From Devil’s Kitchen trailhead parking: hike the blue trail for 2 mi. to Codfish Point with terrific view of Hudson Valley and east. Then hike 3/4 mi. on an unmarked trail to the upper quarry with a view of Platte Clove Valley and west. Next hike a 3/4 mi. bushwhack over Plattekill peak (views southwest to many peaks and Echo Lake below). We’ll then decide on an optional 1.5 miles to and from Echo Lake.
Event Duration: 7 miles, 5 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult — Bushwhack
Leader(s): Keith Keator, Sponsored by Catskill 3500 Club
Bring: lunch, something to drink
Registration required by October 5. Use registration form below to register.
Group size is limited to 12 so register early.
Dogs allowed: Yes, leashed only. Please notify event leader.
Questions about this event can be directed to: Keith at email@example.com or (518) 589-9890
From west: Rt. 23a turn onto Bloomer Rd. / or also South Main St. about 1 mi. to County Rt. 16 (Platte Clove Rd.), then about 5 mi. to trailhead parking on left before stone bridge at Devil’s Kitchen at top of the clove
From east: Rt. 212 in Centerville (about 1.5mi. west of NYS Thruway (I-87) Exit 20 in Saugerties), turn onto Blue Mountain Rd. for 1.5 mi., then slight left thru West Saugerties for about 5 mi. up Platte Clove Rd. to top (Devil’s Kitchen), trailhead parking on right. Use caution on this steep, winding route.