Pilot Knob Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kattskill Bay, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Length2.3 miElevation gain885 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildlife
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Users report that this trail is not well marked, it is recommended that you download offline maps prior to hitting the trail.

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Oksana Trushyk
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Excellent and well marked! Was a little tough for a new hiker without much experience but worth it.

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beth katzmaier
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HikingMuddy

THIS IS NOT THE ROUTE WITH THE GAZEBO! Muddy with slippery rocks this time of year. Doable with kids but can be a bit daunting with younger kids. Took 5 kids ages 11-5 little ones had a bit of trouble with steeper sections where you have to navigate over mossy wet rocks and roots.

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Don L
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HikingIcy

Not well marked because the state does not want people using this part of the forest preserve for reasons that no one has explained. Nice views when you get up on the ridge. Fairly steep in parts.

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Anthony Cappiello
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Hiking

Nice trail. Little muddy but to be expected this time of year. Steam is thawing out. Not too bad conditions just take it slow and steady on the way down.

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Connor Ludwin
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terribly marked

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Malcolm Faulds
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Hiking

Best kept secret on the lake. Trail is hard to follow because the lower elevation markers have been painted over, but bring AllTrails with you and you’ll be rewarded!

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Matt McElligott
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Hiking

Trail is closed, markers appear to be painted over.

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Scott Young
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Great short hike. Saw a rock that looks like a dinosaur.

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Emily Humes
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Hayden Frechette
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Louise Hoffman
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HikingOff trailRocky

trail is not marked. or, the marks are covered with black paint. can not see them. which made it stressful to hike. however, got to the top and down and had great views over LG.

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Jim Donohue
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Jon Brown
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HikingBlowdownOff trailOver grown

Parked at Inman Pond trailhead and went up a faint herd path that eventually connects to the route shown here. Path is very hard to find at times, keep an eye out for the rare red blaze on a tree. Got off trail a few times and ended up bushwhacking to the summit and lookout. Views are fantastic! Beautiful hike overall, but definitely reccomend having a map on you, or at the very least a GPS or Alltrails.

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Heather Olker
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Gorgeous trail! Easy halfway and tough the rest. Upwards nearly vertical climb. 1,200 feet when at the top. Fantastic views of Lake George and it’s islands. It can be a bit hard to find the route, so pay attention to the map in the app. Totally Recommend!

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CNL 4426
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not super well marked great view of lake george at the top dog friendly

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Stev Strichman
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Short out and back with view of Kaatskill Bay

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Alison Mesick
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Great views of Lake George!

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Sara Clarfield
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HikingMuddyOff trailRocky

Don’t even know if I reached the top! Lol. Lots of climbing! Use the app map and look for orange dots. Fun- but view was eh

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Christine Mckee
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Amazing Views along the way. Incline most of the time. Not marked well but I love that!

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Wendy Lavin
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Hiked today. Lots of rocks and roots to climb with. Not well marked on way up. Using AllTrails helped a lot. Beautiful views.

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Monica McCann
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Enjoyable hike and it has a beautiful view at the top!! The only issue is as others have mentioned, not well marked on the way up but no issue coming down.

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Mathilde Floyd
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Sarah Levinson
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I really enjoyed this hike. It took me approximately two hours and 15 minutes but I am a slow hiker and I pause a lot on the inclines. The veering off to the right from the main trail is marked by a tree with a groove carved into it. It is easy to miss so I am including a photo. Once you are on that part of the trail it is easy enough to follow the red blazes on the trees. I hiked past the official end of this trail and the red Blazes continued. There were additional views to discover. The trail was not particularly buggy and I only saw one person on it.

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Joseph Pekala
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HikingBugsOff trail

This trail not closed, just not marked. Fun hike, nice views when you get to them. Not for the inexperienced. Was a little buggy.

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