Platte Clove Preserve Nature Trail

Loop / 0.5 miles /

The Nature Trail is a 1/2 mile loop trail on the south side of the Plattekill Creek that gives visitors the opportunity to walk along the creek, see the top of Platte Clove and walk through the ruins of a former boarding house that existed on the site in the 19th century. The trail starts at the intersection with the Overlook Trail, about 50 feet after the Overlook Trail crosses the Plattekill Creek. Turn left onto the nature trail, crossing a small brook. Then follow the nature trail to the edge of Platte Clove, then along the edge to the ruins of the boarding house before climbing slightly and then returning to the intersection with the Overlook Trail.

Seasonal Platte Clove Road Closure Alert

The easterly two- and one-half miles of Town of Hunter Route 9, known as Platte Clove Mountain Road, is a seasonal limited use highway. It is tentatively scheduled to re-open at 4:30 PM on Friday, May 14, 2021. Normally the road reopens for the season on April 15th, however due to rock slides this year the road will reopen in mid-May. The road is accessible before May 14th from the west side.

Town of Hunter Platte Clove Closure Announcement


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Platte Clove Preserve - Catskill Center, Platte Clove Road, Elka Park, NY, USA

Located in the northeastern Catskills, the Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Preserve is comprised of 208 acres with beautiful waterfalls and trails at the head of the rugged and scenic Platte Clove in the Town of Hunter, Greene County. The preserve remains a pristine wilderness area open for the quiet enjoyment of the public. Each year […]
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