Twin and Indian Head | Saturday, September 17, 2022, 8:30 AM
This is a 7-mile hike up to Twin (3,650 ft.) and Indian Head (3,573 ft.). We’re going to do a T. We’ll take the Devil’s Path trail (red) for 0.25 miles to the junction of Jimmy Notch Trail for 1.6 miles to the notch; then we’ll turn right to head over to Twin where we’ll see very nice views from the east peak. The view from this rock ledge is one of the better views and hard to match anywhere in the Catskills. We’ll continue for 0.7 miles to the west peak of Twin. From there, we’ll retrace our steps to Jimmy Notch and continue straight for 0.4 miles to the summit of Indian Head as we retrace our steps and return to our cars at the trailhead on Prediger Road. This hike is challenging hiking parts of the Devil’s Path with some scrambles. Continue reading →
Hike Up Windham High Peak | Saturday, September 24, 9:00 AM
7+mile moderate hike to Windham (3,524 ft) from Route 23. We’ll take the Escarpment Trail (blue) to the summit and back. The ascent never gets very steep but it is constant as the trail passes through mostly hardwood forests to a trail junction of the Elm Ridge Trail. A few switchbacks along the way, moderate what might be a steeper ascent.
Hike Dry Brook Ridge | Monday, October 3 | 8:30 AM
Enjoy a 7-8-mile out-and-back hike from Hill Road to the ledges along the higher portions of the ridge. This hike is rated moderate to difficult and is expected to take 4 hours. Please bring your own brunch and beverage.
Giant Ledge and Panther |Saturday, 10/15/2022, 8:30 AM
This 7-mile moderate out and back hike to Panther (3,720 ft) is rewarded with outstanding views at the several ledges that we encounter. The ascent is gradual with a few short steep areas. After the first 0.75 miles, we’ll reach Giant Ledge, one of several ledges. In the next 0.9 miles, we’ll arrive at the summit of Panther where the view of the valleys below is limited. We’ll continue a little more to a viewpoint after the summit of Panther to break for lunch. Continue reading →
Kelly Hollow is one of the most beautiful short trails in the Catskills with rocky streams and waterfalls. It has a combination of coniferous and deciduous forests with a lovely abandoned beaver pond near a lean-to at the top. Bring lunch and/or snacks to have at the lean-to (there is a privy nearby.)
Event Duration: 4 miles (About 3 hours, round trip)