Kaaterskill High Peak via Long Path Trail

EASY 12 reviews
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Kaaterskill High Peak via Long Path Trail is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palenville, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
10.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4110 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
21 days ago

Did the out and back as a day hike starting from Malden Ave. You can park at the restaurant as long as you ask them permission. Stopping along the way to hit Poet's Ledge, Wildcat and Buttermilk Falls is great they have nice views to the North. There is a ammo case and piece of the plane wreckage at the summit along with some USGS markers. Be sure to continue over the top to the South and hit Hurricane Ledge for a nice view of the Devil's Path (Indian Head - Plateau). I wouldn't rate this as easy though due to the distance and elevation gain.

22 days ago

hiking
8 months ago

It was a nice easy hike and some really amazing views and scenery.

hiking
9 months ago

Really nice hike. Take the falls too, and make it up to the top. Great place for a snack. Nice diversity, shaded trail.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

hiking
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Went up in winter. There are lots of streams and waterfalls that looked beautiful covered in ice.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fantastic hike with great views. Unfortunately it's very hard to find the trailhead, which is a small road up empty private land, just past the restaurant and waterfall.

hiking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

hiking
Monday, September 03, 2012