Palmer Hill Trail Hike | Wednesday, October 5th, 11:00 am

Join CMC board member Erwin Karl on a hike of the Palmer Hill Trail. It’s a really special hike – in addition to glorious views, hikers can observe the remnants of farming activity including extensive stone walls, old foundations, and apple trees, as well as witness the stages of reforestation. Erwin has worked on several neighboring farm properties; additionally, he has assisted botanist Mike Kudish and led mushroom hikes with Catskill Fungi and can share information about land and forest history, mycology and plant ID.

The CMC-constructed trail crosses Bryant’s Brook and affords excellent views of many of the Catskill High Peaks, including Graham, Doubletop, Balsam Lake, Eagle, Balsam and the Dry Brook Ridge.

The Palmer Hill Trail is the third trail created by the Catskill Mountain Club, and our second in partnership with the NYC DEP.

Event Duration:  1.6 miles – 2.5 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate

Bring: lunch .

Registration required by 10/2/2016.  Use registration form below to register.

Group size is limited so register early.

Fee:  No

Dogs allowed:  Yes, only with permission of event leader

Questions about this event can be directed to:  eakarl@yahoo.com

Driving Directions:

The trailhead is located just off Route 28 between Margaretville and Andes (2 miles from downtown Andes and 9 miles from Margaretville), with parking available at the existing scenic overlook site on Finkle Road

Register for Palmer Hill Hike 10/5/2015