Top Spots

Thomas Cole Mountain via Black Dome Range Trail

East Jewett, New York

5.67 mi / 1870 ft gain

Black Dome via Black Dome Range Trail

East Jewett, New York

7.07 mi / 2172 ft gain

Windham High Peak via Elm Ridge Trail

Maplecrest, New York

5.89 mi / 1444 ft gain

Elm Ridge Trail Loop

Windham, New York

5.75 mi / 807 ft gain

Windham Trail

Windham, New York

6.85 mi / 1765 ft gain

Backpack the Catskill's Escarpment Trail

Windham, New York

32.4 mi / 8000 ft gain

Blackhead Mountain

Maplecrest, New York

5.15 mi / 1778 ft gain

Acra Point via Black Dome Range Trail to Escarpment Trail

Maplecrest, New York

5.17 mi / 928 ft gain

Escarpment Trail to Elm Ridge Shelter

Maplecrest, New York

11.06 mi / 2831 ft gain

Places to stay

Windham, New York

Pleasant Valley Maplecroft Camp

From $110 / night

East Durham, New York

Moon Song Farm

From $120 / night

Catskill, New York

The Old Catskill Game Farm Abandoned Zoo: Fido's Vineyard

From $145 / night

High Peak Meadows

From $149 / night

Cairo, New York

Purling Waters at Tumblin' Falls

From $175 / night

Catskill, New York

The Old Catskill Game Farm Abandoned Zoo: Wooded Site

From $135 / night

Guides and stories

Pursuit Gear Kit 2018

Pursuit Series

Trading the Metro for the Mountains: Pursuit New York 2018

Emily Hlaváč Green

Chasing Fall: A Day in the Catskills

Jack Tumen

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