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Slide Mountain Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Big Indian, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from January until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,706 feet Route Type: Loop

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A short jog up a 4,000 foot peak in the Catskills and another on your NE 111er list. This is a very easy climb up Slide Mountain in the Catskills. Like other summits in the Catskills the top is wooded but there is an overlook near the top that offers great views over the surrounding hills. You'll also pass through very distinct forest stands on the way to the top.

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scramble
14 minutes ago

The description of this trail is misleading. It was not an easy nor short hike up the mountain. Bugs galore, incessantly uneven terrain with many scrambles and lots of muddy sections to traverse. The summit offers an underwhelming view and we crossed paths with several hikers along the way sans face masks. Giant Ledge just down the road was much more enjoyable.

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rocky
1 hour ago

The trail is covered in biting gnats that draw blood and leave bright red blood marks! The bug spray recommendation is significant! Other than that, the activity itself is really nice. It’s a strenuous hike up, with no sun and a lot of rocks. We hiked the blue (longer loop half) path on the way back down, where the ground is less rocky for most. Mercifully, the top portion of this bit of return trail is gnat free, and also the best terrain of the hike (boulders and soft steep paths). Once you drop below 3500 elevation though, this half of the loop becomes muddy and very buggy again. Views are quite limited, with one good overlook near the summit (marked on the map). We enjoyed it, but are unlikely to return.

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scramble
4 hours ago

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bugs
9 hours ago

Relatively difficult hike but well worth the hike on top of the mountain. Bring bug spray!

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rocky
13 hours ago

Beautiful hike! We did the yellow-blue-red trails to the summit. The yellow trail was gradual and scenic- highly recommend. The summit itself has a limited view - but there’s a couple trees you can peek through and see the Ashokan. Prior to the summit there’s an outlook with a gorgeous view. We did the red to yellow trails on the way down. Bring bug spray!

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rocky
1 day ago

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bugs
2 days ago

Great hike yesterday. Did the loop, took the yellow blaze up which is a much gentler ascent, definitely recommend doing it that way. Some small nice views at the top and a great place to rest. Took us about 4 hours but we were stopping a fair amount and just enjoying ourselves. Still some ice visible in a few cracks at the top which was cool.

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rocky
3 days ago

Lots of rocks and mud. The way down was quite challenging. Not much of a view at the top, but there’s a lovely overlook just before the summit. Hardly ran into any other hikers. One small section covered in emerald moss with a creek running through it. Enchanted.

bird watching
4 days ago

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hiking
5 days ago

nice easy-moderate hike, well marked/maintained. no bugs/ice. moderate traffic during weekday. nice views but limited window, tree cover limiting visibility. overall good

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muddy
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snow
18 days ago

Well marked. Not too difficult. Beautiful varied terrain. Definitely some snow and mud but not at all unmanageable.

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23 days ago

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washed out
23 days ago

There’s snow (ice) in the last part of the trail. Otherwise, great hike with lots of rocks along the way. Be mindful of the washed out parts.

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