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Artists Rock and Sunset Rock via Escarpment Trail

Hunter, New York



1.76 miles

Elevation Gain

305 ft

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The Artists Rock and Sunset Rock trail in Hunter, NY is a moderate difficulty hiking trail that spans approximately 1.76 miles. The trail is located within the Catskill Mountains and offers a variety of natural features, including a forested path, rocky terrain, and two notable viewpoints: Artists Rock and Sunset Rock. Artists Rock is a cliff edge that provides panoramic views of the Hudson River Valley and the town of Hudson. Sunset Rock, as the name suggests, is an ideal spot for watching the sunset, with views of North-South Lake and the surrounding mountains. The trail is well-marked and maintained, but hikers should be prepared for some steep sections and uneven ground. It's recommended to wear sturdy footwear and bring water and snacks. The trail is accessible year-round, but the views are particularly striking in the fall when the leaves change color. Nearby attractions include North-South Lake Campground and Kaaterskill Falls.
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