AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley, 2nd: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails from the Hudson Highlands to Albany

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With more than 600 miles of trails within just a few hours of New York City, the Catskills and Hudson Valley are a hiker’s paradise, boasting varied and scenic terrain from Westchester County to Albany. This fully updated guide leads beginner and experienced hikers alike along 60 of the region’s most spectacular trails, from shorter nature walks to longer day hikes. From classic hikes like Storm King Mountain in the Hudson Highlands, to carriage road walks in the Shawangunks and a historic walk around the grounds...

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley, 2nd: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails from the Hudson Highlands to Albany

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Overview

With more than 600 miles of trails within just a few hours of New York City, the Catskills and Hudson Valley are a hiker’s paradise, boasting varied and scenic terrain from Westchester County to Albany. This fully updated guide leads beginner and experienced hikers alike along 60 of the region’s most spectacular trails, from shorter nature walks to longer day hikes. From classic hikes like Storm King Mountain in the Hudson Highlands, to carriage road walks in the Shawangunks and a historic walk around the grounds of Oleana, to 25 Catskills hikes such as Wittenberg and Cornell Mountains, to ridgewalks along the Taconic Range, this guide offers a variety of trails for all ability levels and interests. An at-a-glance chart highlights the best hikes near public transportation, for kids, and for winter snowshoeing and skiing.

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Editorial Reviews

Tom Alworth Deputy Commissioner for Natural Resources
“Peter’s guide is a must-have for hikers. This book makes it easy to get out and explore, from the highlands of the Hudson Valley to the backwoods of the Catskill Forest Preserve.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934028452
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 285,933
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter W. Kick, a native of the Catskill Mountains, is a New York State-licensed wilderness guide and trip leader. The author of several hiking and mountain-biking guides, including AMC’s Catskill Mountain Guide, he has also written for Backpacker, Outdoor Traveler, Sailing, and Adirondack Life.

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Table of Contents

1 Storm King2 The Hook3 Popolopen Gorge and the Torne 4 Breakneck Ridge to South Beacon Mountain5 Bear Mountain6 Anthony’s Nose7 Hessian Lake and Fort Montgomery Historic Site Chapter 2 The Shawangunks 8 Bonticou Crag9 Castle Point, Lake Awosting, and Margaret Cliff10 Millbrook Mountain and Gertrude’s Nose 11 The Trapps12 Sky Top13 Eagle Cliff and Mohonk Lake14 Lake Minnewaska Chapter 3 The Eastern Mid-Hudson Valley 15 Cranberry Lake Preserve16 Old Croton Aqueduct17 Stissing Mountain18 Thompson Pond 19 Norrie Point20 Poets’ Walk Romantic Landscape Park 21 Olana 22 Roosevelt Woods Chapter 4 The Southern Taconics 23 Brace Mountain24 Alander Mountain 25 Bash Bish Mountain26 Harvey Mountain Chapter 5 The Northern Taconics 27 Mount Greylock 28 Hopkins Memorial Forest 29 Pine Cobble 30 Sunset Rock: To be replaced Chapter 6 The Catskills 31 Ashokan Dam32 Slide Mountain 33 Wittenberg and Cornell Mountains34 Giant Ledge 35 Peekamoose and Table Mountains36 Ashokan High Point37 Burnt Knob38 Mount Tremper39 Sugarloaf Mountain40 Overlook Mountain 41 Indian Head Mountain42 Twin Mountain 43 Plateau Mountain from Stony Clove 44 Kaaterskill High Peak45 Poet’s Ledge 46 Huckleberry Point47 North Point 48 Inspiration Point and Boulder Rock49 Kaaterskill Falls50 Blackhead Mountain 51 Windham High Peak 52 Belleayre Mountain53 Hunter Mountain 54 Diamond Notch to West Kill Falls 55 West Kill Mountain to Buck ridge Lookout56 Dry Brook Ridge57 Balsam Lake Mountain 58 Palenville Overlook Chapter 7 The Helderbergs 59 Vroman’s Nose60 Thacher Park and Indian Ladder

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