West Kill Wilderness Area

Park Overview:

For a compilation of New York State lands in the Catskill Forest Preserve consisting of wild forests and wilderness areas click here.  For a description of Catskill Park and its trails click here.  

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:10.2 miles
Park Acreage:19250 acres
City/County/
State:
Town of Lexington/Greene/NY
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

"The West Kill Mountain Wilderness Area is a high elevation east-west ridge that lies between the West Kill Creek to the north and the Esopus Creek to the south. West Kill Mountain Wilderness is a remote mountainous location of more than 19,250 acres. The terrain is very steep in places with elevations ranging from 1,000 feet to 3,880 feet. There are five named mountain peaks - West Kill (3,880'), North Dome (3,610'), Sherrill (3,540'), Balsam (3,340'), and Sheridan (2,220'). This area serves as watersheds for two New York City water supply reservoirs, the Schoharie and the Ashokan."  [Source: web site in Contact Information  below]

Trails Overview:

See Catskill Park [link above] and Trail Conference, Catskill Trails, Map 41.

Directions:

Use link in Contact Information

Contact Information:West Kill Wilderness Area
6076527365
Region:Catskills
Fees:None