CMC Hiking Trails Challenge: Hike Them All and Earn a Star


This new patch is designed to celebrate the trails that have been built by the CMC.  Though similar in design to our new CMC Hiking Trails patch available for purchase, these patches have one significant difference – the addition of a star.  They will be awarded only to those individuals who hike all of the CMC trails and submit an application showing the dates of each hike.  A log and application form can be downloaded using the link below.

In 2012, the CMC decided to build hiking trails with the purpose of creating trails of easy to moderate difficulty for hikers of many abilities,  conveniently located near local villages.  With the opening of the Ashokan Quarry Trail in Olivebridge, we have now designed, constructed and continue to maintain six trails in the Catskills with the generous help of many volunteers.  In cooperation with partners like the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, local governments, other public entities and private landowners, we have been able to develop the trails on lands that have many beautiful and historically significant features.  We are in the process of building a seventh trail that will be located in Arkville on a DEP parcel.  It is expected to open in 2021.

Detailed descriptions and maps of each trail can be downloaded on this website – look in the Where to Go menu.  Brochures containing brief descriptions and maps can be found at the trailheads and at various other outlets including the Catskills Visitor Center in Mount Tremper. The brochure can be viewed here. The maps are also available for download for smartphones using the Avenza Maps application. There is no charge for the Avenza app or the CMC trail maps, which are available individually or as a bundle.  Happy trails!

There is no charge for the patch.  We would appreciate your support for our programs, including this one.  Please make a donation or join the CMC.

Learn more about the CMC.

Download the application, complete and email to or print, complete and mail to:

Catskill Mountain Club

PO Box 404

Margaretville, NY 12455

We’d love it if you sent us pictures of your hikes to share on social media!


Congratulations to our Finishers!

Beth Altmann                      Karen Anderson                Brian Bacher                      Alec Betancourt

Nancy Botting                     Julia Bouchard                  Jim Bouton                         Jessica Breslin

Clare Carroll                       Samantha Cash                 Erika Choi                          Anne Croteau

Wendell George                  Christy Gradoia                 John Greene                      Krista Gressman

Dave Hellenga                    Teresa (Birdie) High           Ellie Hotaling                     Emma Hotaling

Linda Hotaling                     Tom Hotaling                     Barbara Jones                   Trish Johnston

Michele Kaufmann              Spencer Kaufmann           Wayne Kaufmann               Kevin Kenny

Cathy Kenny-Wilkerson      Shane Leclaire                  Jeffrey LeMonds                 Verda LeMonds

Jeff Levitt                             Pamela Martin                  Gillian Mathews                  Justin McNaughten

Margaret  McGrath              Edie Mesick                      Tom Miano                          Janice Miller

Cheryl Mondorf                    Bob Moses                       Ginny Nolan                        Karen O’Brien

Harold Oakhill                     Jeff Oliveri                         Chris Page                          Beth Paine

Nathan Parker                     Mark Petrie                       Christie Pietrantoni             Landon Pietrantoni

Stephen Radlein                 Laurie Rankin                    Tom Rankin                         Alice Reagan

Jennifer Reidy                    Jane Restani                      Ann Roberti                         Rick Roberts

Mary Rothaupt                   John Sandman                   Sam & Ink Schweikert         John Slechta

Elda Stifani                         Ramona Sunderwirth         Karen Valenta-Greene         Luanne Vallese

Kathleen Von Kohorn         Daniela Wagstaff                Annabelle Wasielewski.       Anne Wasielewski

Lisa Weismiller                   Kristie Wikane                    Patricia Woronewych           Roman Woronewych