Like its Pepacton Range neighbor Cabot Mountain, Middle Mountain is just shy of qualifying as a Catskills 100 highest. To reach its 2965′ summit we’ll cross another “almost”, an unnamed 2942′ mountain and its sub-peak 2778′ Mary Smith Hill. We’ll finish on 2850′ Beech Hill, enjoying some nice views towards the Beaverkill Range along the way. Approximately 1665′ ascent. Along this route we’ll pass through miles of first growth forest and enjoy the spring ephemeral wildflowers.
Event Duration: 5.6 miles, 6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Leader(s): Andes Hikers
Bring: good hiking shoes, something to drink, lunch or snacks, wear layered moisture wicking clothing that will keep you comfortable and warm. Hiking poles and gaiters are recommended.
Registration required by May 14th: Register by contacting the leader. See below.
Dogs allowed: Well behaved dogs are welcome.
Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to: Wendell George at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-586-6273. Be sure to provide a way to reach you the morning of the hike in case plans need to be changed. If you cannot attend, please notify the leader as soon as possible so we will not wait for you unnecessarily and so others may join us.
Driving Directions: From SR 28/30 in Margaretville, go about 3 miles to the intersection of these two highways and turn southwest (left) onto SR 30. Follow SR 30 to the Shavertown Bridge. Continue across the bridge on SR 30 2.4 miles to Beech Hill Rd. Turn south and go about 3 miles to the trailhead parking area.
From Livingston Manor, NY, take old route 17 and a slight right onto Beaverkill Road for 8.8 miles, turn left onto Beech Hill Road, 2.6 miles on the right.
Note: There are two trailhead markers about 0.2 miles apart. We will meet at the southern one, which has a parking area next to the road.
GPS: 42°03’02.0″N 74°46’44.5″W; 42.050550, -74.779034
We’ll spot cars here and drive to the Holiday and Berry Brook Rd. trailhead to begin the hike.