This 9.4 mile trail hike at the eastern edge of the Catskill Park includes a mix of interesting features to go along with the great views into the Hudson Valley along the way. Starting in Platte Clove, we pass through a portion of an interpretive trail in the Platte Clove Preserve, and soon visit the site of an abandoned quarry and pass by the Devil’s Kitchen lean-to. Later we will take some time to explore the views at Codfish Point and relax for a bit on some interesting quarry furniture. Continuing on the Overlook Trail, we will pass Plattekill Mountain (3,100’) and continue on to another Catskill 100 Highest Peak, Overlook Mountain (3,140’) . We’ll take the lesser-used trail around the edge of Overlook Mountain and pass numerous nice viewing areas on open rock ledges. After that we’ll visit the fire tower to get some 360 degree views of the Hudson Valley, the Ashokan Reservoir and several of the Devil’s Path peaks. After lunch we can explore the fantastic ruins of the Overlook Mountain House.
We’ll retrace our steps back to Platte Clove to complete our hike.
Event Duration: 9.4 miles, 6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Leader(s): Rick Roberts
Bring: lunch, something to drink
Registration required by 10/4/2016. Use registration form below to register.
Group size is limited so register early.
Dogs allowed: Yes, only with permission of event leader
Questions about this event can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 746-9694
From Hunter take NYS Rte 23A east to Bloomer Rd. on the right. It will intersect right with Platte Clove Rd. Follow Plate Clove Rd. 4.6 miles to just past the Platte Clove Preserve. Trail Head is on the left.
From Tannersville. Take Rte 23A west to Clum Rd. on the left. Follow Clum to Plate Clove rd. Follow Plate Clove Rd. 4.6 miles to just past the Platte Clove Preserve. Trail Head is on the left.