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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Avenza App Map: Catskill 143

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Trip Reports

rate experience
September 19, 2015
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a way to save time
If you turn off on the second left for Rt. 28A, and realize that there is no sign for Rt. 42, you can save an hour of driving around aimlessly
jerseytrekker
August 30, 2015
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I use a Garmin Colorado, when
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. 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.
pelagori
August 30, 2015
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nice late august hike
had a very enjoyable hike yesterday, following this route exactly as sugguested. My GPS said 9.5  miles back at the parking lot, but i explored a number of side trails along the way. the wife turned her ankle at the top and so we were slow on the decent - all told we took 6.5 hours and i would expect hikers to complete this in 5 hours or less. the section 4.85 to 5.25 miles is very overgrown this year and the laurels have almost overtaken the path. the section 5.4 to 5.7 miles is very eroded - it looks like a major river runs down here every storm and the trail is completely washed out. for the most fun, turn around at 3.95 miles and do this as an out-n-back!
pelagori
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