The Best Backpacking in Hudson

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Hudson

  • Haines Falls, New York

    Escarpment Trail

    22.06 mi / 4797 ft gain
    Escarpment Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Jewett, New York.
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  • Haines Falls, New York

    Kaaterskill Falls, South Mountain, and North Point Loop

    10.48 mi / 1942 ft gain
    Kaaterskill Falls, South Mountain, and North Point Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Haines Falls, New York.
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  • Maplecrest, New York

    Escarpment Trail to Elm Ridge Shelter

    11.06 mi / 2831 ft gain
    Escarpment Trail to Elm Ridge Shelter is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Acra, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Echo Lake

    7.47 mi / 1283 ft gain
    Echo Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hunter, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Devil's Path East to West

    21.9 mi / 7546 ft gain
    Devil's Path East to West is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Elka Park, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Backpack the Eastern Half of Devil's Path in the Catskill Mountains

    5.0
    14 mi / 3900 ft gain
    The Eastern half of Devil's Path has four major summits: Indian Head, Twin, Sugarloaf and Plateau. Each summit is a straight climb up and down, then back up to as much as 3,900 ft. There are some sparse sections of level ground, but most is a steep descent uphill or steep slide downhill. Your ...
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Backpack Devil's Path in the Catskills

    24.2 mi / 9000 ft gain
    Devil's Path is roughly more than 24 miles long, althought it feels like an eternity of milage. Going thru the summits of Indian head, Twin, Sugarloaf, Plateau, Hunter, and Westkill Mountains.Its brutal. Its painful, Its unique. Be prepared for anything and everything. You will encounter wild lif...
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Devil's Path: Indian Mountain, Twin Mountain, Plateau Mountain Loop

    20.23 mi / 7920 ft gain
    Devil's Path: Indian Mountain, Twin Mountain, Plateau Mountain Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Hunter, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Twin Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain Loop Trail

    9.1 mi / 3241 ft gain
    Twin Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Elka Park, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Hike the Mink Hollow Devil's Path Loop Trail

    14.3 mi / 5144 ft gain
    This trail begins gradually by following a fork of the Beaverkill River, leading you to an uphill climb to Sugarloaf Mountain. You will then pick up the Devil's Path. Just before you reach the summit, you'll see a short side trail that leads to an incredible view of the High Peaks. This trail is ...
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain Loop via Pecoy Notch

    6.6 mi / 2135 ft gain
    This challenging hike is a great workout for anyone wanting to see panoramic views of the entire Catskill region. This portion of the Sugarloaf Mountain trail offers incredible views of Plateau Mountain and Twin Mountain. To get to the top, hikers must be willing to do some scrambling up rocks. 
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  • Egremont, Massachusetts

    Appalachian Trail from Jug End to Bear Mountain

    10.81 mi / 3074 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail from Jug End to Bear Mountain is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Camp at Sugarloaf Mountain in the Catskills

    4.0
    6 mi / 1500 ft gain
    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. If you do not need water, turn left when you see ...
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  • Mount Washington, Massachusetts

    Alander Mountain and Brace Mountain Loop

    11.07 mi / 1667 ft gain
    Alander Mountain and Brace Mountain Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sheffield, Massachusetts.
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  • Windham, New York

    Backpack the Catskill's Escarpment Trail

    32.4 mi / 8000 ft gain
    The Escarpment Trail runs the length of the Catskill Escarpment. The Escarpment rises steeply from the valley below forming the northeast corner of the Catskill Mountains. It offers great views toward the Adirondack Mountains to the north and the great Hudson River to the east. The trail is moder...
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  • Woodstock, New York

    Indian Head Mountain and Echo Lake via Overlook

    18.38 mi / 4432 ft gain
    Indian Head Mountain and Echo Lake via Overlook is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Woodstock, New York.
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