Echo Cliff via Panther Mountain Trail

HARD 74 reviews
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Echo Cliff via Panther Mountain Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Piseco, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
652 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

backpacking
8 days ago

Awesome short trail. Great view! Done this several times. On to the next. 46ers here I come

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing view from the top. Hiking could be challenging for some people. I would definitely recommend to other people.

Vabz

Great hike! short in distance was about .7 miles up... slow incline for the start .3 miles then lots of incline and steep right at the top... lots of fun, built in rock steps and tons of cool trees, it was fairly easy for my dog ! Had to help him up one of the rock parts that was steep. AMAZING view and worth it all. One of my favorites for sure.

hiking
3 months ago

Brought a group of 5 hikers with different experience levels, we took our time but had a wonderful time. It does get quite steep at some parts but the few from the top is beautiful. I think we spent a good half an hour up there just taking in the beauty.

3 months ago

Love this hike-have been doing it annually for years. Great views for minimal effort. Would definitely not rate it is hard. A little steep at the top but nothing that anyone in halfway decent physical shape couldn't handle. Family friendly and good for all ages.

hiking
4 months ago

great hike all year.

4 months ago

Sweet views for very little work! Steep near the top.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. Short trek to the cliffs with a beautiful view of the Piseco lake and spy lake. Most of the hike is up hill with rocks mud and tree roots. Take your time and you will be fine.

4 months ago

Nice trek. Took us about 30 min each way. Great rocks at the summit to chill and enjoy the view of Piseco Lake. Seems to be family friendly because we passed lots of families with young children. Rocks and roots make for natural steps.

5 months ago

My niece, beagle/basset and I hiked this Tuesday. It was far from where we live, but well worth the drive! Beautiful view at the top and a lot of interesting sites along the trail!!!

hiking
5 months ago

It was a great day and view!

5 months ago

My 70-year old parents and I did this hike and it was slow-going, especially at the hard part near the top, but we all made it and the views at the top were well-worth it! Fairly crowded and lots of kids and dogs on the trail, also pretty buggy, but beautiful woods and fun climb!

hiking
5 months ago

Good hike. Certainly would not rate as Hard. Did the hike with two children ages 4 & 6 and they had no trouble.

hiking
6 months ago

Short hike with great reward, incline can be difficult for those who do not hike regularly.

6 months ago

I wouldn't consider this a hard hike maybe moderate. It's a fun little hike with a great view at the end.

hiking
6 months ago

Very solid hike. Can get wet. Rewarding view at the top.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice little hike that becomes rocky and steep as you approach the cliffs. There is some mud from the recent rain but nothing bad. The view from the cliffs is excellent, especially for the relatively low elevation.

hiking
7 months ago

Took my parents on this hike, and we all enjoyed it. It's pretty steep, and wet/muddy most of the way up (on 6/1/2017). But the view up top is wonderful. The constant climb made it feel longer than it was. Wear something waterproof, bring bug spray.

backpacking
7 months ago

Beautiful vista awaits at the end of this relatively short, but steep at the end hike. The last 2/10th of a mile are a pretty good incline, but it is rewarding at the end. Bring a beer.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike, steep parts right before the top, beautiful views at the top

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