Hike the Palenville Overlook Trail

142 Mountain House Road - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

The Palenville Overlook Trail is a 12 mile loop through Catskill State Park, just south of Albany.

The Palenville Overlook Trail offers incredible views of the Catskills and the entire Hunter Mountain region in New York. The trail is open for use year round, and is great for snowshoeing in the winter. Dogs are allowed to use the trail but must be kept on leash. There is a wonderful place to stop for a picnic at about 1,900 feet. If you want to turn this into an overnight, there are campgrounds at the North and South Lake. 

This is a great trail for birding!

Distance

12 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

2847 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
River
Scenic
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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