Peekamoose and Table Mountains Trail is a 10 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Claryville, NY that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
love the near by water hole.
Only experience hikers for this trail please
This hiking trail is not walk to the park
I personally rated this trail moderate to difficult
The views they are fantastic once you will get to the top part
Overall this a great hike if you can find the overlook and ledges. The DEC indicates the Peekamoose-Table Mountain Trail is one of the more remote trails and this rang true in my experience. No one else registered for the trail that day and the day prior there was only 1 registration, but it was for Lone Mountain. The best view is from Peakamoose, but this was also the hardest overlook to locate. The path to the overlook is wide at first and narrows to the point where you think you are off course. If it wasn’t for the Track file, I would have turned back and missed this. The first view is before the 3500’ elevation sign on Table which is noted by a nearby rock cairn. There is also a view near the summit of Table on the right.
Fantastic Elevation gain, pretty solid views from all lookouts (you have to dive off the trail a bit to see them). Cool down after in Peakamoose blue hole, but please pack your trash out unlike the other inconsiderate people.
My wife and three boys (10,8, & 3) hiked up to the summit of Peekamoose three weeks ago and thought it was a great hike. There is a trail before the summit that will take you to a ledge with a view.
I hiked this trail starting at the Denning Road DEC Parking Area on June 7th 2014 (National Trail Days). Follow the Yellow Blazed trail out of the trailhead (remember to sign in at the register). You will cross a wooden bridge about a mile into the hike. At the 1.2 mile point (this point is pretty exact if you are using a GPS) the trail intersects with the Blue Blazed trail that leads up to Table and Peekamoose Mountain. Take the Blue Blazed trail to your right and slightly down hill. The trail up to this point is pretty gentle and will remain so for about another .5 miles. You'll cross another couple of very interesting bridges that are indicative of the care taken to maintain these trails for outdoors people. Kudos to the NY DEC and the trail maintainers. After crossing the last stream, the trail starts to ascend at a steep angle. You'll know that you are at the spot where I am talking about when you encounter a moss covered boulder field. If not for the blue blazes you would not know where the trail actually went for this short climb (these are small boulders, not the type you have to climb over). This trail is long but because of the length the slope up is moderate when compared to some of the other 3500 foot Catskill peaks. There are a couple of spots that will leave you winded but they all eventually level out and let you catch your breath. There are two good lookouts, one occurs below the hut and the other is above the hut. The second lookout is far better than the first but is only large enough to allow for two hikers. It is a great place to stop for lunch on the way back down. Highly recommend stopping there. I actually fell asleep on this rock after eating a sandwich. Near the peak of Table (nice and flat) there are a couple spots where you can catch a glimpse of Peekamoose. It gives the impression of being two things: 1. A tiring climb and, 2. Really close. Only #2 is true. I was on top of Peekamoose in no time and had to walk completely over the top to make sure I actually reached the summit. I was unable to find a singe good view though. There is a huge rock near the summit, and it looks like everyone climbs up on it, but it offers no view either! Perhaps it does in the Winter but not in June. Retrace you steps to the trailhead to complete the hike. My GPS total came to 9.68 miles. I gave this hike just two stars because of the lack of summer-time views on Peekamoose. Anyone can make this hike if you are conditioned for a 10 mile hike. There are no technical aspects or dangerous climbs.
We hiked Peekamoose on Christmas Day and didn't see a single soul. With snow and a little ice, we hiked with microspikes. The incline is steep and just keeps going - very deceptive at places. We saw quite a few different animal tracks, including a bear and wild pig. The views from Peekamoose are not spectacular, but it was a great hike nonetheless.
A tad strenuous but a great hike to the summit of Peekamoose with a vertical change of 2200. No worries, at the bottom, cool off in the blue hole swimming hole across the street and up about 150 ft from the trailhead
Awesome hike! This hike has incredible views, well worth the energy . We went early spring so there was still a lot of snow towards the top. Left with a few cuts and bruises but again, it was worth it
I arrived at the trailhead later then I would have liked to. Set out about 11pm. It starts right out with a good incline to the sign in box. Scattered patches of snow on the ground up until the first mile. I didn't bring my snow shoes for this hike and would definitely recommend them if your planing an early season romp here. Towards the summit some areas off trail had well over 20 inches on the ground; Tho I only sank in if I strayed far from the trail (the snow on the trail path having been compressed and crystallized).
Almost total solitude over the 2 night stay. I saw two people coming down off the mountain as I made my way up on day one. The path is very easy to follow in the early spring as footprints in the snow linger from past hikers/snowshoers. Also parks and recreation do a great job of marking the trail with blue markers.
A few rock scrambles but besides that just a steady incline and a few false summits. This hike was a sort of a prospecting excursion to find a nice place for a return hike with friends in the summer to familiarize myself with the terrain. The overall experience of the solo hike here was absolutely superb and the solitude of a slightly offseason trek is to be appreciated (this trail is far less visited by day hikers as some of the other trails in the area).