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Best trails in Arkville

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Looking for a great trail near Arkville, New York? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Minnewaska State Park Preserve or Catskill State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Kaaterskill Wild Forest or Mohonk Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Arkville ranging from 3.3 to 7.5 miles and from 1,473 to 3,874 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Arkville
Top trails (9)
#1 - Balsam Mountain from Rider Hollow Rd
Big Indian Wilderness
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
Note: This trail is accessed by a seasonal road so be sure to check conditions before making your way to the trailhead.Show more
#2 - Balsam Lake Mountain via Dry Brook Ridge Trail
Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 11 m
#3 - Eagle Mountain
Catskill State Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 17 m
#4 - Belleayre, Balsam, Haynes and Eagle Mountains
Big Indian Wilderness
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 6 h 32 m
Hike out of Rider Hollow PA, including southern peak of Belleayre and summits of Balsam, Haynes and Eagle Mountains.  Some wandering around to find best stream crossings toward end of hike.Show more
#5 - Eagle and Haynes Mountains Via Rider Hollow
Big Indian Wilderness
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 24 m
#6 - Dry Brook Ridge (German Hollow)
Arkville, New York
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
#7 - Doubletop Mountain to Graham Mountain via Seager Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Catskill State Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 4 h 13 m
Doubletop is one of two high peaks that require permission from the land owner to hike. The summit is located entirely on private land. Contact the caretaker, Bill Fiedler, at (607) 221-1277 to arrange for permission to hike.Show more
#8 - Doubletop Mountain, Graham Mountain, Balsam Lake Mountain [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Catskill State Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 6 h 12 m
Requires permission from the land owner to hike. The summit is located entirely on private land. Contact the caretaker, Bill Fiedler, at (607) 221-1277 to arrange for permission to hike.Show more
#9 - Graham Mountain, Doubletop Mountain, Big Indian Mountain, and Eagle Mountain Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Catskill State Park
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 7 h 46 m
Doubletop is one of two high peaks that require permission from the land owner to hike. The summit is located entirely on private land. Contact the caretaker, Bill Fiedler, at (845) 586-4099 to arrange for permission to hike. Permission is only available Monday–Friday during business hours. See the link below for the latest info. The private peaks are currently limited to local residents only. http://catskill-3500-club.org/currentnews.htmlShow more