Santanoni Range - Panther, Santanoni, Couchsachraga Peaks is a 17.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Newcomb, NY that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Turn at time square is somewhat confusing. The unmaintained trail could use a couple cairns to ensure people don't get lost.
11 hr, 13 min from sign in to sign out. spent 15ish min on couch and santanoni, 30-45 on panther. Plan on couch taking 3 hours round trip from time square. it was alot of flat, just long. from the parking lot- going up the express route and back down around the pond route worked out well.
This is a difficult and long hike. It should be noted that the trails are unmaintained.
A great hike! But not the best unless you are thinking about being a 46er.
Very long hike, 16 miles, took us 12hrs. pretty easy to follow, couple great views. if your not going for the 46er's I'd say skip Couchsachraga. Not really worth the extra time and elevation.