Starting at the suspension bridge over the scenic Beaver Kill, we’ll hike to Mongaup Pond via the Mongaup – Hardenburgh Trail. We’ll return via the Mongaup – Willowemoc and Long Pond Beaver Kill Ridge trails. Along the way, we’ll summit 2 Catskill Hundred Highest mountains: Willowemoc (3220 ft) and Sand Pond (3057 ft).
Event Duration: 18 miles, 12 hours
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Leader(s): Marv Freedman
Bring: Water resistant hiking boots, hiking poles, at least 2 liters of water/sports drink, snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, headlamp. map and compass (recommended),
Registration required by 07/18/2021. 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 Catskills All Trails Challenge, this hike completes the Mongaup – Hardenburgh, and Mongaup – Willowemoc trails, and the portion of the Long Pond Beaver Kill Ridge trail North of Flugertown Rd.
This hike is listed as a trail hike, but short bushwhacks are required to reach the Willowemoc and Sand Pond summits.
Elevations listed for these Catskills Hundred Highest peaks are based on the latest NYNJTC map.
Covid-19 Guidelines: Wear a mask while congregated in the parking lot or at other sites. Hike single file, following social distancing protocols. Avoid carpooling except with members of your household. Use your own pen when signing in, or use hand sanitizer. Note: As vaccination rates rise, risks decrease. We will phase out these guidelines when rates improve significantly. In the meantime, please protect others and yourself by following these simple, CDC endorsed guidelines.
Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/REEJ8aoK3b3Yvbov6
From NY-17 Northbound, take exit 96 toward Livingston Manor. Turn right on Debruce Rd. Turn right on Old Route 17 (Rock Ave), and continue for 1.3 miles. Turn Right onto Beaverkill Rd, and follow it for 18.4 miles to small DEC parking area on right.
GPS coordinates: 42.01265 -74.622618