Remember: The safest place right now is at home.
September 19, 2016
The directions/notes for the hike should read that after your turn onto Dennytown Road, continue until you reach the second dirt parking on the left, the one with the large kiosk. :) I went in that first one also and then kind of figured it was not the right one.
June 22, 2016
Did this hike on Monday and it was peaceful and easy to follow. Can't say anything bad about this hike! When you get to Dennytown Rd, don't turn into the first parking lot like I did. Go down the road a bit and you will then be at the correct parking area.
October 18, 2015
Excellent Thought Clearing Hike
I've done many hikes, but this one was one of the most peaceful that I have done in a while. There is practically no chance of loosing your place on this trail, just follow the red blazes start to finish. It really does wonders for just letting go and enjoying the hike without having to worry whether you missed a blaze or if you where supposed to switch trails. The fall foliage is amazing and the addded snow shower in the middle of the hike made it that much better. I would definitely reccomend this hike for anyone who wants to experience peace and quiet, is a first time hiker(the terrain is easy, just a few moderate parts) or just wants to tone it down from all those strenous hikes this season.
November 10, 2014
...for the update!
November 09, 2014
Hike description has been corrected
Thanks for pointing out the trail changes that are shown on the new 2014 edition of East Hudson Trails Map 103. The hike description has been updated to reflect the revised configuration of the trails in the area.
November 08, 2014
Hike description requires updating
On the most current version of Map # 103 of the East Hudson Trails map set, published this year, the red-blazed Catfish Loop Trail only exists west of Dennytown Rd., so the 1st two paragraphs of the current hike description no longer make sense. Similarly, the blue-blazed 3 Lakes Trail now begins and ends east of Dennytown Rd., so it should not be included in the loop as described. Essentially, the hike should now begin by crossing Dennytown Rd. and picking up the AT, and then doing the entire Catfish Loop trail in either direction. That said, thanks as always to Daniel Chazin and everyone at the Trail Conference for these wonderful hike descriptions, trail work, and advocacy!
December 30, 2013
Catfish Loop Trail to Moneyhole Mountain Trail
The southernmost point of the Catfish Loop trail comes within a few meters of the yellow Moneyhole Mountain Trail. I would like to follow the Moneyhole Mountain trail north to Indian Brook Road. However going north on the Moneyhole Mountain Trail there are no trespassing and "members only" signs on both sides of the trail. Is it OK to pass through as long as one stays on the trail - I assume it is since it is a marked trail and is on the official park map. If so, why the no trespassing signs? Any clarification would be apprreciated.
June 04, 2012
This is a serene hike, rambling through light forest, with a handful of interesting rocky areas along the way. The views from a few vantage points would be better when the leaves are down. Trails are well marked, and the hike is well described in the description. (Note to moderator: the Catfish Loop Trail Register book/log is FULL.)