Top Adventures in Elka Park

  • Hike the Indian Head Mountain Loop

    Easily accessible from Albany or New York City, Catskill State Park makes for a great day trip. The Indian Head Mountain Loop is particularly stunning, with features such as a waterfall and incredible views.  This trail is typically used for hiker...

    5.9 miles 1656 ft gain

  • Backpack the Eastern Half of Devil's Path in the Catskill Mountains

    The Eastern half of Devil's Path has four major summits: Indian Head, Twin, Sugarloaf and Plateau. Each summit is a straight climb up and down, then back up to as much as 3,900 ft. There are some sparse sections of level ground, but most is a st...

    14 miles 3900 ft gain

  • Backpack Devil's Path in the Catskills

    Devil's Path is roughly more than 24 miles long, althought it feels like an eternity of milage. Going thru the summits of Indian head, Twin, Sugarloaf, Plateau, Hunter, and Westkill Mountains.Its brutal. Its painful, Its unique. Be prepared for an...

    24.2 miles 9000 ft gain

  • Hike Indian Head Summit via Jimmy Dolan Notch Overlook

    The view from the summit of this hike is incredible. Bring a sack lunch and a camera - you'll want to stay for a while! This trail is open for use year-round and provides great snowshoeing in the winter and fabulous wildflowers in the spring and s...

    4.9 miles 1512 ft gain

  • Hike Twin Mountain

    The DEC Parking lot, is located at the very end of a dead end, along Prediger Rd. Start at the trail head to the right of the trail kiosk and sign in sheet. The trail starts out very easy going as you approach the base of Twin. At mile 0.25, you’l...

    6 miles 1586 ft gain

  • Hike to Plattekill Falls

    Just outside of Elka Park, New York, Plattekill Falls is accessible from Albany and New York City alike. This is a great hike for families and all skill levels. The falls are spectacular year-round, but the best time to visit is in the spring.  Fr...

    0.5 miles 137 ft gain

  • Hike to Echo Lake

    Easily accessible from Hunter, New York, Echo Lake is the perfect place for hiking, dog walking, fishing, and camping. In the spring, wildflowers are abundant and in the call, the trees offer brightly colored leaves. This trail remains open for us...

    7.4 miles 1532 ft gain

  • Hike the Codfish Point Trail

    This trail offers phenomenal views of Platte Clove and the forested mountains and valleys of Catskill State Park. The trail is open for use year-round (make sure to bring your snowshoes and crampons in the winter)! Dogs are open for use year-round...

    3.8 miles 718 ft gain

  • Hike the Kaaterskill High Peak Trail

    There are no direct views from the summit, so it is recommended to take the .25 mile shoot-off trail to Hurricane Ledge for insane views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. In the spring, wildflowers line the trail. If you look carefully in ...

    7.8 miles 1938 ft gain

  • Hike to Huckleberry Point

    This is a 4.5 mile hike that is great for hikers of all skill levels. Because it is short and not overly difficult, beginners will enjoy this hike. There are some steep sections that will get your heart pumping, though, and a stunning payoff is wa...

    4.5 miles 644 ft gain

  • Hike the Mink Hollow Devil's Path Loop Trail

    This trail begins gradually by following a fork of the Beaverkill River, leading you to an uphill climb to Sugarloaf Mountain. You will then pick up the Devil's Path. Just before you reach the summit, you'll see a short side trail that leads to an...

    14.3 miles 5144 ft gain

  • Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain Loop via Pecoy Notch

    This challenging hike is a great workout for anyone wanting to see panoramic views of the entire Catskill region. This portion of the Sugarloaf Mountain trail offers incredible views of Plateau Mountain and Twin Mountain. To get to the top, hikers...

    6.6 miles 2135 ft gain

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