Slide Mountain Wilderness Area

Slide Mountain Wilderness Area

Discovering the Long Path: Slide Mountain - Photo: Steve Aaron Discovering the Long Path: Slide Mountain - Photo: Steve Aaron
42.00844, -74.426782

Slide Mountain, the tallest peak in all of the Catskills, inspired poet and naturalist John Burroughs to write; "Here the works of man dwindle, in the heart of the southern Catskills."



Slide Mountain Wilderness Area

The Slide Mountain Wilderness, encompassing over 47,500 acres, is the largest and most popular wilderness area in the Catskills. Extensive foot trails provide access to the remote interior, often climbing over lofty peaks with spectacular views.  Aside from the trail system the Wilderness Area offers an expansive trailless area providing visitors with...

Park Acreage:

47500.00 acres


Shandaken, Denning and Olive

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Slide Mountain Wilderness Area


(845) 256-3000



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