North-South Lake/Escarpment Trail Loop Hike

Catskill Park

Travel back in time on this historically rich hike with diverse scenery, where artists once found inspiration among the sweeping Hudson Valley views.

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Give yourself plenty of time to complete this hike. There is so much to stop and see along the way that you won't want to be rushed. All of the trails are well defined and well marked, and signs posted at intersections clearly indicate which turn to take, as well as providing mileages to various points.

From the parking area, walk directly across Scutt Road, where you will find the...

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Trip Reports

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June 03, 2012
Although camping is generally allowed in the Catskill Forest Preserve below 3,500 feet, with some restrictions, wilderness camping is not allowed in the North/South Lake area, which is considered to b
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Daniel Chazin
June 03, 2012
Could I make this a 2-day  and camp? Not sure where exactly camping is allowed in this area. Thanks!
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August 22, 2011
This hike provided a wide variety of terrain which was perfect to keep it from getting monotonous, or too strenuous.  I’m glad clarification was given for the trail head, because the map does indeed s
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