Shavertown Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Shavertown Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Andes, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
859 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

The Shavertown trail offers families and novice hikers a unique opportunity in the Catskills – a spectacular view after only one moderately strenuous mile, followed by a fairly level mile and a half through beautiful rock ledges and wonderful forest to explore. You’ll break a sweat as you climb 520 feet in that first mile, but it is so worth it. Wander past a lovely pond, complete with pink and white water lilies in season, and enjoy the spectacular view of the Pepacton Reservoir. Visitors can walk around the pond and head back or continue on. The next mile and a half of trail winds around craggy boulders adorned with a variety of lichens. Much of the trail before and after the pond is on an old access road which passes through some overgrown pastures filled with wildflowers. Parts of the steeper first section have stone steps to ease the climb. The second mile and a half of trail only gains 240 feet of elevation over that distance, making it a pleasant stroll for most hikers, young and old.

hiking
16 days ago

Short and moderate hiking level. We only went to the pond. The rest of trail was closed. Great hike!!

camping
1 month ago

looking to backpack and camp this trail. any one have any advice? also bringing the kayak along to do the reservoir.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a great hike, and a good workout, but unfortunately the trail past snake pond is currently closed for restoration.

snowshoeing
6 months ago

Nice workout. Lovely vista point. Peaceful meander through the woods. In that order.

hiking
2 months ago

snowshoeing
6 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

11 months ago