dogs on leash
Awesome time. Hike was steep but pretty easy. Heavily trafficked trail and parking at trailhead was a nightmare. Some idiot about blocked us in to our spot so beware.
Ruins were super cool and scenic view in Autumn was very nice. Firetower top was closed however.
I only went to the giant ledges I plan to go back to do panther mountain on a weekday when its less crowded . The veiws are pretty cool but they certainly draw some pretty big crowds. Hearing other people's conversations and the guy blasting maroon 5 on his blue tooth speakers kind of took away from it though . still a pretty cool veiw for a pretty moderate hike .
My husband and I took our 3 kids ages 5, 6, and 8 and they were amazed once we got to the fire tower. My 5 and 8 year old climbed to the top of the fire tower like they have done this before, but unfortunately it was locked. We will be back during open season so we can take a look inside the fire tower!! We tired this hike once before but it was too icy and could not make the top, glad we were able to conquer it!!!
I hiked this with a friend the other day. At points challenging with rock scrambling. We left from the North Lake parking lot and headed towards Artist's Rock. North Point was gorgeous. As we were racing against the sunset we picked up the pace at a certain point and didn't side track to the Falls because a hiker on the trail mentioned that the falls were dry. We walked through the campsites and then along the lake to have a more scenic view than the road at the end. All in it was a little under 3 hours. You'll need more time if you're looking for a more leisurely pace.
Liz C. on Kaaterskill High Peak via Long Path...
It was a nice easy hike and some really amazing views and scenery.