Join Al Purdy on this 7.5-mile round-trip hike to this 3524’ mountain in the northeast Catskills. This is a moderate-difficult trail hike that will take approximately six hours, beginning and ending at the Escarpment Trail Parking Area on Route 23 in the town of Windham. Participants need to bring lunch, 2-3 liters of water, and insect repellent.
Registration and notes: You must preregister for this hike by June 9. To register, contact Al Purdy by email Albertpurdy1@aol.com or by phone (845) 489-2332. Heavy rain for the day or severe thunderstorms will cancel the hike. Dogs are not allowed on this hike. Maximum number of hikers is 12.
Directions: From the NYS Thruway, take Exit 21 (Catskill); turn left from thruway entrance road and proceed a half-mile and turn right on State Route 23 (west). Follow Rte. 23 west for 19.5 miles and the Escarpment Trail/ Elm Ridge Parking Area is on the right, at the intersection with Cross Road. From Route 23 West, the trailhead is located east of the hamlet of Windham, 2.5 from Route 296 on the left side of the highway. GPS Coordinates: N 42.31259 W 74.19040