Plattekill Mountain Hike | Saturday, October 8, 9 AM

c3500clogoFrom 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.

Fee:  No

Dogs allowed:  Yes, leashed only. Please notify event leader.

Questions about this event can be directed to:  Keith at kvkeator@yahoo.com or (518) 589-9890

Driving Directions:

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.

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