Monday, November 23, 2015

Catskills All Trails Challenge

November 23rd, 2015

After completing the Catskill 3500 footers, and getting close to finishing the 4 states of the Appalachian Trail that are closest to us, I knew we would want a new local hiking challenge. I like variety, so redlining the Catskills is the perfect idea. I found a webpage about doing it, with a spreadsheet you can download to track your progress. The trails are based on those listed on the NYNJTC Catskill maps. The challenge involves hiking close to 350 miles of trails.

I just ordered my new set of 2016 Catskill maps. Now I know what to do this winter with my old set of maps & a highlighter.

More information on this challenge:
Redlining the Catskills

Do I email them now to ask if dogs can get a patch?

Map 141 - 129.95 Total Miles

Hike ideas:
Diamond Notch Trail to Southwest Hunter (7 + bushwhack)
Dutcher Notch Trail to Blackhead Mountain (9.4 miles)
Dutcher Notch Trail to Stoppel Point (8.4 miles)
Long Path to Echo Lake (8 miles)
Long Path to Poet's Ledge (5.2 miles)
Long Path to Kaaterskill High Peak (10.8 miles + bushwhack trail) - crampons in winter
23A Long Path to Poet's Ledge to Kaaterskill High Peak trail (11.8 miles)
Warner Creek Trail - Route 214 to Willow Trail (12 miles)
Warner Creek Trail to Plateau (8.3 miles)

Batavia Kill Trail
Becker Hollow Trail
Black Dome Range Trail
Blackhead Mountain Trail
Colgate Lake Trail
Colonel's Chair Trail
Devil's Path
Diamond Notch Trail
Dutcher Notch Trail
  • Yellow 1.9  miles
Echo Lake Trail
Elm Ridge Trail
Escarpment Trail
Harding Road Trail
Huckleberry Point Trail
Hunter Mountain Trail
Jimmy Dolan Notch Trail
Kaaterskill Falls Trail
Long Path - Platt Clove to Palenville
Mary's Glen Trail
Mink Hollow Trail
North-South Lake Loop Trail
Overlook Trail
Overlook Spur Trail
Pecoy Notch Trail
Phoenicia Trail
Poet's Ledge Trail
  • Yellow 0.5  miles
Roaring Kill Trail
Rock Shelter Trail
Schutt Road Trail
Spruceton Trail
Sunset Rock Spur Trail
Tanbark Trail
Warner Creek Trail
Willow Trail

Map 142 - 75.5 Total Miles

Hike ideas:
Fox Hollow Road to Panther Mountain 9.8 miles
Lost Clove Road to Belleayre Ridge around 6 miles
Giggle Hollow and Cathedral Glen trails
McKinely Hollow Rd. to Balsam Mountain

Alder Lake Loop Trail 
  • Red see 144 
Balsam Lake Mountain Trail 
Belleayre Ridge Trail 
  • Red 1  miles
Cathedral Glen Trail 
  • Blue 1.7  miles
Dry Brook Ridge Trail 
German Hollow Trail 
  • Yellow 1.65  miles
Giant Ledge - Panther - Fox Hollow Trail 
Giggle Hollow Trail 
  • Blue 2  miles
Huckleberry Loop Trail 
  • Red 10.3  miles
Kelly Hollow Trail 
  • Yellow 3.5  miles
Lost Clove Trail 
  • Red 1.3  miles
Mill Brook Ridge Trail 
  • Yellow 5.9  miles
Mine Hollow Trail 
Oliverea - Mapledale Trail 
Phoenicia - East Branch Trail 
  • See Map 143 
Pine Hill - West Branch Trail 
Rochester Hollow Trail 
  • Blue, Red, Yellow 3.5  miles
Seager - Big Indian Trail 
  • Yellow 3  miles

Map 143 - 81.25 Total Miles

Hike ideas:
Route 47 to Cornell Mountain - 10.2 miles
Denning Road to Table & Peekamoose Mountains
Phoenicia East Branch to Curtis-Ormsbee to Slide to WSC to PE
Wild Meadow Road to Fall Brook Shelter - 4.6 miles
Beaver Kill Road to Fall Brook Shelter - 8.6 miles
Baily Road to 

Ashokan High Point Trail
Balsam Lake Mountain Trail
  • See 142
Curtis Ormsbee Trail
  • Blue  1.65 miles
Long Path - Phoenicia to W-C-S Trail
  • Blue 9 miles
Long Path - Peekamoose-Upper Cherrytown
  • Blue  9.65 miles
Long Pond- Beaverkill Ridge Trail
  • Red 7.2 miles
Mongaup - Hardenburgh Trail
  • Blue  7.3 miles
Mongaup - Willowemoc Trail
  • Yellow 3.2 miles
Neversink - Hardenburgh Trail
  • Yellow 8.25 miles
Peekamoose - Table Trail
Phoenicia - East Branch Trail
Pine Hill - West Branch Trail
  • See map 142
Red Hill Trail
Terrace Mountain Trail
Wittenberg - Cornell - Slide Trail

Map 144 - 52.2 Total Miles

Alder Lake Loop Trail
  • Red 1.6 miles
Big Rock Trail
  • Yellow 1.6 miles
Campbell Mountain Trail
  • Blue  6.3 miles
Campground Trail
  • Blue  1.1 miles
Flynn Trail
Little Pond Trail
  • Yellow 1.65 miles
Little Spring Brook Trail  (unmaintained)
  • Yellow 0.7 miles
Loggers Loop Trail
  • Yellow 1.8 miles
Mary Smith Trail
  • Red 4.5 miles
Middle Mountain Trail
  • Red 2.3 miles
Mongaup - Hardenburgh Trail
  • Blue (see 143)
Mongaup - Willowemoc Trail
  • Yellow (see 143)
Mud Pond Trail
Pelnor Hollow Trail
  • Blue  4.45 miles
Quick Lake Trail
Touch-Me-Not Trail
  • Red 6.7 miles
Trout Pond Trail

Map 146 - 11.25 Total Miles

Jockey Hill - Wintergreen Ridge Trail

Long Path - Peekamoose-Upper Cherrytown
  • Blue (see 143)

Onteora Lake Trails

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