Kaaterskill High Peak Loop Trail

HARD 3 reviews
#3 of 10 trails in

Kaaterskill High Peak Loop Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Platte Clove, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1935 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

muddy

over grown

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Very poorly marked trail. You will need to cut through the bushwack at one point, but the "trail" can easily be identified. I recommend bringing a map for this one... and following the recording on here helps too.
There is no view at the top, but following my recording you will find a few lookouts along the peak while hiking down. The walk is muddy, even when it's dry.
The way I took down was pretty steep, I added a waypoint where I had to help my dog down because the rock climb was steep and there was no other way around. Keep that in mind if bringing dogs/kids. This peak can be tough.

hiking
8 months ago