Category Archives: Hiking

temporary closure of Kaaterskill Falls, the viewing platform

Immediately the upper parking areas Molly Smith, Laurel House Road, and Scutt Road will be closed. The trails connecting to the upper viewing platform to the famed Kaaterskill Falls will be closed until further notice. Additionally, the DEC is blocking roads leading to N-S Lake State Campground. You can read the entire news release here. Take a virtual hike of Kaaterskill Falls If you want to enjoy the view of the falls from the upper…

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Trail sign in the Hunter Mountain area

As we have all been asked to be socially responsible and practice social distancing during the COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) outbreak, it is hard to do in urban areas. It seems that this will go on for some time and mandates will change as the situation changes. People have been heading for parks and playgrounds with their kids to ease the tension of being indoors. Who can blame them? We in the hiking community know all…

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Hough and Macomb in the Adirondack Dix Range

The Dix Range, peaks associated with Dix Mountain anchor the High Peaks. As one drives the Adirondack Northway from the south one can catch a glimpse of these peaks, especially the crown-like summit of Macomb. Situated south and separated from Marcy and the main jumble of high peaks Dix offers some of the best hiking, overnight or multiday backpacking and views in the Adirondacks and possibly in the Northeast. One can push and “do” the…

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View of Wittenberg and Cornell form the Burroughs Range Trail

Catskill High Peaks table reflects the latest elevation record (2018) which can be found on the new NYNJTC Maps. This has moved Rocky below the 3500-foot mark. Currently, it is still a Catskill 3500 Club required peak. The 3500 club default rank list is the old measurements for now. THIS table is ordered by the NEW elevation measurements. Get a PDF copy of the list here.

Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail sign

The Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail (about Fred) to High Point Cliff is a wonderful woods walk of about 3-miles round trip. Located in Boyd Thatcher State Park’s north section it has fewer visitors than the trails in the southern section. However, the trails in the area are popular with trail runners and mountain bikers. Given the views from High Point Cliff, you can be sure that you’ll share this place with others, especially in season.…

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The Adirondack Mountian Club has closed the Heart Lake Program Center (Lake Placid), Johns Brook Property (Keene Valley), and Member Service Center (Lake George) until at least May 14th.

The Adirondack Mountain Reserve (“AMR”) is immediately reducing the parking capacity on its lot located on the southerly end of Ausable Road where it intersects with Route 73 in St. Huberts.

Effective until further notice all NYS Fire Towers are closed. Also hiking Doubletop and Graham has been closed by the landowners.

The trails connecting to the upper viewing platform to the famed Kaaterskill Falls will be closed until further notice. Read more here