This hike combines a 9 mile trail loop to Ashokan High Point (3080 feet, Catskill Hundred Highest #83) with a 5+ mile bushwhack to Little Rocky (3015 feet, CHH #95) and a short bushwhack to Little Ashokan. If the weather is clear we’ll have great views of Ashokan Reservoir and several high peaks. We’ll visit the site of a WW II trainer crash. Our pace will be moderate, and we’ll have frequent, short water/snack breaks. This hike is listed as difficult because of its length (about 15 miles), and because of the the unpredictable nature of the bushwhack to Little Rocky.
Event Duration: 15 miles, 10 hours
Level of Difficulty: Difficult — Bushwhack
Leader(s): Marv Freedman
Bring: 2 to 3 liters of water, lunch, snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, comfortable waterproof hiking boots, hiking poles (recommended)
Registration required by May 19. Register by contacting the leader. See below.
Group size is limited to 12, so register early.
Dogs allowed: Yes, only with permission of event leader
Additional Information: For those working on the Catskill’s All Trails Challenge, this hike will complete the Ashokan High Point trail shown on NYNJTC Map 143.
The hike duration (10 hours expected) could vary significantly depending on the pace of the group, and how long we spend enjoying the views and exploring the plane crash.
Questions about this event can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Driving Directions: Kanape Brook Parking Area
Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/pq217zP3pdE2
From the intersection of Rt 28A and Watson Hollow Rd (RT 42), drive West 4.1 miles. Parking area will be on your right.
GPS: 41.935465, -74.328244