Fir & Big Indian

This long hike mixes beautiful Catskills trails and fun water crossings with a long bushwhack section over two substantial mountain peaks.

Hike Length: 10.0 miles (16.09 km)

Total Ascent: 2,250ft (686m)

Intensity: Moderate Catskills Hike

Route Type: Lollipop

Includes: Blazed Trail, Easy Bushwhack, True Bushwhack, Stream Crossing, River Crossing

Parent Fir

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orange canister affixed to tree trunk

3500 Canister on Big Indian’s summit

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 A long lollipop route with a great mix of trail and bushwhack.

Hiking Trail Description

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The parent mountain for this hike is Fir.

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Trailhead Info for this Hike

Medium-sized lot on the opposite side of the road from the trailhead.

Google Maps Location: 41.991444, -74.485034

The map below shows the exact topographic location of the trailhead

Cell Service

Patchy LTE above 3250’. My network is Verizon. YMMV.

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