Distance: 9 miles
Time: 5 hours 45 minutes
Map: Catskill Trails Map Set
Parking: See directions link
Notes: Catskill 3500 footer #25, bushwhack
Post hike dinner: Karma Cafe, New Paltz (about an hour away)
Directions: Big Indian
We saw a bear cub cross the road on our drive to the trailhead. It was fast, so we didn't get a photo.
We also saw a flock of around 30 turkeys on our hike.
This hike is long, but moderate. There are actually some sections which are flat!
Most of this hike is on a trail, with a short bushwhack (herd path) at the end.
The herd path is past the 3500 footer sign.
The herd path was easy to find. Our dog found it for us :)
Even though it is supposed to be a well worn path, it was a little hard to see with all of the leaves.
Never fear - our dog led us all the way up the mountain and stopped at the canister!
Year to date miles 332.2
|Sign for parking area|
|The trail starts across the street from the parking area|
|This hike has a lot of stream crossings.|
The water was low, so none of them were difficult.
|Passing the lean to at 2.05 miles|
|Continue past the 3500 footer sign.|
|The start of the herd path is to the right of this tree|
|Signing in at the summit|
|First snow we've seen this year|
|The level portion of this hike - easy except for the leaf covered rocks that I kept tripping over.|