Escarpment Trail to Burnt Knob

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Escarpment Trail to Burnt Knob is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Maplecrest, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2864 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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4 days ago

22 days ago

Very well marked and very woodsy, there’s a part where you walk through a pine tree forest. Rocky for some parts. Views are amazing.

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2 months ago

Great trail with amazing views

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6 months ago

Includes Windham, one of the 35 high peaks of the Catskills. 4 great lookout points off the sides of the trail. Need to stray a bit from trail to get all the view points. Chiseled into the rock at the viewpoints are the names of adventurers who came before you and the year in which they visited. The earliest date I saw was 1851. (See photos)

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6 months ago

My recording is the hike down from windham high peak. (If you're looking to cross a 3500 off)
Moderate, easy hike. I did it to cross off WHP, But will definitely be back to finish the way to burnt knob.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

I had a really nice time with this trail. There was lots to see and minimal people on the day I was there. I almost made it all the way to Burnt Knob but stopped a little short since rain was in the forecast. Still got to take in some nice views at WHP. Altogether I made about a 9 mile hike out of it. This will be the one to beat for the rest of the season. Just mind the large rocks on the way back down. They can be a little slippery.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Great trail! Different areas make for different type of hiking and sight seeing. I loved the pine tree forest. I do recommend hiking boots though. There are a lot of rocks to step on, over, and climb up. It has been a hot dry summer so the trail was dry. I can see where it gets muddy in other seasons so be prepared for that.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016