Best trails in Indian Head Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Indian Head Wilderness, New York? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 9 hard trails in Indian Head Wilderness ranging from 2.5 to 19.2 miles and from 1,978 to 3,848 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Indian Head Mountain Loop
Indian Head Wilderness
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
Indian Head Mountain Loop is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Elka Park, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#2 - Twin Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain Loop Trail
Indian Head Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(88)
Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h 58 m
Twin Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain Loop Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elka Park, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#3 - Sugarloaf Mountain Loop via Pecoy Notch and Mink Hollow Trails
Indian Head Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(158)
Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
This is a challenging loop along Pecoy Notch Trail and Mink Hollow Trail up to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain in New York's Catskill State Park. Part of the Indian Head Wilderness, the Sugarloaf MouShow more
#4 - Plateau Mountain
Indian Head Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(132)
Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
Plateau Mountain is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hunter, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs areShow more
#5 - Twin Mountain and Jimmy Dolan Notch Overlook via Pecoy Notch and Devil's Path
Indian Head Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(22)
Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 4 h 19 m
Twin Mountain and Jimmy Dolan Notch Overlook via Pecoy Notch and Devil's Path is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elka Park, New York that features a waterfall and is rShow more
#6 - Pecoy Notch Trail
Indian Head Wilderness
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(28)
Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
The trail starts off with yellow blazes, and then about a 1/3 of a mile in, you take a left on the blue trail. After another half mile or so, you will come across the old Dibble's Quarry, which providShow more
#7 - Orchard Point via Devil's Path
Indian Head Wilderness
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Orchard Point via Devil's Path is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hunter, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarilShow more
#8 - Twin Mountain via Pecoy Notch Trail
Indian Head Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(36)
Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
This may be one of the easier ways to check a Devil's Path Summit off the list, but that doesn't mean this hike is not strenuous. The Pecoy Notch Trail is a very interesting trail, and it includes thShow more
#9 - Sugarloaf Mountain via Mink Hollow
Indian Head Wilderness
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(35)
Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
Sugarloaf Mountain via Mink Hollow is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elka Park, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offeShow more
#10 - Plateau and Sugarloaf Traverse
Indian Head Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(16)
Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
Plateau and Sugarloaf Traverse is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Elka Park, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offerShow more
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