Manitou Ledge provides one of the finest escarpment views in The Catskills.
This short moderate loop over Vroman’s Nose climaxes at a stunning series of outrageously scenic ledges.
The short and very scenic route to Mount Beacon’s Fire Tower.
Want classic Gunks terrain, scenic views and a fun cave? Hike this hike.
The fun hike to Rip’s Rock from Winter Clove Inn leads to one of the key historical Catskills locations — and stunning views.
A short, sharp huffer-hike to a very tall fire tower with amazing views of the Catskills and Taconics.
Incredible 360° wilderness views make this hike spectacular at any time of year.
This excellent alternate route to Diamond Notch Falls is moderately challenging with a great scenic view.
The Lion’s Head Trail in Salisbury, CT, is a delightful short hike with great views that you can actually fit into your day.
A short rugged, riparian hike to Sunset Rock, a stunning Taconic scenic spot.
These are the best hikes I did in 2022 — 17 amazing day-hikes sorted by level of difficulty.
An undulating woods hike to stunning views from multiple lookouts.
Inspiration Point in Kaaterskill Clove is one of the top scenic destinations in The Catskills.
This route to the wonderful scenic lookout on Anthony’s Nose is gentler than the classic route from the north.
Acra Point & Burnt Knob is one of the most beautiful hikes in The Catskills. Gorgeous trails for miles, plus two amazing lookouts.
A short, easy hike to the very memorable Dibbles Quarry in one of The Catskills’ loveliest notches.
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