Tag Archives: Phoenicia East Branch Trail

View from Paul's Lookout on the Curtis - Ormsbee Trail

The blue blazed Curtis – Ormsbee Trail is a short connector trail in the Slide Mountain Wilderness of the Catskill Mountains. It provides the hiker with a beautiful alternative to the “dog route” from the Slide Mountain Trail Head, or as part of the main approach coming from Denning. In its 1.65-mile length, the hiker will find fine views, first growth forest, and interesting trail-side scenery. History behind the Curtis – Ormsbee Trail The Curtis-Ormsbee Trail…

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Climbing Ledge on the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Woodland Valley Loop

This hike is arguably one of the hardest and most beautiful outings in the Catskills. It is one of our favorite three-day backpacking loops. Simply day hiking Wittenberg and Cornell is outstanding! Getting the ADK trail guide for the Catskills and NYNJTC Map set or NatGeo Catskill Map will help plan your trip. Starting at the Woodland Valley campground and looping over the Burroughs Range and returning via the Phoenicia East Branch Trail will surely…

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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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