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Connect safely with fellow hikers online
Here’s a list of my favorite online groups dedicated to the Catskills and hiking and associated topics. If you have other recommendations, feel free to hit the comments below.
At the bottom of this post, you’ll also find a list of the most relevant hashtags to follow on Instagram — where there’s a vibrant Catskills hiking community.
Catskills Hiking Groups
Catskill Mountains Happy Hikers
- 1,100+ members
- Run by Sean Powers who keeps things kind
Hiking the Catskills
- 2,000+ members
- Run by Moe and Jeff who know the Catskills deeply
Catskills Trails, Hiking, Camping & Stewardship
- 4,400+ members
- Run by the Catskills Center
Aspiring Catskills 35ers
- 4,300+ members
- Run by Lou Berrios
- 4,500+ members
- Very well run group
Get ready for the cold / hike safe
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More Catskills Hiking Groups
Identifying Wildlife Tracks – Catskills Region
- 240+ members
- Run by Heather Rolland
- Especially great in winter for identifying snow tracks.
The Catskill Geologist
- 1,800+ Members
- Run by Robert Titus and Brian Layman
Hiking the Hudson Valley and Beyond
- 68,300+ members
- Created August 2015
Hudson Valley Hikers
- 46,500+ Members
- The biggest social hiking group for our area
Catskills Hiking on Instagram
You can also follow these tags on Instagram to connect with other Catskills hikers. You’ll quickly notice the same accounts popping up again and again. I’m on Instagram as TotalCatskills.
Hike the 4000 footers of NH!
- 60,000+ Members
- Supportive, encouraging, thoughtful, respectful group
A quick shout-out to this group which a friend says is, “Hands down the most positive and supportive group. A recent post from a newbie winter hiker the other day garnered 200+ comments offering useful advice without an iota of snark.”
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