Saturday, July 9, 2022
Indian Head Mountain is the easternmost peak of the Devil’s Path, whose deep, dark ravines inspired fear in the early Dutch settlers. Legend has it they thought only the devil could walk such steep, treacherous terrain. Today’s hike takes you up and over Indian Head’s triad of features, forming the profile of a face. You’ll scramble both up and down while carefully navigating the rock faces. From this mountain’s viewpoints you’ll see stunning views of other Catskill tall peaks and the Hudson River Valley.
This is a required peak for Catskill 3500 Club Membership and #30 Catskill Tall Peak (elevation 3,574’).

Level: Challenging (Learn More)

Mileage: 6 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,573 feet

Group Size: 2 - 10 adventurers


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 6:30 am

Departure Time: 6:45 am

Return Time: Approximately 7:00 pm



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


  • Extra layers to adjust to changing weather conditions
  • Windproof/waterproof top and bottom layers that can fit over all other layers
  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least three (3) liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • A change of clothes for the ride back (optional)