Ashokan High Point Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Ashokan High Point Trail is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Shokan, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2335 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

29 days ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike through forest and over streams with abundant wild flowers, ferns, blueberry bushes, and brush. The trailhead is across the road from the parking lot. Bring more water than you think you need (it's a long traverse) and wear hiking boots. The trail is very rocky (an old riverbed?) and people in low hikers and sneakers regretted it. Be sure to take the loop. Gorgeous fall hike!

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10 months ago

Hiked the trail this weekend with my three kids and a friend. We did the entire 8.6 mile loop and with lunch took 4.5 hours. The trail starts off long and gradual along a gully that crosses a few small streams. Once at the loop the trail climbs up and requires going up a few staircases that are pretty steep but short. The views from the top are decent but not expansive as there are trees that have grown to cover some of the scenery. We then decended by going down and around the top loop which meets back at the long trail down to the carpark. Very nice trail and some nice snow up top that was not at the bottom.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Absolutely awesome hike. The streams are majestic. If it's a scenic hike youre after this is awesome. But if you're also looking for a view you will be disappointed.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great hike. Streams everywhere

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

I love to hike! But this one was alright, it was a long walk to get to the really steep part and that was hard! But really fun! The view was nice and all but I was expecting a bigger and better view tho.. Think they should cut some of the tress down for a better view at the top and it would be more worth the hike up there. But overall it definitely was fun. It's about a 3.5 hour hike

Sunday, March 13, 2016

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Saturday, March 05, 2016

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Friday, January 08, 2016

I enjoy this hike - have done it multiple times, taking 1 day to go up, camp, then 1 day to come back down. So, we're backpacking with full packs. Love the experience, but the final mile of the trail is pretty tough with packs - it's a pretty steep grade that feels like it will never end. And make sure that you take plenty of water, as you leave the creek behind you about half-way up, and there's no access to water after that.

There is a "less steep" alternative, but I've never done that part of the trail. It's longer, and I understand that there's a lot of ups-and-downs, so you do some climbing, only to go back down and have to climb back up again.

The campsites up top are fine - nice fire ring at the main one.

Little High Point is a great side trip.

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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Sunday, December 20, 2015

This is a great Trail lots of Good people
N camping is great !