Sunrise on Giant Ledge Catskills

Blog post: Sunrise on Giant Ledge in the Catskills

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Camping on Giant Ledge in the Catskills is always a pleasure. But catching the sunrise is simply awe-inspiring. Click To Tweet

This was taken not long after sunrise while having breakfast on a chilly morning. The increasing warmth of the rising sun made sipping our coffee an experience which will linger!

Giant Ledge is a small peak just south of Panther Mountain in the Catskills. It boasts unparalleled views from its large cliffs. What makes this trip even better is it less than 2 miles from the trailhead. There is some stiff climbing but the effort is worthwhile! It has nice designated campsites and makes for a great first overnight backpacking trip for the young outdoors person.

Make sure you plan ahead, the parking area fills up fast! If you can’t get into the parking area, try the Slide Mountain parking area a couple of miles up the road and use the connector trail from the Winnisook Club.

Giant Ledge trail map

Slide Mountain Wilderness
Contact Information:DEC Region 3 New Paltz Office:
phone (845) 256-3000 (M-F 8:30AM - 4:30PM), email:
Law Enforcement, Emergency & Ranger: 518-408-5850 or dial 911
Location: Towns of Shandaken, Denning and Olive in Ulster County
Map: Slide Mountain Wilderness Map
Amenities:Food, gas, and other supplies can be found in the nearby communities of Phoenicia and Boiceville.
Dining opportunities can be found in the nearby communities of Boiceville, Mount Tremper, Phoenicia and Shandaken.
Lodging may be found in the nearby communities of Mount Tremper, Oliverea, Phoenicia, Shandaken.
Weather:Slide Mountain Weather

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