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The highest Catskill mountain is also one of the easiest and most popular Catskills peaks to hike. But it also has a number of largely unknown treats…

 Slide Hiking Trails & Hikes

View from Wittenberg

Best Hike in the Catskills: Wittenberg, Cornell, Slide

This hike does not disappoint. It’s long and difficult, with some hairy sections, but the rewards are enormous and regular, pouring generously into your day, one after another. I’ve decided it’s the best hike in the Catskills. This hike has a lot of elevation gain.

View from Slide Mountain

The Absolute Best Route for Hiking Slide Mountain

This route features an easy ascent, great views before and after the summit, and a slightly different descent route that passes through more varied woods and terrain.

“We saw the world as the hawk or the balloonist sees it when he is three thousand feet in the air. The works of man dwindle, and the original features of the huge globe come out. Every single object or point is dwarfed; the valley of the Hudson is only a wrinkle in the earth’s surface. You discover with a feeling of surprise that the great thing is the earth itself, which stretches away on every hand so far beyond your ken.”

— John Burroughs

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Peak Details

Height:  4,184ft  (1,275m)

Location:  Southern Catskills

Level:  Easy

Scenic:   Yes 

Trail Type:  Fully Trailed

Canister:  No

 Slide Topography

 Summit Forecast: Slide

The page URL below shows the weather at Slide’s summit for the next six days.

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