Slide Mountain (Highest Peak in Catskills) Loop

Catskill Park

Devils Path from just below Slide Mountain summit. Photo by Benzy Sanders. Devils Path from just below Slide Mountain summit. Photo by Benzy Sanders.

This loop hike climbs to the summit of Slide Mountain, the highest peak in the Catskills, with several outstanding viewpoints.

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From the parking area, proceed east on the yellow-blazed Phoenicia-East Branch Trail, which crosses the West Branch of the Neversink River on rocks, and then climbs on a rocky footpath, reaching an old woods road in 0.4 mile. Follow the yellow-blazed trail as it turns right and runs along the level woods road. In another third of a mile...

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Trip Reports

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September 15, 2016
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The viewpoint from the Curtis-Ormsbee Trail over Table Mountain still exists.
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Daniel Chazin
September 15, 2016
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I'm afraid a couple of the views may not what they were in the past due to tree growth.
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Jim R
October 21, 2014
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Yes, you are correct that the Cornell-Wittenberg-Slide Trail, from its start at the Phoenicia-East Branch Trail to about the 3,500-foot elevation, is very rocky and a relatively unattractive route.
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Daniel Chazin
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