Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain Trail

MODERATE 107 reviews
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Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Indian, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2139 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

rocky

scramble

hiking
55 minutes ago

Only hiked to the ledges due to time restraints but wow - I would do this again in a heartbeat. Follow yellow from the small bridge up a steady rocky incline, and make sure to take the blue trail to your left instead of continuing straight on yellow at the ~.75 mile point. I made the mistake of not looking at the map first and ended up going straight to....nothing, really. Anyway, the blue trail is fairly level for a while with another steep rocky incline to get to the ledges. I spent time at the first and third ledges and the views were incredible, especially for this not being a full mountain summit.

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5 days ago

Great trail. Strenuous but the views are totally worth it. Another of the 35's done.

8 days ago

without a doubt, a new favorite. rocky/ ledgy terrain is beautiful and fun to climb, and views are spectacular. pine forest at higher altitudes is serene and smells amazing- very reminiscent of much more challenging hikes further from NY (ie NH, etc). will be making this one a regular!

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26 days ago

I did a rainy 7-mile out-and-back hike from the Woodland Valley campground to Giant Ledge and back (yellow trail to blue). Took about 4 hours. I hope I actually made it to Giant Ledge. I got to a big rocky ledge (one might even call it giant) at the top of a mountain. It was totally misty and cloudy but there was a 10-second window where the wind blew and I could see some trees on another nearby mountain.

27 days ago

29 days ago

Nice hike pretty easy up and back good views worth doing

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1 month ago

Good views for sure beautiful.

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1 month ago

Great trail, just challenging enough with great views along the ledge. We went on a warm day in early spring so the bugs were out in full force, so bring some repellant if you'd rather not deal with the bugs (I hate 'em!!).

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great hike