First Day Hike on Ashokan High Point | Wednesday, January 1, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

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Ashokan Reservoir from Ashokan High Point

Ashokan High Point (3086′) is a prominent mountain in the eastern Catskills overlooking the Ashokan Reservoir and the Burroughs Range. Elevation gain is about 2000′.  Most of hike is relatively easy, but there are some steep pitches. The trail follows the Kanape Brook for more than half the hike.

This hike is co-hosted by the CMC and the Catskills Visitor Center and sponsored by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Event Duration:  7.6 miles, 7 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult

Leaders: Wendell George of CMC and Olivia Bernard of CVC

Bring: Bring lunch , snacks, something to drink. Wear warm, moisture wicking clothing that is easy to layer, good hiking boots, headlamp or flashlight, snowshoes and microspikes. Hiking poles are recommended. Hike will be cancelled if weather causes hazardous road conditions.

Registration required by December 30th.  Register by contacting the leader. See below.

Group size is limited to 12, so register early.

Dogs allowed:  No

Questions about this event and registrations can be directed to: or call 845-586-6273. Provide contact information for the morning of the hike. Please be sure to notify the leader asap if you will need to cancel your registration.

Driving Directions:  Meet at the Catskills Visitor Center at

From the CVC we’ll go to the Kanape Brook parking area  (GPS: 41.935026, -74.328983).

From SR 28 in Hurley or in Boiceville, take Rte. 28A to the intersection with Watson Hollow Rd (CR42) in West Shokan. Go West 4.1 miles. Parking area will be on your right.

From SR 17 take the Liberty exit to SR 55 going east. Turn onto Rte 55A then go north towards Sundown. Follow CR.151, which becomes Peekamoose Road (CR 42) to the parking area on the left.

GPS coordinates: 42.027516, -74.272355

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