Saturday, August 14, 2021

We’ll pass by several covered bridges on our way to Eagle Mountain’s remote trailhead. The hike starts next to a creek that we’ll follow into the heart of the picturesque Big Indian Wilderness. Be prepared for numerous, sometimes tricky, water crossings on this adventure! And get ready for a day of exploration in one of the more-remote areas of the Catskill Mountains.

This is a required peak for Catskill 3500 Club Membership and #29 Catskill Tall Peak (elevation 3,583’).

Level: Challenging (Learn More)

Mileage: 8.2 miles

Elevation Gain: -- feet


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 6:15 am

Departure Time: 6:30 am

Return Time: Approximately 7:00 pm


Limited spots remaining

This trip has a $20 limited-capacity charge.

While COVID-19 remains a concern, we are limiting our van capacity to a 10-person maximum, including guides, and leaving the middle seat empty in each row. The trips have a $20 fee to accommodate the changes we need to make for the COVID protocol. The fees will only be in effect while we limit capacity on trips. Learn more about what we are doing to keep everyone safe.


  • Hiking boots (required)
  • Weather-appropriate, moisture-wicking, athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses


  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least three (3) liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Extra layers to adjust for changing weather conditions
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • A change of clothes for the ride back (optional)