hiker in Diamond Notch Hollow

Diamond Notch Falls via Diamond Notch Road

This excellent alternate route to Diamond Notch Falls is moderately challenging with a great scenic view.

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two waterfalls side by side

Diamond Notch Falls via Spruceton

A short, easy mountain hike to a true Catskills gem: Diamond Notch Falls.

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winter hiker at sunset in snow

10 Ways to Be a Better Winter Hiker

Winter hiking can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, but it presents specific challenges. The following tips will help you become a safe and successful winter hiker.

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Hurricane Ledge on Kaaterskill High Peak

Kaaterskill High Peak via Hurricane Ledge

Hiking Kaaterskill High Peak via Hurricane Ledge means a long wet hike in to the base of the summit — but then an epic Catskills climb.

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catskills red barn and sugarloaf mountain seen in the snow

Sugarloaf in Winter (Safest Route)

A beautiful hike to one of the grandest of Catskills high peaks.

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catskills sunrise/sunset view

Burroughs Range Trail Loop

Incredible two-day hike over the highest and finest terrain in The Catskills.

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Pitch pines

Secret Hike: Gunks in the Cats

A true bushwhack to a surprisingly Gunks-like patch in the heart of The Catskills.

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inspiration point view

Inspiration Point (Catskills)

Inspiration Point in Kaaterskill Clove is one of the top scenic destinations in The Catskills.

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acre point view of burnt knob in The Catskills, a snowy mountain winter scene

Acra Point & Batavia Kill Loop with Burnt Knob Lookout

Acra Point & Burnt Knob is one of the most beautiful hikes in The Catskills. Gorgeous trails for miles, plus two amazing lookouts.

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Stone thrones made of quarried bluestone

Dibbles Quarry & Beyond (Ultimate Guide)

A short, easy hike to the very memorable Dibbles Quarry in one of The Catskills’ loveliest notches.

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reservoir view through opening in trees

Secrets of Samuels Point

A short but challenging bushwhack to the strange and beautiful summit of Samuels Point.

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This is How You Make Delicious Chaga Tea

Chaga tea offers many health benefits. This is how you make it. Two methods.

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scenic view from Cross Mountain Meathook

Cross Mountain Meathook

A long, quiet, remote and insanely beautiful hike with epic views.

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Red Hill Fire Tower from Denning

This new route to Red Hill Fire Tower is a little longer and tougher than the classic route, but so much sweeter.

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Scenic Mountain View from Indian Head Overlook

The Sketchiest Hike in the Catskills

This is the sketchiest hike I’ve done in The Catskills — and the most fun

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hiker on rock outcrop on Panther Mountain in The Catskills

Panther Mountain from Woodland Valley

The Woodland Valley route to Panther is not a trail section that many people use — which just makes it all the more appealing.

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