Catskill 3500: Slide Mountain
“Here the works of man dwindle in the heart of the southern Catskills.” — John Burroughs
Slide, the tallest mountain in the Catskills, is located in the region’s most popular wilderness area. This hike has a little bit of everything — bubbling brooks, historical trails, and spectacular views. Just below the summit is a plaque commemorating John Burroughs, who was born in the Catskills and devoted his life to writing. While there, see if you can spot the Bicknell’s thrush, a shy and reclusive bird known to reside (but rarely seen) on top of Slide Mountain.
This is a required peak for Catskill 3500 Club Membership and #1 Catskill High Peak (elevation 4,184′).
Level: Challenging (Learn More)
Mileage: 6.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,749 feet
Check-in Time: 6:45 am
Departure Time: 7:00 am
Return Time: Approximately 7:00 pm
Limited spots remaining
While COVID-19 remains a concern, we are limiting our van capacity to a 10-person maximum, including guides, and leaving the middle row empty for all trips. The limited-capacity trips have a $20 fee to accommodate the changes we need to make for the COVID protocol. The fees will only be in effect for limited-capacity trips. Learn more about what we are doing to keep everyone safe.