Right takes up to the peak. It is also illegal to bring gasoline -powered motorcraft into the reservoir. Many years ago this hike started from Freeman-Avery Road. Pretty long with a bit of every kind of terrain. High Point, on the shores of the Ashokan Reservoir, Camp High Point was a 150-acre co-educational camp. While undergoing restoration the chosen sites will be closed. It’s took for me exactly 5 hours with 1 lunch break on the view point :) Park your car and come across the road to start your journey. At only 3,080' it's barely in the top 100 in terms of height in the Catskills, but is near the top of our list when it comes to beauty. Took me 6 hours with substantial breaks. There is not a sign by the trailhead, so keep your eye out for the start of the trail. Harriman State Park is the second largest NY state park in the park’s system and is easily accessible to people in the metropolitan area of NYC. Campsite Restoration Project This campground has sites that have been selected for restoration. it took me 6hrs to finish little over 9 miles. Takes you to a view spot that has overgrown about 300' from the trail. 28. Ashokan High Point in Winter After a few days of snow fall in the Catskill Mountains, I wanted to try out some new gear and headed out for the Ashokan High Point. Photo by Winona Barton-Ballentine Diane Raimondo and her dog Layla in front of her hundred-year old stone house. 41.93571, -74.328383 Walk out of the parking lot and turn left on County Road 42 for a short distance. Buggy. Nice fields for camping. bring hiking poles. The trail was a great hike and easy until the loop. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. While this is still a great hike even with so much foliage still up, clearer instructions on this part would have been great and I … This 2.5 mile trail meanders up to the High Point. It seems like every mile, there is some new scenery to enjoy. I went to counterclock wise. Lots of camping. The area offers good fishing, camping, hiking, Catskill 67 peaks, waterfall viewing, and in … It is positioned between Ashokan High Point and Overlook Mountain. Ended up getting a tetanus shot after just to be safe. its pretty rocky before summit. The total distance is 9 … The trailhead is actually down the street about 250' . The surface is hard-packed dirt and gravel, where few seedlings will hold. Most of these areas have stone steps which make the climb easier. Olivebridge, NY 12461 General Inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org 845-657-8333 Music & Dance Camps email@example.com 845-246-2121 • Outdoor Education • Music & Dance Camps • Your Wedding, Conference, or Retreat • Upcoming Events • About Us This is why you must hike from Peekamoose Road, which is a much longer hike. Nice Blueberry bushes on the summit. Ashokan High Point is a very popular destination for casual day hikers and overnight campers. you will get confused couple of places where the road split but trust all trail map download it before you begin. I were there in November 16th, good hike, marked well, nice campfire sites on the top. We return to the summit and head west to do the loop trail (we'll try to find plane crash), reconnecting with the trail we went up in 2.5 miles. Then a steep climb leads to the summit where there’s a great view of Mohonk and the Shawangunk Ridge. The trail to Ashokan High Point's summit is an old settlement road that has been so well built that it requires little maintenance. Take a right onto Rt 212 towards Woodstock. It also featured a large (325 ft. x 110 ft.) natural mountain-fed swimming pool. You'll hike left out of the parking lot, and soon cross the road turning right onto the red-blazed Ashokan High Point Trail. The Kanape Brook trail starts downhill across the road from the parking area. The second way back to Rt. Nice easy walk. This 2.5 mile trail meanders up to the High Point. Clockwise, the loop is a long steep climb; descent is quick thanks to 6 “staircases”. Tough incline in short distance. Easy. The streams are high and things are pretty wet right now. This trail gains about 1000 feet over the mile and there are several steep areas. This is a hike I did on the Ashokan High Point Trail in the Catskills All shoot on my GoPro 5 Black This hike in winter https://youtu.be/uEZ7UGt7Ad8 Couldn’t see the reservoir. The trail down was so much fun and steep and it was very narrow at points but it felt great that not so many people go on this hike. It consisted of two separate campuses and a central area for administration, dining, medical, and social facilities. Ashokan High Point isn't that high, so the impacts might not be as severe as on a higher elevation peak above 3500 feet, but even the vegetation in your picture (scrub bush and grasses and what not) looks like it's sensitive enough that I'd be wary about camping out there. We did this hike with 14 year olds. 28 is longer timewise, but more scenic. For the list of … Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Take New York State Thruway to Exit 20 (Saugerties). click to enlarge. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, bird watching, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Fairly long, but would call it medium difficulty. Views are good on a clear day but with a low cloud ceiling I could see where they would be less than rewarding. High Point at ListsOfJohn.com Weather for Ashokan High Point at Mountain-Forecast.com High Point B at Summits on the Air (Amateur Radio) Weather and Snow National Weather Service Forecast NOAA Snow Depth Map Lists that contain High Point: Catskill Top 102 (Rank #82) Once at the top came back same way. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ashokan High Point is a 3,061 feet (933 m) summit in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, bird watching, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Camping in Ashokan High Point in the Catskills. beautiful trees and stream. Go LEFT. Straight proceeds to Freeman-Avery Road on PRIVATE PROPERTY. Ashokan High Point is in the Catskill’s Sundown Wild Forest Area. The best views are from the minor summit—but that’s another steep drop and climb. The 2 mile lollipop route offers close-up views of Ashokan High Point and to the mountains north and west including the … Great hike on a warm November day, with a nice view at the lookout. Go up the road 3-4 miles. 200' you will see another trail junction. You will find a DEC parking lot on the right side of the road. Located at the foot of Mt. As such, … Ashokan High Point is the mountain on the right" but the mountain on the right looks far more than a 1/4 of a mile away as it looms over the view in the photo! Follow an old woods road with a gradual incline along scenic Kanape Brook then ascend more steeply on a footpath with rocky sections to the summit of Ashokan High Point. This is one of our favorite mountains that lack spruce and fir trees on the summit. Just be aware, the last bridge is out just before starting to make the climb up the mountain. Most of these areas have stone steps which make the climb easier. Ashokan High Point - 9.19 mile trip - 5.0 hours. Go appoximately 9.7 miles to Boiceville NY. The trail straight ahead continues upward fro about 1 mile to the Ashokan High Point. Walk down road - look carefully for trail entrance on the other side of the road - easy to miss (NO sign). Popular hiking destinations include Ashokan High Point, Vernooy Falls, Red Hill Fire Tower, Kanape Valley and Denman Mountain. Ashokan Reservoir Promenade. The Kanape Brook trail The Kanape Brook trail head is on Watson Hollow Road (Co. Rte 42), 3.75 miles off Ulster County Rt 28A. The Ashokan Reservoir is one of the many reservoirs that were built to guarantee New York City clean drinking water. P. S. I had no issues at all with bugs. Not much views at the top. Starting at the parking lot , we follow the red trail to Ashokan High Point (3080').
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