Tag Archives: Sunset Rock

Kaaterskills Falls Upper trail sign

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 rescues in the Catskills by Rangers and local SARS, emergency squads and fire departments show otherwise. Learn! Town of Shandaken, Ulster County Wilderness Rescue: On August 17 at 2:30 p.m., Forest Rangers Brand, Stratton, Martin, and Franke responded to the Giant Ledge Trail following a report of a female hiker…

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North-South Lake from the Escarpment Trail

This is the northern loop of the North-South Lake area which includes the most dramatic section of the Escarpment Trail. I can’t find words worthy to express its beauty. For many hikers, they will stop and return to the campground after reaching Lookout and Sunset Rocks, this is a mistake. The hike to North Point, even though a bit longer and somewhat rougher, is worth the effort and time. A return on the Mary’s Glen…

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View along the Escarpment Trail in the Catskills

Sometimes we should do things slowly. This hike is one of them. As Christian and I are getting ready for an upcoming backpacking trip, probably Devil’s Path, we looked for something easy to do that would give bang for our buck. One of the most exciting sections of trail in the Catskills is the Escarpment Trail. It runs 23.9 miles from just outside the gate of North-South Lake State Campground to its northern terminus on…

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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!