This 9-mile hike begins at the Kanape Brook Trailhead and features a loop path that includes the summit of Ashokan High Point (3080’). Rated as difficult, there is 2150 feet of elevation gain and the overall journey is expected to take six hours.
Space is limited to 12 hikers, so please register early. Participants must register by November 3. Register by contacting Al Purdy at Albertpurdy1@aol.com or (845) 489-2332. Participants need to bring lunch/ snacks, water/ drinks, a headlamp, layered clothing/ rain/ snow protection, sturdy hiking boots, microspikes, a headlamp (preferred) or flashlight, and bright clothes for hunting season. Dogs are not permitted on this hike. Severe weather will postpone the hike.
To reach the Kanape Brook Trailhead from the Kingston/ Exit 19 of the NYS Thruway, follow State Route 28 west for 16.3 miles to Boiceville. Turn left onto Route 28A, follow for 3 miles, turn right onto Watson Hollow Road (Co. Hwy. 42) and follow for 4.1 miles to the Kanape Brook Parking Area on the right (821 Watson Hollow Road West Shokan, NY, 12494). GPS coordinates of Kanape Brook PA: 41.93579, -74.32827.
From the west on Route 28, Boiceville and the intersection with 28A is located 1.7 west east of the Catskills Visitors Center and 6.4 miles east of Phoenicia (intersection of State Routes 28 and 214). From Boiceville, follow the directions above to reach the Kanape Brook Parking Area (GPS coordinates: 41.93579, -74.32827.)