New York

Ashokan High Point Trail

By Audrey Andrews | April 30th, 2020 West Shokan, New York Out & Back (recommended):7.5 miles1,949 feet elevation gain Loop:9.2 miles2,257 feet elevation gain On Watson Hollow Road in West Shokan, NY, a gorgeous demonstration of the splendor of the Catskills awaits. About thirty minutes from the New York State Thruway in Kingston, a parking […]

Giant Mountain

By Audrey Andrews | May 5th, 2020 Keene Valley, New York  Out & Back:5.8 miles3,097 feet elevation gain Keene Valley in the Adirondacks of New York is home to some of the best hiking of the northeast.  Many Saturday mornings, I’ve awakened camping in the valley and headed to Noon Mark Diner on Route 73. […]

Peekamoose Mountain

By Audrey Andrews | January 26th, 2021 Ulster County, New York Out & Back:7.6 miles2,779 feet elevation gain The Peekamoose Mountain trailhead is just down the road from the Ashokan High Point trailhead. Although both yield amazing views of the Catskills, I will write upfront that I find the Ashokan High Point trail to offer a more […]