Tag Archives: Slide Mountain

Slide Mountain from Cornell

Slide Mountain is the tallest peak in the Catskill Mountains of New York. It is located in the southern Catskills and is a wilderness unit bearing its name; Slide Mountain Wilderness. Being the tallest makes it one of the most popular. It ranks first in the Catskills at 4184′ and eclipses 17 of the Adirondack Forty-Sixer peaks. Slide’s nearest higher neighbor is Killington Peak in Vermont. Even with the height, Slide is hard to view…

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Slide Mountain from Cornell

Slide Mountain is King of the Catskills.  Topping out at just below 4200′ it is the highest point of land between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the high peaks in West Virginia. It has a wonderful summit adorned with Balsam Fir and is full of Catskill history. So what’s wrong with Slide? Slide Mountain is crowded A resurgence in the love of outdoor fitness and hiking has more people on the trail. In the Catskills and Adirondacks…

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Sanford Robinson Gifford [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Hunter Mountain is one of our favorite year-round go to hikes. At one time named Greenland Mountain, Hunter Mountain is a central part of the mountains of Devil’s Path and the Lexington Range. It was named for John Hunter a landlord from New York City. Hunter is the highest peak in this range and is the second loftiest summit in the Catskills and is one of two peaks of the 3500 footers with a fire tower. For…

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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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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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