The Shavertown Trail offers families and novice hikers a unique opportunity in the Catskills – a spectacular view after less than one moderately strenuous mile. You’ll break a sweat as you climb 520 feet to Snake Pond, but it is so worth it. Wander past a lovely pond, complete with pink and white water lilies in season, and enjoy the spectacular view of the Pepacton Reservoir. To the west of the pond you will find the junction with the Tremperskill Overlook Trail, marked in blue. This out and back is 0.7 miles one way. The overlook is situated on a massive rock formation visible from the trail.
The Shavertown Trail was created by the Catskill Mountain Club on land owned by the NYCDEP, with the assistance of the Town of Andes and support from the NYCDEP and the NY-NJ Trail Conference.
Note: The old trail section above the pond has been abandoned, with all markers down. The area was extensively logged and is not suitable for use at this time.
The trailhead is on County Rt 1, about a tenth of a mile north of the intersection of Route 30 and County Rt 1 / BWS 4 in Andes. Park at the parking lot by the bridge.
Driving directions to the Shavertown Trail as well as the Andes Rail Trail and Palmer Hill Trail can be found here.
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