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Kaaterskill Mountain Range

Kaaterskill Mountain Range
Kaaterskill Mountain Range
Huckberry Point - Approximately 3 mile round trip - 2 hours. Easy. Huckleberry Point has outstanding views south into the Hudson Valley, Platte Clove Valley, and Indian Head Mountain Range.


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upper platte clove
Upper Platte Clove - Approximately 1 mile round trip - 1 hours. Easy but dangerous. The Upper Platte Clove has three water falls. Two of the waterfalls are 70' and 90' high.


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Kaaterskill Mountain Range
Indian Camp & Amphitheater Overlook - Approximately 5 mile round trip - 3 hours. Easy. Historic Hike with some views of the Hudson Valley.



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hawkeye ledge
Kaaterskill Amphitheater and Hawkeye 7.53 miles - 5 hours round trip. Moderate climb. Follow one of the Mohawk Indian's old trails. This hike does require some BUSHWHACKING. This hike is best done when the leaves are NOT on the trees. Very remote hike with very few other hikers.


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Kaaterskill Mountain Range
Kaaterskill High Peak (South Access from Loop Trail) - Approximately 9 mile round trip - 4-5 hours. Easy except for last 600 vertical feet, which is difficult and dangerous. Hurricane Ledge is just below the peak, and has outstanding views south into the Hudson Valley and Indian Head Mountain Range.

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Kaaterskill Mountain Range
Kaaterskill High Peak (North Access from Loop Trail) - Approximately 8.23 mile round trip. Average 5 hours. 1775' vertical ascent. Easy except for last 600 vertical feet, which is difficult. Hurricane Ledge is 1/4 miles past the peak, and has outstanding views south into the Hudson Valley and Indian Head Mountain Range.

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Kaaterskill Mountain Range
Kaaterskill High Peak (North Access from Rt 23A) - 16.24 mile round trip - 12 hours. Moderate climb (15%) for 3,075 vertical feet. Level hike next 3 miles. Moderate next 1.5 miles. Difficult climb for last 600 vertical feet. Hurricane Ledge is past the peak (outstanding views). Plane crash east of the summit.

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Kaaterskill Mountain Range
Kaaterskill High Peak (West Access from Loop Trail) - Approximately 6.41 mile round trip. Average 5 hours. 1330' vertical ascent. Moderate hike. This is a BUSHWACK Hike! This hike also includes a visit to the Tory Fort in the saddle of Kaaterskill High Peak and Round Top Mountain. Hurricane Ledge is 1/4 miles past the peak, and has outstanding views.

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Kaaterskill high peak and round top mountain
Kaaterskill High Peak and Round Top Mountain (West Access from Loop Trail) - Approximately 8.16 mile round trip. Average 5 hours. 1330' vertical ascent. Difficult hike. This is a BUSHWHACK Hike! This hike also includes a visit to the Tory Fort in the saddle of Kaaterskill High Peak and Round Top Mountain. Hurricane Ledge is 1/4 miles past the peak, and has outstanding views.

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hawkeye ledge
Hawkeye Ledge & Poet's Ledge 7.96 miles round trip - 5 hours round trip. Moderate climb (15% for 1.9 miles). Poet's Ledge has one of the most stunning views in the Catskill Mountains. Hawkeye has a wonderful walk to the ledge. Hawkeye Ledge is now overgrown in the summer, but it is still a very nice hike. Very remote hike with very few other hikers.


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Kaaterskill Mountain Range
Poet's Ledge 6.14 miles round trip - 4.5 hours round trip. Moderate climb (15% for 1.9 miles). Poet's Ledge has one of the most stunning views in the Catskill Mountains. Very remote hike with very few other hikers.


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Kaaterskill Mountain Range
Viola, Wildcat, Buttermilk Waterfalls & Poet's Ledge 9.68 miles round trip - 8 hours round trip. Moderate climb (15% for 1.9 miles). Poet's Ledge has one of the most stunning views in the Catskill Mountains. Nice level walk from the trail head to Poet's Ledge to the 3 water falls runs thru some spectacular old growth forest with some trees 3 feet in diameter. Very remote, with lots of wildlife.

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Kaaterskill Mountain Range
Brant Fort Camp 7.30 miles round trip from DEP Parking Lot #1 - 5 hours round trip. Historic Hike.


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