Slide Mountain (Highest Peak in Catskills) Loop

Catskill Park

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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