All Trails

An ever-growing searchable database of all the publicly accessible trails in the Catskills, from easy strolls to challenging mountain climbs.

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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 lollipop loop hike that begins right off of Route 28A (look for signage about 0.2 miles after you pass the western Ashokan Reservoir Promenade Parking Area). This two mile trail has interpretive signage about the Catskills and the Watershed. Hikers pass by a quarry that was used in the construction of the Ashokan Reservoir […]

Some steep climbs heading out of downtown Phoenicia lead to beautiful views. Good for hikers and families looking for a moderate challenge.

The Waterfall Trail is an approximately 1/3 mile, one-way trail to the base of Plattekill Falls. The trail begins at the trail junction in front of the informational kiosk just above the Red Cabin. From here the trail goes eastward and slopes downward to the edge of the clove and then turns and descends to […]

Hike to a lovely pond and enjoy the views of the Pepacton Reservoir.

A nice hike with a big payoff in the form of an overlook with gorgeous views.

A consistent climb that leads to beautiful views, a fire tower, and the ruins of the Overlook Mountain House.  This trail is popular and the parking lots fill up fast. You can continue on to nearby Echo Lake, where there are primitive camp sites.

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.

This popular trail leads to some of the best views in the Catskills. There are multiple ledges providing sweeping vistas. You can continue on the trail to summit Panther Mountain for additional views. Parking is limited and the trail sees high traffic, especially during the summer and autumn.

Giant Ledge view in winter