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Best trails in Elka Park

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Looking for a great trail near Elka Park, New York? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, trail running 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 Indian Head Wilderness or Mohonk Preserve. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 13 hard trails in Elka Park ranging from 4.7 to 21.8 miles and from 1,866 to 4,045 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 Elka Park
Top trails (21)
#1 - Indian Head Mountain Loop
Indian Head Wilderness
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
Indian Head Mountain Loop is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Elka Park, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#2 - Huckleberry Point Trail
Catskill State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
This is a hike that is great for hikers of all skill levels. Because it is short and not overly difficult, beginners will enjoy this hike. There are some steep sections that will get your heart pumpinShow more
#3 - Twin Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain Loop Trail
Indian Head Wilderness
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h 58 m
Twin Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain Loop Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elka Park, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#4 - Plattekill Falls
Platte Clove Preserve
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 13 m
Closed November to April each year (sometimes into May). A short, steep hike down to Plattekill Falls, located at the top of Platte Clove and its Plattekill Creek. After signing in using the trailheShow more
#5 - Twin Mountain and Indian Head Mountain via Devil's Path
Catskill State Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 46 m
This trail is a great trail with excellent views. It has many steep inclines that require scrambling so, dogs and children are not recommended.Show more
#6 - Kaaterskill High Peak Trail
Kaaterskill Wild Forest
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 27 m
Kaaterskill High Peak Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elka Park, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primariShow more
#7 - Sugarloaf Mountain Loop via Pecoy Notch and Mink Hollow Trails
Indian Head Wilderness
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
This is a challenging loop along Pecoy Notch Trail and Mink Hollow Trail up to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain in New York's Catskill State Park. Part of the Indian Head Wilderness, the Sugarloaf MouShow more
#8 - Codfish Point Trail
Catskill State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Codfish Point Trail is a 3.8 mile out and back trail located near Elka Park, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is Show more
#9 - Kaaterskill High Peak Loop Trail
Kaaterskill Wild Forest
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m
Kaaterskill High Peak Loop Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elka Park, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily Show more
#10 - Twin Mountain and Jimmy Dolan Notch Overlook via Pecoy Notch and Devil's Path
Indian Head Wilderness
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 4 h 19 m
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 rShow more
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