Willowemoc Creek and the shoreline of the pond, extra shoes for wading, towels for overeager waders, binoculars, and a picnic lunch. If you plan to stay overnight, bring along a flashlight covered with red cellophane. You can take a midnight stroll to spot wildlife: the subdued red light is less disruptive to animals, so you’ll see more."
--Cynthia Copeland & Thomas Lewis, Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills & Hudson River Valley (The Mountaineers Books).
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