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Loved this trail in winter- great mountain and valley views as you climb and panorama of Hudson River valley and lots of surrounding area from the fire tower at the top. In summer I find this trail's scenery not worth the effort- but without all the greenery on the trees it is really incredible in winter! Quite busy- lots of hikers on this January wknd!
Of all the 4000 foot mountains I've hiked this was definitely the easiest . We went in mid January on a very sunny day the temperature was in the low thirties. the trail is quite icey but never gets too steep, we reached the top in about two hours . Although the view is somewhat limited and the summit is heavily wooded a small cliff about a quarter mile from the top revealed some incredible views of the rest of the Catskills . This is a must for any skill level