Balsam Mountain is one of the High Peaks at 3600′ and is one of the nicest hikes in the Catskills. The hike traces the path of a lovely cascading creek, goes over two bridges and several crossings on stepping stones, passes through stands of mighty hemlocks, gives a whiff of balsam, of course, and comes to an outstanding eastward view of the mountains. Though relatively short, it offers a complete Catskills experience. Join Pat and Moira Colangelo of the Rip van Winkle Hikers for this great hike.
Event Duration: 5 miles, 5 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Bring: good hiking boots, lunch, plenty of water
Registration required by October 3. Use registration form below to register.
Group size is limited so register early.
Dogs allowed: No
Additional Information: Rain Date is Monday, October 5
Questions about this event can be directed to: Pat Colangelo at Patrick@colangelos.com or (203) 321-1981.
Driving Directions: Rider Hollow Road is off Todd MT Road, which can be accessed from Route 28 at Arkville via Dry Brook Road or Route 28 from Highmount – Galli Curci Road (becomes Todd MT Road).