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421 mi 677 km of trail 14 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 49 Trails Intermediate Trails 77 Trails Hard Trails 40 Trails
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gem Favorite Kaaterskill Waterfall takes on an entirely new character in wintertime.

Kaaterskill Falls

(1) Palenville, NY
gem Favorite View from the Escarpment Trail

Inspiration Point

(3) Palenville, NY

Recommended Routes in Catskill Forest Preserve - 14

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Favorite Sunset on Twin Peak
Difficult

The Devil's Path

23.1 mi 37.2 km 8,104' Up 2470.13 m Up 8,373' Down 2552.14 m Down

Manorville, NY
Favorite Black Dome stands in the distance from the Blackhead West Viewpoint.
Difficult

Catskills Black Dome and Blackhead Loop

6.2 mi 9.9 km 2,245' Up 684.37 m Up 2,247' Down 684.75 m Down

Cairo, NY
Favorite Sunset on Twin Peak
Very Difficult

Manitou's Revenge Ultramarathon

54.4 mi 87.5 km 14,548' Up 4434.32 m Up 15,616' Down 4759.78 m Down

Cairo, NY
Favorite Another glimpse from Huckleberry Point.
Intermediate

Huckleberry Point

4.8 mi 7.7 km 973' Up 296.52 m Up 971' Down 296.07 m Down

Palenville, NY
Favorite Every so often, you'll get a peek through the forest to the snow-capped mountains beyond.
Very Difficult

Friday Mountain

7.0 mi 11.3 km 2,805' Up 854.82 m Up 2,807' Down 855.43 m Down

Shokan, NY
Favorite Enjoy the Hunter Mountain Trail in wintertime to experience the majesty only a thick blanketing of snow can create.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hunter Mountain Loop

8.2 mi 13.2 km 1,964' Up 598.65 m Up 1,973' Down 601.23 m Down

Palenville, NY
Favorite Snowy summit on Balsam Mountain.
Difficult

Balsam Mountain

5.0 mi 8.1 km 1,719' Up 524.09 m Up 1,717' Down 523.43 m Down

Shokan, NY
Favorite Slide Mountain takes on a new character in the winter.
Intermediate

West Approach of Slide Mountain

5.5 mi 8.8 km 1,712' Up 521.88 m Up 1,712' Down 521.76 m Down

Shokan, NY

Trails in Catskill Forest Preserve - 152

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8.6 mi 13.8 km #1Burroughs Range Trail (Wittenburg Cornell Slide Trail)
Difficult
Shokan, NY
Difficult
Shokan, NY 15 
8.3 mi 13.4 km #2Giant Ledge-Panther-Fox Hollow Trail
Difficult
Shokan, NY
Difficult
Shokan, NY 11 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Kaaterskill Falls Trail
Intermediate
Palenville, NY
Intermediate
Palenville, NY 16 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #4Pecoy Notch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Manorville, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Manorville, NY
5.6 mi 9.0 km #5Neversink Hardenburgh Trail
Intermediate
Livingston Manor, NY
Intermediate
Livingston Manor, NY
12.0 mi 19.3 km #6Ashokan Rail Trail
Easy
West Hurley, NY
Easy
West Hurley, NY
1.7 mi 2.8 km #7Vernooy Kill Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Brownville, NY
Easy/Intermediate
Brownville, NY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #8Kaaterskill High Peak Summit Path - South
Difficult
Palenville, NY
Difficult
Palenville, NY
3.2 mi 5.1 km #9Kelly Hollow Long Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Livingston Manor, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Livingston Manor, NY
3.0 mi 4.8 km #10Seager Big Indian Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Shokan, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Shokan, NY
0.5 mi 0.8 km #11Kaaterskill High Peak Summit Path - North
Difficult
Palenville, NY
Difficult
Palenville, NY
2.3 mi 3.8 km #12Middle Mountain Trail
Difficult
Livingston Manor, NY
Difficult
Livingston Manor, NY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #13Kelly Hollow Short Loop Trail Connector
Easy
Livingston Manor, NY
Easy
Livingston Manor, NY
2.3 mi 3.7 km #14Overlook Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Woodstock, NY
Intermediate
Woodstock, NY 11 
22.0 mi 35.4 km #15Escarpment Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cairo, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Cairo, NY
3.4 mi 5.4 km #16Phoenicia East Branch Trail (Yellow)
Intermediate/Difficult
Shokan, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Shokan, NY
5.3 mi 8.5 km #17Overlook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Palenville, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Palenville, NY
13.5 mi 21.7 km #18Pine Hill - West Branch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Shokan, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Shokan, NY
6.0 mi 9.6 km #19Black Dome Mountain Trail
Difficult
Cairo, NY
Difficult
Cairo, NY
3.4 mi 5.4 km #20Spruceton Trail
Intermediate
Palenville, NY
Intermediate
Palenville, NY

Photos of Catskill Forest Preserve - 245

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Kaaterskill Waterfall takes on an entirely new character in wintertime.
Mar 1, 2017 near Palenville, NY
Sunset on Twin Peak
Apr 18, 2019 near Woodstock, NY
The fire tower was covered in plenty of ice amidst the throes of winter.
Apr 2, 2017 near Woodstock, NY
autumn view from one of the ledges
Oct 2, 2019 near Shokan, NY
Woodstock
Apr 11, 2019 near Woodstock, NY
View from the fire tower on Overlook Mtn
Jan 17, 2018 near Woodstock, NY
Every so often, you'll get a peek through the forest to the snow-capped mountains beyond.
Feb 12, 2017 near Shokan, NY
Slide Mountain takes on a new character in the winter.
May 9, 2017 near Shokan, NY