Explore the most popular hiking trails in Big Indian Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This was a perfect day to do a spring snowshoe hike. The trail was riddled with postholes. After seeing this I tried my best to smooth out the trail. The carin for Eagle Mountain was buried.

This was a nice snowshoe hike. There was plenty of snow pack that is covered the cairn on Eagle Mountain summit. The two rocks that mark the summit of Haynes Mountain were covered in the snow. On top of Haynes Mountain you could the eastern half of the Devils Path and Graham and Balsam Lake Mountains.

Awesome view of Rt 28 winding through the valley. long and steep both up and down.

Great time! Challenging bushwhack. A compass is a MUST! Saw a Bear and two cubs! Great, Long day. Combined this with Eagle for a triple (13.1 miles)

Good trails, not to fond of the catskills though,

Did the Balsam loop but continued on the Pine Hill West trail to climb Eagle Mountain. Saw a few coyotes near the top of Eagle.

snowshoeing
Monday, January 23, 2017

Good for a snowshoe bushwhack from Big Indian to Fir. No views at top.

hiking
Monday, August 18, 2014

I used the first 2.5 miles of this trail to bushwhack to Big Indian and Fir Mountains. The first .7 of a mile are somewhat steep and very rocky then the trail levels out and the going gets very easy. There are several water crossings (West Branch Neversink River). Two of these crossing are rough-hewn log crossings, others require rock hopping and could be hazardous if the waters are swollen (today it was easy). The trail starts to climb again at about 2 miles, paralleling a stream/river. After about 4.5 miles I left the trail and headed into the woods (east) and bushwhacked to Big Indian and then continued east to Fir, about 1.5 miles away (bushwhack). Then I headed south from Fir to a point about 2 miles south where my bushwhack joined back up with the original trail and eventually the trailhead. Various other sites indicate the bushwhack to Fir is a moderate hike. It was hard for me. I am not adding a "track" to this hike, you'll have to find these two trail-less peaks on your own. If you can read a map and use a compass it should not be hard.

Can do a nice loop, lean too is if you stay on the trail to the right. It's been at least a year since I've gone but if you loop you get to the top of the mountain and there are small area's to see the senery if not cloudy.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
Thursday, February 23, 2017

snowshoeing
Saturday, December 31, 2016

hiking
Monday, November 21, 2016

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