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#33405 - 10/02/07 04:02 AM Hikes near Tannersville?
paulraphael Offline
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Can anyone recommend a couple of pretty, laid back hikes around there? Nothing hard core ... something I could do with my girl in a few lazy hours, lunch included.

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#33409 - 10/02/07 01:52 PM Re: Hikes near Tannersville? [Re: paulraphael]
pedestrian Offline
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Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
Going past Giant's Ledges, to Panther, is pretty nice and fairly short... about 7 miles round trip, or you could shorten it up by turning around at Giant's Ledges.

I hear that Kaaterskill Falls is nice but I've never been there.

Or you could do Devil's Path, starting at Indian Head and doing however many of the peaks you want. There is a 10- or 12-mile loop that starts at Indian Head, goes over Twin and Sugarloaf, and finishes with a mile or two on the road back to the Indian Head parking lot -- this is not exactly lazy, but you can shorten it up by bailing out either after Indian Head or after Twin. There are side trails at either one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Path_%28Catskills%29

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#33410 - 10/02/07 02:30 PM Re: Hikes near Tannersville? [Re: paulraphael]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Go to North Lake and hike along the Escarpment in either direction. Artists Rock is a truly easy hike.

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#33432 - 10/03/07 12:22 AM Re: Hikes near Tannersville? [Re: Mike Rawdon]
paulraphael Offline
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Thanks guys, I'll check those out.

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#33461 - 10/04/07 02:19 AM Re: Hikes near Tannersville? [Re: paulraphael]
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Huckleberry Point is about as easy as you can go in the Clove. It's about an hour each way, has incredible views. It's on the Trail Conference Map, and it leaves from the area around the "Hell Hole" where you might have been Ice Climbing.

Highly recommended.
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#33504 - 10/05/07 02:38 PM Re: Hikes near Tannersville? [Re: webmaster]
Dillbag Offline
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Is it still the "hell hole" or is it called something else now? New ice guide confusing everyone...
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#33525 - 10/05/07 03:42 PM Re: Hikes near Tannersville? [Re: Dillbag]
RangerRob Offline
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You're confusing everyone dude....shush!

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#33531 - 10/05/07 03:55 PM Re: Hikes near Tannersville? [Re: RangerRob]
Dillbag Offline
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I will not be shushed!

Shouldn't you be out fighting woodland crimes or something?

There's probably some chipmunks having a domestic dispute over nuts right now...
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#33584 - 10/08/07 07:54 PM Re: Hikes near Tannersville? [Re: Dillbag]
paulraphael Offline
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so we ended up doing the escarpment trail. it's beautiful! the descriptions didn't do it justice. perfect for a short or a long stroll. and great for anyone inclined to laziness ... in under a mile you find yourself at a cliff with a gorgeaou view from about a thousand feet above the plains ... not a foot of which you worked for. the trailhead must be a lot higher than it looks!

the trail is fun and rocky/scrambly in that new england way.

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#33590 - 10/08/07 08:54 PM Re: Hikes near Tannersville? [Re: paulraphael]
The Lisa Offline
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Nice!
The Escarpment Trail is a lovely trail and it is worth doing the entire 23 or so miles if you spot a car at both ends. (Or do it as an out and back if you you do not mind hiking in the dark) \:\)
If its effort you want try starting from the trail head in Palenville, where you start closer in elevation to the base of the escarpment. It is a good steady climb up through pretty forest.

Now next you MUST do the Devil's Path route Pedestrian describes.
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#33638 - 10/09/07 09:41 PM Re: Hikes near Tannersville? [Re: The Lisa]
pedestrian Offline
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Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
and if you are looking for something lazy... do the exact opposite of whatever The Lisa suggests.

thank you, drive thru...
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#34490 - 11/18/07 01:16 PM Re: Hikes near Tannersville? [Re: pedestrian]
Masticore317 Offline
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To go to Huckleberry Pt, where do you start from? I have a Trail Conference map (a few years old) but am unclear as to where the starting point is.

Also, to do short trips around North Lake, what is recommended?

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#34524 - 11/19/07 09:20 PM Re: Hikes near Tannersville? [Re: Masticore317]
The Lisa Offline
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This website contains info on how to get to Huckleberry Point from Platte Clove Road.
I have never hiked to it myself but it sounds pretty.

A popular hike starting from North Lake is to take the Escarpment Trail (blue trail markers) north to North Mountain - a good climb up to open ledges with views to the east and south. Go further north for an out and back for as long as you want, or loop back on the Mary's Glen Trail (red blazes).
You can also head south from the lake on the Escarpment Trail - lots of views to the east from open rock ledges. But you might already get this from the Huckleberry Point hike.
Enjoy!
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#34528 - 11/19/07 11:18 PM Re: Hikes near Tannersville? [Re: The Lisa]
Masticore317 Offline
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Thank you much!

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