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

hiking
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

Well marked trail. Great workout! Beautiful views.

hiking
scramble
10 days ago

Best hike we done in Catskills , but hard. Lot of scrambling but well worth it. View at Wittenberg outstanding , Cornell not so much. Took us (me and wife), about 5 1/2 hours, including 30 min break for lunch .

Great hike with nice views from Giant Ledge. The top of Panther was a little disappointing, actually walked past it. Had snowed day before and some sections where a little icy. Couple of steeper sections, but would not rate trail as strenuous .

This is great for a local trail. Lots of neat features including the stream, lake and the remnants of the original rock road amongst the sourland mountain boulders. Don’t expect an amazing vista but this is still a nice little day hike.

hiking
icy
rocky
snow
12 days ago

Great little day hike to panther mountain. Some parts were icy but just went around them. The trails with the soft snow were beautiful. Got to the parking area around 8 and only a few people were there. A few minutes later parking was full so get there early.

hiking
icy
rocky
snow
13 days ago

Great hike. Round trip was 5.5 hours, which included an hour at the Wittenberg summit. Had my 70 lb German Shepherd with me, had to lift her up and down at a couple spots. A rock face on Cornell was impossible to get her back down alone, but thankfully we found herd path on the side that went around.

One of the hardest and best hikes I ever done

Awesome trail. Its Monday so I got the summit to myself and only saw a handful of people. It is pretty muddy right now but nothing extreme. There was a bit of ice but nothing solid.

Mid 40’s temp, hazy down, sunny on top. Amazing view from the top, over the clouds in the valley. Some mud. Perfect conditions. Trail is well marked, with a good mix of moderate and technical sections. Well worth making it to the end!

The view is stunning and the scrambling proper hard. The hardest trail I’ve done on the east coast so far. I walked and ran it in 3h10min and was shot at the end from not bringing enough food. Not in the best shape of my life but athletic. I would recommend this for experienced and healthy people but most people could do it with time on their side.

Started at 9:30 am. We were the last car able to park in the lot so I definitely recommend getting there early, because it's a popular trail. Took us an hour to get up to Giant Ledge view point. It's breathtaking at the top. The rest of the hike after this point was pretty easy I'd say. Just a little tricky going back down because it rained and there are lots of fallen leaves on the trail. Just take your time because some parts are steep. 10/10 recommend this hike though.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
19 days ago

Fun trail. Great views.

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
19 days ago

For hiking a trail for the first time it was great! Definitely ankle killer rocks but once to the top it had great views. With the water being high you should make sure you have waterproof shoes. Other than that great time!

Very fun but challenging trail. There are two campsites along the way and the lean to by Tremper mountain has two campsites in the area but no water besides some earthy tasting puddles. Best view is by Wittenberg but the scramble is fun and worth the trip. Plenty of streams in the first two miles after that just puddles that need to be filtered.

My first time on this trail, solo hike starting around 10 am on a weekday. I was the only one on the trail for ascent. The day was overcast and most of the foliage was gone, still great views of the mountains. It took me about 1.5 hours to get to the Giant Ledge area. The ascents at the beginning are challenging and it was wet. Go slow. I was expecting larger landings at Giant Ledge but worth the view. Continued a bit further but then turned back as I only planned to hike 3-4 hours. I’m excited to come back earlier for the full foliage and dryer conditions and Panther mountain summit.

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
26 days ago

So whoever posted the original route, I would not head up Rocky Mountain on the ridge line as suggested. Notice how the route is a straight line. Actual hiking, especially bushwhacking, is not in straight lines. You should head up rocky on the next ridge line, pass the stream junction and then make a right, because going up the ridge on the map above takes you through THICK pines. It was the thickest bushwhack we had ever done, and we had a 2 time 35er and 46er with us. All of us are covered in scrapes and scratches from the pines. There are also big scrambles that were covered in the thick slippery moss which made it a little tricky. The 35er with us said he had gone up Rocky on the next ridgeline over which had a nice herd path. After rocky and Lone, there is a nice herd path to follow to Peekamoose and then trail to Peekamoose summit and back out over Table to car. I clocked 15 miles, not 11.5 as the description above says. Luckily the river wasn’t flooded so the hike in was beautiful. Just be prepared for a long day. Have fun!

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