Secret Hike: Winter Views, Giant Quarry, Waterfalls, Ruins

I had no idea what I’d find on this unsung trail. I was blown away.

Hike Length: 7.4 miles (11.91 km)

Total Ascent: 2,000ft (610m)

Intensity: Moderate Catskills Hike

Route Type: Out-and-Back

Includes: Blazed Trail, Stream Crossing

Parent : Location Hidden

small waterfall, long exposure

Drainage waterfall

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This hike had been on my to-do list for a long time.

I’d combed the area closely on Gaia and found an icon for ruins in a location that’s not marked on our usual hiking maps — a good enough “discovery” all by itself. But this route gave me so much more…

This location is a secret spot.

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