hiking
bugs
9 days ago

Nice moderate trail. No water sources. View is worth it.

Great hike, don’t skip Boulder Rock. We also liked looking around the old Kasterskill Hotel site, which is a small loop.

hiking
bugs
muddy
11 days ago

Different route. Covers both crashes, Hurricane Ledge and the peak.

Great hike. Beautiful views. Scutt road parking closed us to covid. Park in campground parking

hiking
15 days ago

The first mile and last half mile were pretty wet and muddy, and there are a fair amount of downed trees. Otherwise, a gorgeous hike with a lot of ridge walking.

kaaterskill falls closed as of May 16 2020

hiking
private property
20 days ago

this was one of my favorite hikes in a while. i only saw one person, and quite honestly if you follow this mapp, literally on this app, the trailhead isnt very difficult to find. i spent multiple hours on the ledge, it was so beautiful, and i wouldnt have traded the solitude for anything, but maybe the cure for covid-19 so more people i love and other humans may enjoy this delightful trek.

hiking
private property
rocky
26 days ago

Don’t let the elusive trailhead/walk along 23a/private property no trespassing signs discourage you! You will be rewarded for your efforts! Today was my first day hiking poet’s ledge. I got up early so i only had to hop the retaining barrier to dodge 2-3 incoming cars on my walk from the parking lot up 23a (the right side of the road when you are leaving palenville has a better shoulder to walk on, i learned on my way back). I turned at the red house and crossed the bridge and passed the very discouraging looking road block. I then got confused looking for a trailhead on the closed part of the road. I had only read reviews saying it is hard to find so i kept my eyes peeled. After reaching the end of the closed section of the road and turning back to examine a few promising leads i turned to my phone. The guide on Catskillmountaineer.com was tremendously helpful in finding the trailhead (follow the little green rectangles!). I realized i had to continue on to the open road and, After passing a few houses, turn up what looks like a private driveway until you see a little wooden entryway to the path. I knew i would have to cross private property and come in close proximity with homes on this trail. Once i was at the trailhead i was greeted by two barking dogs urging me onwards and away from the homes and from then on it was smooth hiking. Followed the blue blazes until i hit the yellow blazes going out to poets ledge. The conditions were great! Rocky throughout but nothing unbearable/unusual. A few joyous flats through nice woods. For much of the beginning of the hike you have an obstructed view East over the Hudson. The view from Poet’s ledge is the best view of Kaaterskill clove/ 23a i have seen! I wish this fun little hike was more accessible. Highly encouraged!

walking
bugs
muddy
private property
rocky
27 days ago

great hike the beginning of the hike is steep so expect a good workout, would consider it on the higher end of moderate.

Picked this up as part of a much longer hike. Hit the falls, inspiration point southern mountain, Boulder the lakes and the Mountain House. The park was closed for C-19 but we were able to walk in only parts of the trail are restricted. No big deal for the trade off of having this popular spot all to ourselves!!

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
28 days ago

Picked this up as part of a much longer hike. Hit the falls, inspiration point southern mountain, Boulder the lakes and the Mountain House. The park was closed for C-19 but we were able to walk in only parts of the trail are restricted. No big deal for the trade off of having this popular spot all to ourselves!!

hiking
blowdown
bugs
closed
flooded
muddy
rocky
scramble
28 days ago

Had the best day on this trail. We did a much bigger hike but picked this one up on the way. The park was closed for Covid but we parked and walked in. No one for miles and miles. We hit inspiration point, the falls, south mountain, boulder rock, catskill mountain house site and south lake. So many types of terrain, so many beautiful views and again, the best part we had the place to our selves. We passed one other small group in the 5 hours we were there. Only advise, I wore my lighter spring summer trail shoes, some portions are way too muddy I highly suggest proper grip boots

hiking
blowdown
closed
flooded
muddy
over grown
rocky
28 days ago

Had the best day on this trail. We did a much bigger hike but picked this one up on the way. The park was closed for Covid but we parked and walked in. No one for miles and miles. We hit inspiration point, the falls, south mountain, boulder rock, catskill mountain house site and south lake. So many types of terrain, so many beautiful views and again, the best part we had the place to our selves. We passed one other small group in the 5 hours we were there. Only advise, I wore my lighter spring summer trail shoes, some portions are way too muddy I highly suggest proper grip boots.

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