Windham High Peak Trail

Durso Corner, New York 12454

Windham High Peak Trail

Windham High Peak Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"At 3524 feet in elevation, Windham is one of the less conspicuous of the thirty-five Catskill High Peaks, especially when viewed from the neighboring Blackhead Range; but its position along the Escarpment gives it a dramatic profile above NY 23. There are three trailheads and two approaches to the summit of Windham High Peak, with either of the approaches from the west being among the most moderate mountain climbs in the Catskill region. In fact the mountain’s western face is so gently sloped that at one time farm pastures were cleared to nearly the 2800-foot level. Civilian Conservation Corps crews replanted them with Norway spruce in the 1930s, but stone fences still trace pasture boundaries. The trail climbs 1400 feet in 3.3 miles, making it an easy snowshoe climb."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Peter Kick
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"Windham High Peak is a charming, but strenuous, walk through mature spruce plantations to the northern Escarpment with sweeping views to the north." Read more

Windham High Peak Trail Reviews

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This trail was rated moderate. I thought it was pretty tough. This was my first go on snowshoes and my first true winter hike, so i am sure that made it seem more difficult. There wasn't quite enough snow for the snowshoes the whole way , but enough to make it a tricky hike for a novice. The guide provided by varied from another guide i checked the same hike on.

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Trail Information

Durso Corner
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3–4 hours
2,060 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,524 feet
Top Elevation
NYS DEC Stamford Office
Local Contacts
USGS Hensonville, Freehold
Local Maps

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Dec 2018