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    Tannersville, New York

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    Staatsburg, NY
    Pathfinder | 60 pts
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    11/26/2006
    We like this trail in the winter because the views are better earlier on. This is not a 13 mile hike if you start outside of Woodstock by the Budist Monastary. It is 2.5 miles 1 way. Neat old mountain house ruins and the fire tower at the top gives you an added bonus. There is trailhead parking.
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    Brooklyn, NY
    Pathfinder | 80 pts
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    8/22/2006
    A wonderful Catskills hike in any season...go mid-week, early in the summer/late spring and you'll have the trail to yourself. Winter hiking can get a little icey, so watch your footing. The start is an ankle bender, but the trail smooths out higher up just as the views invite your stare.
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    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    9/20/2002
    This is a very boring hike, if you could call it that. I use it to train during the winter. If you want to do a fairly easy hike do Huckleberry Point or a great, but more difficult hike such as Wittenberg. This is just a long walk up a steep road for 2.5 miiles, unless you want to see the ruins of the old Catskill Mtn. House.
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    Big Indian, NY
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    9/26/2000
    While the Overlook Trail is not very challenging, it provides great opportunities that many trails do not in the Catskill Region. The trail is a old road that leads to a recently-restored fire tower that is now open to the public and staffed by an interpreter on weekends. You also pass by ruins of the famous Overlook Hotel, which when in operation was the highest (elevation) such large hotel in the State. The trail is often crowded on weekends because of its proximity to Woodstock - however construction of a new parking area/trailhead is in the planning stages. Incredible views of the Hudson Valley, Catskill High Peaks, and Ashokan Reservoir await. You will enjoy!
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    Trail Information

    Tannersville
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    13.8
    Distance
    1,250 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    8-9.5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Snowmobiling, Hunting, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing
    Additional Use
    New York State DEC, Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz 12561; (845) 2563083; www.dec.ny.gov or New York State DEC, Region 4, Stamford Office, 65561 Highway 10, Suite 1, Stamford 12167; (607) 652-7365; www.dec.ny.gov
    Local Contacts
    DEC Indian Head Wilderness and Overlook Mountain Wild Forest maps (available online) or New York– New Jersey Trail Conference Trail Map 41, Northeastern Catskill Trails (available at traditional and online bookstores or from the Conference: www.nynjtc.org)
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