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The Devil’s Path reopens with short reroute

Summit of Twin Mountain
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After a period of closure due to vandalism, the section of Devil’s Path in the Indian Head Wilderness between Pecoy Notch and Twin Mountain Summit is again open for hiking. According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the trail is open with a short reroute.  On the state website they state:

“The short reroute on the previously closed section between Twin Mountain Peak and Pecoy Notch Trail provides safe passage for visitors while maintaining the character of the Devil’s Path. DEC plans to monitor the reroute to ensure there is no significant environmental degradation resulting from public use in this area.”

For more information contact the NYSDEC.

Indian Head Wilderness
Contact Information:DEC Region 4 Stamford
Office hours: M-F 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Phone: (607) 652-7365;
Email: r4.ump@dec.ny.gov
Backcountry Emergency: (Search, Rescue & Forest Fire): 518-408-5850 or dial 911
Location: Towns of Saugerties and Woodstock in Ulster County, and the Town of Hunter in Greene County
Map: Map of the Indian Head Wilderness
Amenities:Lodging and dining opportunities, as well as gas, food and other supplies can be found in the nearby communities of Hunter, Tannersville, and Woodstock.
Weather:Sugarloaf Mountain Weather

Last Updated on June 25, 2020

Scott L.

Backwoods wanderer with a passion for backpacking, hiking and exploring the wilds of the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York. A Catskill 3500 Club Member and Adirondack Forty-Sixer. Climbed Mount Rainier. Professionally an Exercise Physiologist/Physical Educator and LifeStyle Counselor.

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