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Kelly Hollow Night Hike

October 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  Cancelled due to weather conditions.  Check the calendar for several similar hikes.

Join with CMC board member Howard Raab for an exciting night-time hike on one of the Catskill’s most beautiful trails.

We’ll meet at the Kelly Hollow trail-head and follow the trail up to the beaver pond and lean-to where we’ll have a rest and snacks. This first half will be in daylight where we can appreciate the lovely forest scenery on the way up.  After the brief interlude at the lean-to, we will begin the descent in the dark using head lamps and flash-lights through a spooky spruce forest and back to the parking area.

Kelly Hollow is one of the most beautiful short trails in the Catskills with rocky streams and waterfalls.  It has a combination of coniferous and deciduous forests with a beaver pond near a lean-to at the top (the beavers are gone now but a remnant of the pond remains). The trail is an easy to moderate loop of about 4 miles.

Co-sponsored by NYSDEC  Hike with Us – Catskills.

Hike will be canceled in case of steady rain. If in doubt, call before 5:00 pm, Monday.   We will meet at the trail-head at 6:00pm.

Event Duration:  3.7 miles, 3-4 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate

Leader(s):   Howard Raab

Bring:  head lamp or flashlight, something to drink, snacks, tick repellent.

Registration required by October 6th.  Use registration form below to register.

PLEASE contact the leader and cancel if you are not able to come as others may want to take your place.

Group size will be limited to 20 people.  As it has been well attended in the past, it is suggested that you register early.

Fee:  No

Dogs allowed:  Well behaved or leashed dogs are welcome but bear in mind that keeping track of dogs in the dark may be a problem for some. 

Questions about this event can be directed to:  Howard Raab at 845-586-3112 or howardjraab@gmail.com

Driving Directions:    The Kelly Hollow Trail is located on Millbrook Road in the town of Middletown, (NY-NJ Trail Conference map #142, F-5,6).  From Margaretville take Rte. 28 West 2.2 miles to the Old Stone Schoolhouse (on the right). Make a left and a quick right  onto  the NYC reservoir road (DWS 10) for 3.7 miles. Then go left on Millbrook Road for 5.3 miles to the trail-head parking area on the right.

GPS coordinates:   42.079105, -74.650019

After you press “Submit” below the registration form, you will see a screen that says “Your registration has been submitted”. If you do not, an error has occurred. Please resubmit, being sure to complete all fields. You should receive a message from the leader acknowledging your registration.


October 7, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kelly Hollow Trailhead
Mill Brook Rd
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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