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Twin Mountain and Jimmy Dolan Notch Overlook via Pecoy Notch and Devil's Path

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Indian Head Wilderness

Twin Mountain and Jimmy Dolan Notch Overlook via Pecoy Notch and Devil's Path is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elka Park, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.6 mi Elevation gain 2,444 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Rock climbing

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Scramble

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Isaiah Blanks
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Hiking

Really beautiful scenery! Cool rocky area with rock chairs, several chances to get nice view. Trail was pretty muddy and there were some blowdowns from recent tropical storm, but nothing too bad

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Maejen Amelio
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Elizabeth Holdsworth
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This is pretty challenging. We turned back before reaching Jimmy Dolan Notch Overlook because we couldn't bring ourselves to do another rock scramble. The rock scramble was challenging, but fun on the way up. On the way down my knee seriously hurt (I have no previous knee issues) so be careful. Not too buggy, not too muddy, but lots of rocks so wear proper hiking boots. The trail is very cool, the stone chairs are awesome, the waterfall is very pretty, there are also small stoneworks and piles throughout the forest (there's a flat stone circle before the stone chairs). The forest itself is beautiful, pine with a lot of moss-covered rocks and a huge variety of mushrooms. We did bring our dog, he enjoys jumping up rocks so mostly enjoyed the scramble, but we did have to pick him up a few times for the larger rocks. Only bring extremely experienced dogs!

Michael Weinstein
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Lily N
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Sofia Ziegler
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Great trail hiked to the lookout point (not necessary addition) but the twin mountains were wonderful. In retrospect I would have turned back after the Twin mountains or gone through to Indian Head. Slight rocky climb near top of first “twin” but fun and accessible.

Matthew Hand
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HikingRockyScramble

Great trail

Jonathan Chenette
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Hiking

This hike takes in more than half a dozen splendid viewpoints in several directions and, on the final two-mile descent, the pleasures of a pair of filling in old beaver ponds, a pretty waterfall, and the whimsical bluestone structures at Dibble’s Quarry. The portion on the Devil’s Path has many rock ledge ascents and descents. Wildflowers are abundant in early June, especially up high. We do the easy and scenic four-mile shuttle back to the car with our bikes, but of course a second vehicle works too. One of the nicest and most varied hikes in the Catskills when done this way.

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Yuri Khorondze
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Make sure you wear the right gear for this hike. Tons of mud and water for the first two miles after that on the scramble there was a bunch of snow so we had to turn around. Other than that a really nice trail for sure.

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Adam Riemer
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Hiking

not sure where the "no views" comments are coming from, there are some of the best views in the Catskills on Twin Mountain!

Matt Hew
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Hiking

No views, typical Catskills hike. Steep terrain with no payoff. All pain/no gain. 3 stars for there really being no payoff (views) in the end other than just feeling used. Just another stuck in the trees summit at 3600’. Unfortunate really because where there are breaks (2), the scenery is beautiful. I did learn, after talking with a park ranger at the trailhead, that nearly all the view points in the Catskills are man-made, as there are very few natural open areas at elevation. According to her, the size of these viewpoints are strictly regulated.

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Yoriko DeSanctis
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Nick Alexander
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Hiking

Added in the sugarloaf mtn loop - rock scrambles up twin were a blast

Clareena Macchia
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Hiking

Moderate hike but do have some challenges! You must be flexible and courageous. It’s a well marked trail and beautiful views. Bug spray a must.

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Amy Sauschuck
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An absolutely beautiful hike with some great views. Forested canopy, waterfalls... slightly muddy, no more snow. Got within 0.4 miles to the top along a difficult scramble, to find an area that once had a ladder, but now has a rope. in other words you must scale the side of a rocky cliff while climbing this rope- be warned! awesome hike..would have loved a ladder though.

Katie Francis
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Hike up Pecoy notch was quite enjoyable however I would definitely rate the devil's path section up to Twin mountain as difficult. A decent amount of rock scrambling is required and there is a large rockface right below the summit that I could not climb due to how wet it was.

Andrew Konzelmann
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Fun hike up to Pecoy Notch passing quarry and waterfalls, some fun scrambled and insane views at the top

Qian Wang
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Christen Jordon
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Sierra Suris
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Tracy Little
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Jeremy Link
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Susan McCarl
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