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393 mi 633 km of trail 13 Runs

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 70 Trails Intermediate Trails 72 Trails Hard Trails 21 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

Runs in Catskill Forest Preserve - 13

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Favorite Sunset on Twin Peak
Difficult

The Devil's Path

23.1 mi 37.2 km • Point to Point • 8,104 ft Ascent 2470.13 m Ascent

(18) Manorville, NY
Favorite Black Dome stands in the distance from the Blackhead West Viewpoint.
Intermediate/Difficult

Catskills Black Dome and Blackhead Loop

6.2 mi 9.9 km • Loop • 2,245 ft Ascent 684.37 m Ascent

(9) Cairo, NY
Favorite Sunset on Twin Peak
Extremely Difficult

Manitou's Revenge Ultramarathon

54.4 mi 87.5 km • Point to Point • 14,548 ft Ascent 4434.32 m Ascent

(1) Cairo, NY
Favorite Every so often, you'll get a peek through the forest to the snow-capped mountains beyond.
Extremely Difficult

Friday Mountain

7.0 mi 11.3 km • Loop • 2,805 ft Ascent 854.82 m Ascent

(3) Shokan, NY
Favorite Another glimpse from Huckleberry Point.
Easy/Intermediate

Huckleberry Point

4.8 mi 7.7 km • Out and Back • 973 ft Ascent 296.52 m Ascent

(3) Palenville, 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 • Loop • 1,964 ft Ascent 598.65 m Ascent

(9) Palenville, NY
Favorite Snowy summit on Balsam Mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult

Balsam Mountain

5.0 mi 8.1 km • Loop • 1,719 ft Ascent 524.09 m Ascent

(3) 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 • Out and Back • 1,712 ft Ascent 521.88 m Ascent

(9) Shokan, NY

Trails in Catskill Forest Preserve - 150

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8.6 mi 13.8 km #1Burroughs Range Trail (Wittenburg Cornell Slide Trail)
Difficult
Shokan, NY
Difficult
8.6 mi 13.8 km Shokan, NY 14 
8.3 mi 13.4 km #2Giant Ledge-Panther-Fox Hollow Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Shokan, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
8.3 mi 13.4 km Shokan, NY 10 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Kaaterskill Falls Trail
Intermediate
Palenville, NY
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Palenville, NY 16 
0.4 mi 0.7 km #4Kaaterskill High Peak Summit Path - South
Intermediate/Difficult
Palenville, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
0.4 mi 0.7 km Palenville, NY
0.5 mi 0.8 km #5Kaaterskill High Peak Summit Path - North
Difficult
Palenville, NY
Difficult
0.5 mi 0.8 km Palenville, NY
1.4 mi 2.3 km #6Pecoy Notch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Manorville, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
1.4 mi 2.3 km Manorville, NY
1.7 mi 2.8 km #7Vernooy Kill Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Brownville, NY
Easy/Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Brownville, NY
2.3 mi 3.7 km #8Overlook Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Woodstock, NY
Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.7 km Woodstock, NY 11 
3.4 mi 5.4 km #9Phoenicia East Branch Trail (Yellow)
Intermediate/Difficult
Shokan, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
3.4 mi 5.4 km Shokan, NY
22.0 mi 35.4 km #10Escarpment Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cairo, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
22.0 mi 35.4 km Cairo, NY
5.3 mi 8.5 km #11Overlook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Palenville, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
5.3 mi 8.5 km Palenville, NY
6.0 mi 9.6 km #12Black Dome Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cairo, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
6.0 mi 9.6 km Cairo, NY
3.4 mi 5.4 km #13Spruceton Trail
Intermediate
Palenville, NY
Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.4 km Palenville, NY
6.9 mi 11.1 km #14Peekamoose Table Trail
Intermediate
Brownville, NY
Intermediate
6.9 mi 11.1 km Brownville, NY
13.5 mi 21.7 km #15Pine Hill - West Branch Trail
Intermediate
Shokan, NY
Intermediate
13.5 mi 21.7 km Shokan, NY
11.1 mi 17.9 km #16Phoenicia East Branch Trail (Blue)
Intermediate/Difficult
Shokan, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
11.1 mi 17.9 km Shokan, NY
6.2 mi 10.0 km #17Ashokan High Point Trail
Intermediate
Shokan, NY
Intermediate
6.2 mi 10.0 km Shokan, NY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #18Curtis-Ormsbee Trail
Intermediate
Shokan, NY
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Shokan, NY
1.5 mi 2.4 km #19Hunter Mountain Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Palenville, NY
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Palenville, NY
1.3 mi 2.1 km #20Huckleberry Point Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Palenville, NY
Easy/Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km 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
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
Black Dome stands in the distance from the Blackhead West Viewpoint.
Jan 27, 2017 near Cairo, NY
Vista.
Aug 21, 2017 near Woodstock, NY

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