Enjoy a hike in the Western Catskills with this 7-8 mile out-and-back, moderate-to-difficult hike to Dry Brook Ridge, which is a requirement for the Catskill Mountain Club’s grid. The hike is not too strenuous (about 1500’ elevation gain), and it has a handful of very nice viewpoints along the ridge. It’s a pretty hike in the woods to enjoy nature. There’s a short herd path (a little bushwhack) that leads to the summit. We’ll either eat lunch near the summit or retrace our steps to enjoy our lunch at a better viewpoint.
To register for this hike, please contact Siu S. Yuen via email at email@example.com by 6PM on September 8. Participants need to bring at least two liters of water, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, and most importantly, sturdy hiking boots. Dogs are not permitted on this hike. The rain date is September 10.
We will meet at the Hill Road Trailhead parking area and be ready to go at 9AM. To reach the Hill Road parking area from the east, take State Route 28/30 1.9 mi. miles west from Fair St. Margaretville and turn left, following the signs for the Hill Road Trailhead. From the west, take State Route 28/30 east 1.2 miles from the junction of State Routes 28 & 30 at Dunraven and turn right, then following the signs for the Hill Road Trailhead. The GPS Coordinates for the Hill Road Trailhead are 42.116056, -74.646553.