Kanape Brook and Ashokan High Point

Catskill Park

Along Kanape Brook - Catskill Park - Photo credit: Daniela Wagstaff Along Kanape Brook - Catskill Park - Photo credit: Daniela Wagstaff View of Catskills from meadow - Ashokan High Point - Catskill Park - Photo: Bill Roehrig View of Catskills from meadow - Ashokan High Point - Catskill Park - Photo: Bill Roehrig

Follow an old woods road with a gradual incline along scenic Kanape Brook then ascend more steeply on a footpath with rocky sections to the summit of Ashokan High Point. 

41.93571, -74.328383

Beginning of trail at bridge over Kanape Brook.Walk out of the parking lot and turn left on County Road 42 for a short distance.   Cross the road to the right at a red circular trail marker and follow the trail...

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Trip Reports

rate experience
February 18, 2022
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Rough mid Feb hike
The trail was well marked up to the summit and conditions were pretty much what I expected...micro spikes were necessary most of the way. My issues began on the return loop...the blazes are non existant for long stretches starting at the fire ring. It is visible but at the extreme far left of the ring, then after the 2nd incline, the blazes disappear into overgrown laurals. If it wasn't for my All-Trails app I might still be up there as I tried following some old snow shoe prints that went way off trail. Some trail maintanance is needed.
rdgee65
September 19, 2015
0
a way to save time
<p>If you turn off on the <span style="text-decoration: underline;">second</span> left for Rt. 28A, and realize that there is no sign for Rt. 42, you can save an hour of driving around aimlessly</p>
jerseytrekker
August 30, 2015
0
I use a Garmin Colorado, when
<p>I use a Garmin Colorado, when i hiked this I was surprised how well the distance matched what was predicted on the map. I got 2.68 miles to the end of the woods road, and 1.2 mies to the summit from there. overall i got 9.5 miles for the whole circuit, but i followed some side trails and explored around in addition to hiking the route.</p> <p>overall i agree with Jeremy's comments... GPS can be very accurate under ideal conditions but if your readings diverge from the map then the map is probably correct. i would say, if you stop frequently GOS can have you moving around a 30' circle causing your overall distance measurered to be exagerated by a significant amount.</p>
pelagori
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