Kaaterskill High Peak Trail

HARD 26 reviews
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Kaaterskill High Peak Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elka Park, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1981 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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3 days ago

4 days ago

This trail was beautiful. It linked up into huckleberry trail which was breathtaking and only an hour or so off the trail. Heading up it did get fairly muddy in most spots so make sure you have tough waterproof shoes. This is a must if your in the area, don't forget about hurricane ledge when you get to the top. Beautiful scenic view.

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9 days ago

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24 days ago

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2 months ago

We went up the eastern face of Kaaterskill. Visited 2 plane wrecks on the way up this unofficial path which was more like a bushwack. Great views at Hurricane Ledge. Came down the south face on another unofficial trail.

hiking
2 months ago

5 months ago

Awesome day, perfect trail conditions, powder snow, no need for snowshoes or crampons, I brought crampons because frigid temps but there was barely icy spots. It was fun and even the dog had a good time playing in the snow.

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11 months ago

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Great times....

hiking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Took the northern entrance. 15.2 miles out and back. Did poets ledge. Very difficult, steep and unforgiving. Great views of the clove tho.

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

This was great. Couldn't find the planes, though, and it was quite muddy in places but overall a very pretty hike with lots of different terrain.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016