Huckleberry Point Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews
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Huckleberry Point Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elka Park, NY that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles 1220 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

forest

views

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1 month ago

Great out and back hike. We were on the trail after a small snow storm so it was a bit wet/slushy. Mostly uphill on the way up to the hike so proper water-resistant shoes necessary and it was a bit slippery uphill and downhill at some parts. The hike led to a beautiful overlook that really made the hike. We had 3 dogs with us who did great on the hike as well.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Wonderful moderate hike, we brought both our dogs and they enjoyed it as well. If you have weak ankles you might want boots, it's rocky in places. The view from the top is gorgeous, especially now with all the fall colors.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Enjoyed the fall foliage!

2 months ago

Moderate hike with only a few challenging portions with great views from the end. Great hike for a families.

2 months ago

Gorgeous views, medium hike, 3 hour round trip, easy to follow trail for the most part, go up red and blue trail and right at yellow follow to huckleberry point

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3 months ago

I loveee this hike. A moderate climb but the view of the valley and the first slopes of the Catskills is truly wonderful. My only drawback is that the trail is not always very well marked. Regardless, a beautiful hike and one that I think about often. I found it in my AMC book "Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley" which has been incredibly helpful and I would highly recommend it! This hike is an excellent introduction to the Catskills and I only saw one other person on the trail. A peaceful, rewarding hike!

3 months ago

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3 months ago

4 months ago

This was a great first hike in the Catskills! The trail was up and down, and not too hard. A little steep at points, but well worth it once you get to the vista. The view is beautiful!

4 months ago

It was an amazing experience trail is moderate

4 months ago

steep climbs but great trail, good workout and beautiful view off the first footpath

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4 months ago

My two sons (11 and 12) and I finished the trail today. We had rain the day before, and it was very wet for 3 or 4 places on the trail. Very rocky especially on the initial “road” trail.

Not for the faint of heart, but not horrible either. This was the first “real” hiking trip with my two sons, and they were able to accomplish it very easily, but good for someone who wants a good all around hike .… steep parts were very steep, flat parts were nicely flat, roots, trees, rocks, cliffs, other hikers of all ages (I saw a dad carrying a 3-4 year old and a baby in a pack). Well hiked, we saw almost 30 people between ascent and descent. And the views are incredible.

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4 months ago

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6 months ago

Beautiful. This trail should be rated moderate as there are a few ascents/descents. When you get to the trailhead, follow the blue trail up to make a right on the yellow trail. This will take you to the point.
There was a few muddy patches but nothing unexpected. We saw some pink lady slippers near the point which I've never seen before. No wildlife other than a woodpecker. Gorgeous views!

6 months ago

nice hike , did it 3 times last summer. a good beginner's hike.

hiking
7 months ago

The road to get to the trailhead was quite scary once there the first mile is snow mobile trail and is enough of an ascent to get your heart beating. The last 1.5 miles on the yellow trail is up and down and a little steep in a few sections. The view was so worth every bit. We met 3 other people at the point and then lots of people coming up as we were going down. 5.4 miles and 2.5 hours, great hike will do again.