Top Adventures in Big Indian

  • Hike to Balsam Mountain in the Catskills

    Timeline: Weekend, though can easily be done as an overnight trip or just a day hike Summary: Day 1: Hike to camp (0.7 miles, 340' elevation gain) Day 2: Hike to Balsam Mountain and back to camp (4 miles round-trip) Day 3: Relax & hike back t...

    5.4 miles 2910 ft gain

  • Camp on Giant Ledge

    Giant Ledge is a great hike in the Catskills if you are looking for something short, with incredible views, and camping options. There are not many hikes with better views then this in the Catskills, so why not spend as much time as possible up th...

    1.5 miles 975 ft gain

  • Hike Giant Ledge

    The trail starts across the street from the parking area you will see a sign. After a short walk in you will cross a foot bridge. At approximately 0.75 mile you will reach a junction. You will turn left toward Giant Ledge. The next half mile is...

    3.74 miles

  • Hike Mt. Wittenberg

    Looking for a great day hike in the Catskill region of NY? Then you should definitely look into and consider tackling Mt. Wittenberg then. A challenging climb up but a very rewarding summit view.Starting at Woodland Valley Campgrounds visitor regi...

  • Camp at Woodland Valley

    If you are looking for a great campground up in the Catskill Mountains of New York then you definitely have to check out Woodland Valley Campgrounds. Located about 2 hours north of New York City, it is the perfect place to go to get off the grid. ...

  • Hike the Diamond Notch Falls Trail

    This trail features a beautiful waterfall, and the length of the trail makes for a wonderful workout. This trail is often used by hikers, dog walkers, and birders / for nature trips. The trail also features lean-tos, streams, ridges, and plenty of...

    12.2 miles 3559 ft gain

  • Hike the Spruceton Trail

    The Spruceton Trail is a 6.4 mile hike through the glorious forests of Catskill State Park. The trail is great for hikers, horseback riders, and dog walkers. The trail remains open for use year round, but is best trafficked from March - October. I...

    6.4 miles 1938 ft gain

  • Hike to Buck Ridge Lookout

    This trail takes hikers through a gorgeous forest, past Diamond Notch Falls, to a glorious viewpoint from Buck Ridge Lookout. There are plenty of great, shaded spots along the trail that are perfect for a drink of water or a quick snack.  This hik...

    6 miles 1906 ft gain

  • Hike Plateau Mountain via Stony Clove Trail

    Due to the more advanced nature of this trail, this is a great location for hikers wishing to find a bit of solitude. The views from the top of Plateau Mountain make the elevation efforts well worth it. In the spring, this trail features wonderful...

    9.9 miles 3595 ft gain

  • Swim at Peekamoose Blue Hole

    To get there: From Sundown, NY, head 10 miles on Route 42 until you see a large parking area on the right with a sign for the Peekamoose Mountain area. Follow the signs from the parking area to the creek. Swimming Hole Coordinates: (41.9182, -74.4...

  • Hike Orchard Point via Devil's Path

    Orchard Point via Devil's Path is a 2.5 mile out and back trail near Hunter, New York (easily accessible from Albany or New York City alike). This trail is not often trafficked, so it is a great location for hikers seeking a good workout and a bit...

    2.5 miles 1666 ft gain

  • Camp at Sugarloaf Mountain in the Catskills

    Begin by parking at the end of Mink Road in Elka Park (GPS:N42 08.593, W74 09.479). It will be a .7 mile hike to camp. Follow the rocky woods road to the junction where there is a SPRING sign. Continuing straight will take you to the water source....

    6 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Big Indian, New York

      Big Indian Wilderness Paradise

      Nestled on 100 acres of a 140 year old family homestead, this secluded meadow awaits. After a short drive off the beaten path, through the woods and over a small stream, you will be bathed in fresh...

      From $125/night

    • Big Indian, New York

      Birdwatcher

      Perched on the side of Panther Mountain in the Big Indian Wilderness you will enjoy the wonders of our wooded campsite with total privacy. Sighting of bald eagles, turkey and deer are common on the...

      From $100/night

    • Big Indian, New York

      Upper Esopus Creekside Camp

      Our private camp is situated on 100 acres of land in the middle of the Catskill State Park. A perfect base camp for some of the best hiking in the Catskills, the site is bordered by Forever Wild F...

      From $130/night

    • Big Indian, New York

      Triple Creek

      Site at base of gentle Evergreen Mountain. Woods. Meadows. Trout Stream. Fire Ring. The only sounds you will hear have been the same ones since the beginning of time - rushing water, scurrying in t...

      From $55/night

    • Arkville, New York

      Eagle Mountain Eyrie

      This campsite is located on Eagle Mountain and has a beautiful view of the Dry Brook ridge. The site is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Catskills (including Graham (3868 ft), Balsam ...

      From $130/night

    • Margaretville, New York

      Dry Brook Ridge Meadow

      Your own rolling meadow campsite on Dry Brook Ridge with a view of Balsam Lake Mountain. Just 1.5 hours from Albany, this campsite is awesome for a quick weekend getaway. Enjoy sunsets over the mou...

      From $100/night

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