Postponed | Hike the Blacks, 3rd and 4th Highest Catskill Peaks


This hike was postponed due to an unanticipated scheduling conflict. It will be rescheduled during the Catskills Lark in the Park.

This wonderful hike begins on a lovely streamside trail coming up a pass between the peaks. We then get to enjoy great scrambles and gorgeous views from 3980′ Black Dome and 3940′ Blackhead, which is the highest point on the lovely Catskill Escarpment. This hike is for the experienced hiker who wants to have a full day of hiking fun in late Spring. The hike is perfect for peakbaggers and CATs redliners, as well as those who have done it all and just want that day outdoors. Come join this challenging fun day outdoors!

Always come prepared for changes in weather here in the Catskills! And please dress in layers! Have lunch, snacks and plenty of fluids, especially water.

Poor weather must cancel due to terrain.

Pre-register June 1-9 by email or phone, leaving full name, email and a contact phone number for day of hike. Limited registration. Note NO email after noon Friday, June 10. PHONE after then. Contact Deanna at or 845 216-2021.

Directions:  See Map #141 northeastern catskills At the end of Big Hollow Road (County Route 56) in Maplecrest, NY. (42.28884, -74.11505)

From State Route 23 at the east end of Windham, NY take NY-296 S for 1.5 miles which turns into Maplecrest Road.  Turn right onto County Road 40 and proceed for 1.8 miles and turn left on Big Hollow Road (Route 56).  Proceed on Big Hollow Road for 4.2 miles.  The parking area is on the right at the end of Big Hollow Road.

From Hunter and Tannersville use Route 23A , turning north onto 23C, and then going on to MAPLECREST road (CR 40) and then a right onto Big Hollow Road, proceeding to the end of the road.

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