Saturday, July 3, 2021

Looking to challenge yourself? The Escarpment Trail forms a link in the 340-mile, New-York-to-Albany Long Path. Hiking the full Escarpment is a challenging weekend adventure, but today you will take it on in just one day. This trail crosses seven summits over 3,000’ elevation on some of the most rugged and demanding terrain in the entire Catskills. We’ll hike through hardwood forests, cross swift-flowing creeks, and scramble up and down steep rock faces. These are the fabled mountains where Rip Van Winkle slept, and the trail has some of the most beautiful views in all of Catskill Mountains.

Windham High Peak and Blackhead are required peaks for Catskill 3500 Club Membership and #33 and #5 Catskill High Peaks (elevation 3,525’ and 3,941’).

Level: Intense (Learn More)

Mileage: 23.9 miles

Elevation Gain: 5,000 feet

Departure:

The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 3:45 am

Departure Time: 4:00 am

Return Time: Approximately 11:00 pm

$119.00

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Wear

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

Pack

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