Stay at the campground or pay a day-use fee to enjoy the many amenties, including a pond, picnic areas, and a new, rustic-style playground.
A terrific hike all times of year, this trail has a gentle uphill slope for the first 2.72 miles as you follow a path alongside the Kanape Brook. When you reach a trail junction, travel to the left and for about a mile the trail will be steeply uphill (1000′) to the summit of Ashokan […]
A steep and rocky trail that leads up to the Mount Tremper Fire Tower. The summit of Tremper Mountain is 2730′ and the steel fire tower on the top is 47 feet tall. The traditional way to summit Tremper Mountain is from the parking area on Old Route 28 on the west side of the […]
Summit the tallest peak in the Catskills and enjoy a beautiful view from the summit of Slide in 5.6 miles. A moderately difficult uphill climb brings you to the top using red-blazed trail markers. The Slide Mountain Trail can be hiked as an out and back, or can be completed as a loop with the […]
A very rocky trail with consistent elevation gain leading to a fire tower. This hike begins at a trailhead on Route 214 near Stony Clove Notch in Hunter, NY. The trail ascends for approximately 2.35 miles and gains 2240 feet in elevation. The trail returns the same way, descending back down to the parking area. […]
A strenuous hike with a terrific reward at the top. Trail ascends steeply for 3.7 miles up from Woodland Valley Campground in Phoenicia, NY, through scenic forest land, following red trail markers, and returns using the same trail of 3.7 miles back down to the parking area. A small day use fee applies when you […]
A lovely wooded walk with stone walls and a John Burroughs memorial marker. Do part of the trail as an out-and-back or enjoy the red and yellow loop trails at the trail junctions.
Light snow could be headed our way this weekend, especially at the higher elevations of the Catskills. Colder temperatures and very heavy rain this past week will make trails icy at higher elevations and very wet at lower elevations. Please continue to follow recommendations on safety and social distancing from New York State and the […]
Outdoors Day at the Catskills Visitor Center is run in partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Catskill Center. This year the event will take place on Saturday, June 12th from 10am to 3pm. The Catskills Visitor Center’s Upper Esopus Fire Tower will be open all day, and all participants […]
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