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Long Path and Blue DEC Markers on Escarpment Trail

Backpacking the Windham High Peak – Blackhead Mountain Range loop makes for a wonderful 2 to a 3-day outing. Passing over 6-peaks and 3-subpeaks makes for a bumpy ride. There are abundant views on the entire route and you can find spots to camp that are not at a lean-to or designated campsite (aka primitive campsite). Sections of the trail can be arid, especially during summer so plan accordingly. If you do a true loop…

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The Blackhead Mountain Range is home to the Catskill’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th tallest peaks. The major summits of Black Dome (3995′), Thomas Cole (3953′), and Blackhead (3940′) all approach the 4000′ mark. The peaks in the range offer fine hiking with outstanding views and high elevation boreal first growth forest. With 6 trails that provide varying and attractive ways to enter the range, the Blackheads are a place that can be visited many times…

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Please note changes in access and rules for hiking and camping in the Adirondacks and Catskills during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please act responsibly during this stressful period. Please read the DEC info carefully. Read more here!