The Shavertown Trail was created by the Catskill Mountain Club on land owned by the NYCDEP, with the assistance of the Town of Andes and support from the NYCDEP and the NY-NJ Trail Conference.
Note: The old trail section above the pond has been abandoned, with all markers down. The area was extensively logged and is not suitable for use at this time. The new Tremperskill Overlook Trail has been created to take advantage of views opened up by the logging operation.
The trailhead is on County Rt 1, about a tenth of a mile north of the intersection of Route 30 and County Rt 1 / BWS 4 in Andes. Park at the parking lot by the bridge.
Driving directions to the Shavertown Trail as well as the Andes Rail Trail and Palmer Hill Trail can be found here.
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Is camping permitted along the Shavertown Trail with overnight parking at the boat launch parking area…? Sounds like it might make for a cool overnight backpacking trip 🙂
Sorry, but camping is not permitted on DEP property.
Ares dogs allowed on the trail?
Yes, dogs are allowed. They must be “under your control” but do not need to be leashed.
Nice hike- good workout. Near the very top we came across a otherworldly spot of mossy rocks covered with clumps of deep orange mushrooms- with the magical Red Efts crawling nearby. Truly a special experience.
Is fishing allowed
Fishing in Snake Pond is allowed. It is a small pond and is currently turbid due to the recent work on the dam.
Any restrictions on stargazing and astrophotography?
Both stargazing and photography are permitted on the Shavertown Trail and on other trails. Many DEP lands are now open to everyone for low impact recreation, including the Shavertown parcel. Some parcels, including those that surround reservoirs, have restricted access that requires a free DEP permit.