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The Best Backpacking in Big Indian

Looking for the best backpacking in Big Indian? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Big Indian. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Big Indian

  • Shandaken, New York

    Panther Mountain and Giant Ledge from Fox Hollow

    14.84 mi / 4213 ft gain
    Panther Mountain and Giant Ledge from Fox Hollow is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Shandaken, New York.
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  • Big Indian, New York

    Hike to Balsam Mountain in the Catskills

    5.4 mi / 2910 ft gain
    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 to car (0.7 miles) Details: Park the car at McKinle...
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  • Big Indian, New York

    Camp on Giant Ledge

    4.5
    1.5 mi / 975 ft gain
    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 there?  There are a few camping spots you can grab w...
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  • Phoenicia, New York

    Hike Mt. Wittenberg

    4.3
    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 registration house (where you can pay for parking for ...
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  • Phoenicia, New York

    Wittenberg, Cornell, and Slide Mountain Trail

    12.22 mi / 4331 ft gain
    Wittenberg, Cornell, and Slide Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Phoenicia, New York.
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  • Phoenicia, New York

    Wittenberg and Cornell Mountains Trail

    8.19 mi / 2838 ft gain
    Wittenberg and Cornell Mountains Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Phoenicia, New York.
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  • Phoenicia, New York

    Slide Mountain Trail

    6.28 mi / 1736 ft gain
    Slide Mountain Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Big Indian, New York.
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  • Phoenicia, New York

    Slide, Cornell and Wittenberg Mountains

    10.66 mi / 3497 ft gain
    Slide, Cornell and Wittenberg Mountains is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Phoenicia, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Devils Path Hike: Spruceton Road to Prediger Road

    25 mi / 8514 ft gain
    Devils Path Hike: Spruceton Road to Prediger Road is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near West Kill, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Hunter Mountain via Devil's Path (Red)

    10.29 mi / 4088 ft gain
    Hunter Mountain via Devil's Path (Red) is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near West Kill, New York.
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  • Claryville, New York

    Slide Mountain via Pheonicia-East Branch Trail

    10.49 mi / 2106 ft gain
    Slide Mountain via Pheonicia-East Branch Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Claryville, New York.
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  • Claryville, New York

    Long Path Section 18

    8.61 mi / 2749 ft gain
    Long Path Section 18 is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Claryville, New York.
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  • Claryville, New York

    Rocky and Lone Mountain Loop

    9.62 mi / 1955 ft gain
    Rocky and Lone Mountain Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Claryville, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Hunter, Leavitt and Rusk Bushwhack Loop

    10.88 mi / 3104 ft gain
    Hunter, Leavitt and Rusk Bushwhack Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near West Kill, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Southwest Hunter Mountain via Spruceton Road

    6.88 mi / 1670 ft gain
    Southwest Hunter Mountain via Spruceton Road is an out-and-back trail that is accessible year-round (and may require snowshoes or microspikes in winter) located near West Kill, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Devil's Path to Hunter Mountain Loop

    11.48 mi / 3570 ft gain
    Devil's Path to Hunter Mountain Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Elka Park, New York.
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