Tag Archives: Giant Ledge

Kaaterskill Falls

DEC Statewide Forest Ranger Highlights Many people think the Catskills are full of simple easy hikes to its highest peaks. These excerpts from the latest Rangers of rescue in the Catskills show otherwise. Enjoy! Greene County Kaaterskill Wild Forest Wilderness Rescue: On July 20 at 2:15 p.m., DEC’s Central Dispatch was notified that a 72-year-old man from Galloway, New Jersey, slipped on wet rocks near Kaaterskill Falls causing an ankle injury. Forest Rangers Breigle, Dawson,…

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Chris on Giant Ledge in Winter

Giant Ledge is one of the most popular destinations for day hikers in the Catskills. For many, it is the turn around point, but for others, they pass over it to get to Panther Mountain. Giant ledge offers some of the finest views from a cliff line which is arguably the most stunning in these mountains. It is one of the Catskill 67. Please use caution when at the edge, one misstep would be your…

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Sunrise on Giant Ledge Catskills

We have some favorite photos (and hikes). Above is one of them. Camping on Giant Ledge in the Catskills is always a pleasure. But catching the sunrise is simply awe-inspiring. The feature photo for this post was taken not long after sunrise while having breakfast on a chilly 35-degree morning on a fall day. The increasing warmth of the rising sun made sipping our coffee an experience that will linger! The Trail to Giant Ledge…

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Devil's Path from Burroughs Range Trail on the North Face of Slide

This is one of the toughest loops in the Catskills. With awe-inspired views, extensive first growth and subalpine forests, lean-tos, designated campsites, and mountain springs with sparkling chilled water this trip has something for everyone. Just the Burroughs Range alone is a thigh buster but add to it the ascent to the col between Giant Ledge and Little Slide Mountain and then the descent to Woodland Valley State Campground your body will be screaming for some…

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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!

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