This is an 11.6-mile hike from Platte Clove to Overlook Mountain and back. The day’s journey will include the Overlook Mountain Fire Tower, Codfish Point, and Echo Lake. Rated as difficult, this hike is expected to take eight hours. The hike requires registration by Friday, November 17 and is limited to 12 people. Participants need to bring lunch/ snacks, water/ beverage, headlamp, sturdy boots, and proper clothing, including bright orange clothing. Dogs are not permitted on this hike. To register contact Al Purdy at Albertpurdy1@aol.com or (845) 489-2332.
The hike begins at the parking area at 2425 Platte Clove Rd, Elka Park, NY 12427. From the NYS Thruway Saugerties Exit 20 NORTH turn left onto NYS Route 212, cross the Thruway, and then turn right onto right onto NYS Route 32 North. (Follow directions below.) From the NYS Thruway Saugerties Exit 20 SOUTH, turn right onto NYS Route 32 North and follow the directions below.
From Exit 20 follow NYS Route 32 North for 5.8 miles. Then continue straight onto NYS Route 32a for 1.9 miles. Turn left at the light onto NYS Route 23a for 6.5 miles to South Main Street in Tannersville (see brown-and-white signs for Devil’s Path). Turn left onto South Main and continue to Railroad Ave. Turn left and continue onto Platte Clove Road (County Hwy 16). From the sharp bend to the left (intersection with Bloomer Road, with signs for Long Path), continue 5.2 miles and the short driveway to the parking area (marked Long Path) is on the left. Meet here and be ready to go at 8:30. GPS Coordinates: 42.13387, -74.08188