Long Path: Section 22
ElevationAscent: 2,748' 838 m
Descent: -1,533' -467 m
High: 2,970' 905 m
Low: 648' 197 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 80% (39°)
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“9.5 mile trail from Route 23A in Palenville to Platte Clove Road with waterfalls and views.”— Mirek Wierzbicki
Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
At 1.60 miles point trail turns right onto a singletrack trail. At 1.80 miles, runners will be rewarded with Ella's Ledge. While still an accomplishment, the view from the ledge is overgrown. At point 3.1 miles there is a .47 mile long trail leading to Poet's Ledge with beautiful views. Now the trail is almost flat for another 2 miles. You'll see three waterfalls along the way: Hillyer Falls at 3.80 miles, Wildcat Falls (at 4.3 miles), and finally Buttermilk Falls ( at 4.9 miles). Wildcat and Buttermilk Falls have nice views to the north.
After the last falls the trail turns south-southwest and begins to ascend again. Some of these ascents are steep and over rocky areas. The trail cuts back and forth to make the climb easier. At 6.3 miles on right hand you'll see a small connector to the snowmobile trail that loops around Kaaterskill High Peak and Round Top Mountain. You go straight for another 3.5 miles on the Long Path Trail (blue mark) to reach a parking lot on Platte Clove Rd.
The Huckleberry Point Trail turnoff is located 1 mile before the parking lot, which is a popular side trip if you have the time. Many visitors come here to enjoy the views.
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