Long Path Footbridge in Platte Clove Preserve Is Closed; Volunteers Needed to Build Replacement
April 28, 2013: The footbridge for the Long Path in the Platte Clove Preserve in Platte Clove is closed. A short relocation just upstream from the bridge site has been marked and will be used until such time as the bridge can be replaced. This stream crossing is not difficult during low water, but can be very difficult in high water events. You should not try crossing the stream during very high water events, as Platte Clove Falls is just downstream.
The Trail Conference is currently planning for the replacement of the bridge to start in late May and finish towards the end of June. If you are interested in taking part in the Trail Crews that will be working on the bridge, please watch our Trail Crew Schedule and look for Catskill Trail Crew Work in Platte Clove.
During high water conditions (or if you do not wish to cross the stream without a bridge), an alternate route to the Devil's Kitchen Lean-to, Devil's Path and Overlook Trail would be to access the Devil's Path from the Prediger Road Trailhead. The trailhead is located at the end of Prediger Road. Prediger Road is about 1 mile west of The Long Path crossing of Platte Clove Road on County Route 16. Follow Predier Road to its end where the trailhead and trailhead parking is located. Follow the Devil's Path from the trailhead, across the base of Indian Head Mountain, to its intersection with the Overlook Trail.