Overlook Mountain from Platte Clove

Overlook Mountain from Platte Clove

A deeply lovely route through some of the Catskills’ most beautiful terrain.

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pre-dawn mountain ridges

Overlook Mountain Trail

You can hike up Overlook Mountain’s easy trail in about an hour. The fire tower at the end of this short trail is positioned to give one of the most dramatic views in the Catskills.

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View of the summit of Mount Chocorua in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Mount Chocorua via Piper Trail

A stunning hike up Mount Chocorua via the Piper Trail, one of the most celebrated paths in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. 

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Poets’ Walk on the Hudson

Poets’ Walk Park on the Hudson River

An inspiring trail that leads to a large pavilion with impressive views.

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slide mountain view

Slide Mountain (Best Route, Updated)

This loop features an easy ascent, great Catskills views, and a beautiful walk-out that passes through varied woods and terrain.

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Steep Ravine / Dipsea / Matt Davis loop hike

Steep Ravine, Dipsea Trail & Matt Davis Loop

The storied Steep Ravine/Dipsea/Matt Davis loop has it all: Redwoods, gorges, chaparral, even the Pacific Ocean.

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cascade’s open rocky summit

Cascade & Porter Hike

This entry-level Adirondack High Peak hike is a great introduction to the rigors of mountain hiking: rough trails, rocky scrambles and incredible views make this short day-hike super rewarding.

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Kaaterskill High Peak hiking trail

Kaaterskill High Peak Hike

The classic Kaaterskill High Peak hike route.

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photo of fire tower at Hadley Mountain

Hadley Mountain Fire Tower

Delightful trails and gorgeous views. Hadley Mountain Fire Tower has a lot you’ll love.

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knoll and mountain from indian head

Indian Head Catskills Hike

Indian Head is my absolute favorite single-mountain hike in the Catskills.

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Lower Great Range in the Adirondacks

Lower Great Range via Weld Trail

One of the great Adirondack challenges.

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Fall Foliage Catskills

Catskills & Adirondacks Fall Foliage Reports 2023

The best Catskills Fall Foliage Report because it’s direct from the Catskills!

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Kaaterskill Falls, Catskills Watarfalls, New York

Kaaterskill Falls Hike (Ultimate Guide)

Everything you need to know about hiking Kaaterskill Falls, the iconic Catskills location.

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Dover Stone Church in Dover Plains, New York

Dover Stone Church

Dover Stone Church is a short, easy, highly-memorable hike — and an absolute delight.

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View of Ausable Lakes from Indian Head in the Adirondacks

Indian Head (Adirondacks)

One of the most beloved and scenic hikes in the Adirondacks.

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Giant Ledge in the Catskills

Giant Ledge (Ultimate Guide)

Everything you need to know about one of the Hudson Valley’s best hikes.

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