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Catskills -- Western
|Park Overview:|| |
With miles of easily accessed trails -- some on wide, grassy roads, others more challenging -- and no 3,500-foot peaks to climb, this region of the Catskills offers more relaxed paths to nature.
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, X-C skiing|
|Dogs:||Dogs off leash|
|Trail Miles:||83 miles|
|Various towns /Delaware |
|Buy Trail Map:||Catskill Trails Map|
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
|Park Description:|| |
The trails in this gentler area of the western Catskills are concentrated in the towns of Colchester and Andes in Delaware County, south of the Pepacton Reservoir and north of Route 17 around Roscoe, NY. These trails are not as heavily used as those elsewhere in the Catskills; thus, they are ideal for the hiker who is seeking greater solitude.
|Trails Overview:|| |
Catskills – Western sub-region contains 17 trails. They range in length from 0.7 mile to 7.3 miles. Totaling 63 miles, some are mixed-use with snowmobiles. In addition another 20 miles of unblazed snowmobile pathways traverse parts of the Willowemoc Wild Forest and Delaware Wild Forest. These trails are displayed, and snowmobile pathways clearly marked, on NY-NJ Trail Conference “Western Catskill Trails” Map 144. The map’s reverse provides information about the 17 trails, including trailheads and turning points linked to mileage.
Some of the trails in the area (summarized below) can be combined to form a continuous 25-mile one-way hike, but since there are many road crossings, individual trails can be hiked in day trips.
West of Mongaup Pond. To the west of Mongaup Pond State Campground in the Town of Rockland is an extensive trail system, composed primarily of wide, grassy roads designed primarily for snowmobile and/or cross-country ski traffic. These gentle roads also make appealing hikes.
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|Contact Information:||Department of Environmental Conservation – Region 3 |