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Mountain Top Historical Society – Hikefest #3 Kaaterskill Clove Vistas CANCELLED

October 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join hike leader Pete Preston on this is a fast moving, moderately challenging loop hike that features spectacular views from high above Kaaterskill Clove. Follow the up-and-down cliff-top Escarpment Trail passing Layman’s Monument into Kaaterskill Clove to the famous Sunset Rock and Inspiration Point, followed by the not-to-be-missed views over Palenville and the Hudson Valley. Tour the site of the Kaaterskill Hotel and then return to Scutt Rd via South Mt. Pausing throughout the hike along the way when history beckons. In Bob Gildersleeve’s book, Catskill Mountain House Trail Guide, most of his Hike 4 covers this hike.
Meet at the Scutt Rd parking lot 9:00 AM, which is on North Lake Rd, right before the campground entrance. Total estimated time: about four hours. The trail can be muddy in places if the days prior to the hike have been rainy, so think about footwear. No dogs please. Bring snacks and water.

Event Duration: 5-6 miles, 4hours

Level of Difficulty:   Moderate-Difficult

Leader(s): Pete Preston

Bring: lunch/ snacks, water/drink, proper clothes, layers, rainwear, sturdy hiking boots

Registration required by 10/5 Use registration form below to register.

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

Group size is limited to 12 so register early.

Fee:  No

Dogs allowed:  No.

Questions about this event can be directed tomthsdirector@mths.org  (518) 589-6657

Covid-19 Guidelines:   We ask participants to socially distance,  to be vaccinated and to cancel if they or members of their household are or have been ill with covid-like symptoms within the past ten days.   Other guidelines may apply, depending on event. The event leader will inform participants.

Driving Directions: To reach the Scutt Road Parking Area take State Route 23A (4.9 miles west of Palenville; 2 miles east of Tannersville traffic light) to North Lake Road (Co. Hwy. 18). Take this road 2.2 miles and see the small sign for the access point (just before the state campground entrance), turn right, and the parking area is on the right.

GPS coordinates: 42.20099, -74.05822

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.

Register:  Please complete and submit the form below.

Register for Mountain Top Historical Society – Hikefest #3 Kaaterskill Clove Vistas


October 7, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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42.20099, -74.05822 Scutt Trailhead
Scutt Road
Haines Falls, NY 12436 United States
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