Slide Mountain Wilderness

Park Overview:

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Editor's Note: page to be revised (12/12/12)

 

Trail Uses:Hiking, X-C skiing
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:35 miles
Park Acreage:47500 acres
City/County/
State:
Shandaken, Denning and
Olive/Ulster/NY
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Park Description:

"The Slide Mountain Wilderness, encompassing over 47,500 acres, is the largest and most popular wilderness area in the Catskills. Extensive foot trails provide access to the remote interior, often climbing over lofty peaks with spectacular views. Slide Mountain, the tallest peak in all of the Catskills, inspired poet and naturalist John Burroughs to write: "Here the works of man dwindle, in the heart of the southern Catskills." A plaque commemorating both the man and the mountain graces the face of the summit rock, in tribute to Burroughs and his vision. Aside from the trail system the Slide Mountain Wilderness offers an expansive trailless area providing visitors with the solitude, challenge and independence commonly associated with wilderness."  [Source:  web site in Contact Information below]

Trails Overview:

For parking areas see TC Map 143.

Directions:

Use web site in Contact Information

Contact Information:Slide Mountain Wilderness Area
845-256-3083
Region:Catskills
Fees:None