The Escarpment Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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The Escarpment Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tannersville, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
583 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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20 days ago

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1 month ago

A great 2-hour hike visiting up to 3 of the greatest luxury hotel sites of the historic Catskill region.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Love the views and the plants

hiking
5 months ago

Spectacular views throughout.

hiking
5 months ago

Great easy/moderate hike with the option to complete the full 23.9 miles to east windham.

Beautiful views are constant. Saw a black bear once, but typically the trail is trafficked with people (especially in the summer). Plan a full day for this hike.

5 months ago

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11 months ago

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

TOTALLY STUNNING. A good portion of the trail runs at the edge of the valley and so the views are incredible with a bunch of overlooks so you can really enjoy it. North-South Lake can get pretty crowded but this is one of the outer trails so you avoid a lot of the campground traffic. The trail system in the North-South Lake area is really extensive so there's a lot to see and a lot of routes you can take. It's also only about ten minutes from my favorite place in Tannersville: Twin Peaks doughnuts! Just writing about this hike is making me want to do it again so I would definitely recommend it!

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

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Saturday, June 04, 2016

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Super pretty, great views, nice balance of ups and downs. Pretty evergreens, which was nice since most trees still had no leaves on them. Crosses a very nice creek as well. Great details about the route at http://www.nynjtc.org/hike/catskill-escarpment-trail

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Monday, November 02, 2015

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Monday, September 07, 2015