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Trail is almost entirely melted after today’s weather ! It was a beautiful hike .. you don’t need spikes anymore unless the temperatures drop again. Will be going again soon

Beautiful hike to an abandoned hotel and a fire tower worth climbing. It’s definitely uphill but we did it with a chihuahua and he was fine!

I finally made it to the summit as the conditions were right. It’s a nice hike with decent views along the way.

This whole area is absolutely beautiful. There are tons of trails to wander around on, really nice camping all over, and Long Pond is a great place to stop for lunch. Further down Flugertown Rd, after it turns to dirt, you can pull your car right up into a few campsites. The trails are easy enough for pretty much anyone to hike there.
Two things to be aware of:
One--A lot of these trails are snowmobile trails, so be careful and respectful in the winter time.
And two--A good section of this hike is actually on Flugertown Rd. So don't get confused when you come out of the woods and the trail turns to pavement. This is not a problem really, because it is a beautiful back road through the countryside with great views along the road, one or two wild apple trees, and it makes the last part of your walk very easy so you can cool down.
One of my favorite easy day hikes in the catskills.

Steep climb, but the view was definitely worth it. It was a good workout with a couple rocky portions that probably account for it's difficult rating. Overall, a great time, good view and not too difficult.

This hike wasn’t bad at all but we had to break trail to the summit and back out to the parking lot. We didn’t make it to summit, we were a couple hundred feet short. We kept getting our snowshoes caught on things buried underneath the snow during the final push, so we turned around and headed back out.

Hiked it on 11/10. It was 14 degrees and one of the first (light) snow falls of the year. Amazing hike, one of my favorite. Bruins Causeway between Wittenberg and Cornell was extremely unique

Hiked on 1/28.

The snow around the trail melted, but the trail itself was pure ice because of all the snow pack on the heavily used route. Microspikes recommended, otherwise easy hike

Just missed the peak colors on my 10/20 hike, but got my first of 35 down. Loved the forest on top of Panther

Started great, takes you straight up. Very icy! Definitely need crampons and an ice axe. My husband and I were using our micro spikes. Got close to the summit but unfortunately didn’t get to reach it. Decided to turn back as we felt it would’ve been unsafe. Lots of slipping and sliding lol BUT we will be back

This was such a great adventure!! Please bring micospikes. At least for no anyways .

Views are great but tower is closed .

Great forest at the top. Beautiful views from ledges. Windy! trek down was a knee buster but worth it.

Scenic moderate trail and well worth it.

This is the most difficult part of Devils Path. I did it from Mink Hollow and climbed Plateau and Sugarloaf. On 1/21 crampons (not just microspikes) we’re very useful

Beautiful hike! We got go up there and the whole ridge was covered in frost and ice. We thought the hike didn't seem to be 12.8 miles long. After checking with the the NY/NJ Trail Conference Map, it seems like it's more like 6.5mi + if you start at the parking area the eastern end of Big Hollow Road and take the red trail to blackhead and then west to the parking area at the end of Barnum Road.

hiking
1 month ago

Incredibly icy, the recent rainstorm made everything freeze over and the beginning of the trail was flooded, had to cross on a fallen tree. Trail was fantastically well-marked, which came in handy when we ran out of daylight and needed to use a flashlight on the last half mile. Fantastic area, though the summit isn't above the tree line, so the view isn't as great as an alpine summit.

hiking
1 month ago

We did this trail on the last day of december, it was cold and snowy with some ice. A good pair of microspikes is a good idea. It was -20 at summit so be prepared. Im in decent shape, very active and this is definetly a good incline but not unobtainable for the average. If your adventurous do the hike a hour and a half before sunrise and greet the sun from rock overlook just around bend from the ranger station. This hike is in my top favorites thus far as it gains elevation, its not long in distance, the view at overlook and firetower, the ruins of the hotel, the history in the catskill range, absolutely worth every step! The buddist monastery at parking lot is a great bonus. Safer in winter than summer for off trail exploring due to the rattlesnakes in summer so i hear, and you cant park anywhere but the lot so get there early or at less popular times.

camping
1 month ago

Pretty tough incline to start if you have a lot of gear. The hotel ruins are beautiful and fun to explore. Hike down to echo lake for a night or two of camping. Lots of available campsites along a trail around the lake. Views from the fire tower are great as well.

hiking
1 month ago

The views from the top are fantastic. It’s good if you want a moderate out and back for exercise, but aesthetically it’s not outstanding. It’s a road with power lines.

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