Balsam Topography

Balsam Details

Height:  3,607ft  (1,099m)

Location:  Central Catskills

Level:  Moderate

Scenic:   No/Low

Trail Type:  Fully Trailed

Canister:  No

 Balsam Weather

Area Forecast

Summit Forecast

This page linked below shows the weather at Balsam’s summit for the next six days.

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Click on the small °F or °C boxes to toggle between US and Metric.

Central Catskills Hiking Trails

Lost Clove Trailhead

Trail Maintenance, Lost Clove, Fall 2019

Lost Clove is one of the very steepest trails in the Catskill Park. Which is great, if you’re a hill-running lunatic. If you’re me? Not so great. But trail maintenance is rewarding work, and I was really happy to finish the tidy-up I started in May.

About Balsam

Foggy Balsam Woods

In the Catskills, when the fog rolls in, you start to wonder if you’ll see Ichabod Crane stepping out of the mist, or maybe the Headless Horseman

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