Doubletop and Graham Bushwhack [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Big Indian Wilderness

Doubletop and Graham Bushwhack [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 11 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Claryville, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from January until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 4,097 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash





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private property

Note: These mountains are on private land and permission is required prior to climbing either peak. Call the caretaker, Bill, at (607) 221-1277 prior to arrival and follow all instructions and posted rules. This hike is recommended for those who are good with a map and compass. The trail starts out on the Pine Hill West Branch Trail (Biscuit Brook). Follow the Biscuit Brook Trail all the way to the property line just before Big Indian Mountain then taking a bearing to Doubletop. Once on Doubletop take the herd path right to the summit. After signing in the Canister take a bearing to Graham Mountain. This is the toughest stretch due to the thick spruce cover and ledges above 3500ft. Once you make it to the summit of Graham, head back to Doubletop. Closure Notice: The two mountains are closed for rifle seasson 11/16-12/17 annually.

4 months ago

Re-posting this information as this is SUPER important for everyone to know and to get the word out. Doubletop and Graham require permission to hike which means a call to the caretaker : Bill Fiedler (607) 221-1277. He is new and recently told one of our board members how surprised he was by how many hikers are NOT calling. Also the 2 mountains are close for Rifle season 11/16-12/17 annually. The private landowners could revoke access at any spread the word, do the right thing if you are hiking either mountain. Our access is a privilege, not a right.

4 months ago

Doubletop and Graham require permission to hike which means a call to the caretaker : Bill Fiedler (607) 221-127

Sat Dec 15 2018

This hike is great but why does the route on this map show a 3rd summit? It’s got Graham / Doubletop and Big Indian (but not the summit of B.I.) as a 3rd objective. That makes it a 17 miler and probably not an easy day hike in the winter unless you have a strong headlamp with a fully charged battery.

Sat Oct 14 2017

Great hike. No view. Listed as a bushwhack. Not much of one. Herd paths to the top. First mile marked level trail. Lots of leaves down and a bit slick. A must do for the 3500' challenge.

Sat May 14 2016

Great hike, didn't bushwhack it, but started off millbrook road. Cut off the trail before the fire tower. The old radio tower ruins were cool, hung out for an hour, then found a campsite lower down on the way out. Great hike with great views at the top

Thu Jun 16 2016