The parking lot is small, so if it is full, you can park on the side of the road. Ashokan High Point — Full Loop Hiking Trail with Plane Wreck This wonderful loop hike has an easy start with almost three miles of beautiful riparian trail. Clockwise, the loop is a long steep climb; descent is quick thanks to 6 “staircases”. bring hiking poles. I recommend it. As such, … 28 is longer timewise, but more scenic. High Point at ListsOfJohn.com Weather for Ashokan High Point at Mountain-Forecast.com High Point B at Summits on the Air (Amateur Radio) Weather and Snow National Weather Service Forecast NOAA Snow Depth Map Lists that contain High Point: Catskill Top 102 (Rank #82) The trail to Ashokan High Point's summit is an old settlement road that has been so well built that it requires little maintenance. Left takes you on the much longer trail to the peak. There are some truly stunning views of the loftier peaks of the south Catskills to the north and the Ashokan Reservoir to the east. It took me around 6 hours total. The Kanape Brook Trail that leads up to it was formerly used as a wagon track between Samsonville and Watson Hollow in the days of the Catskills tanneries. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Not much views at the top. Wet rock scrambles near the top made it fairly slippery. High Point, on the shores of the Ashokan Reservoir, Camp High Point was a 150-acre co-educational camp. This 2.5 mile trail meanders up to the High Point. This is a hike I did on the Ashokan High Point Trail in the Catskills All shoot on my GoPro 5 Black This hike in winter https://youtu.be/uEZ7UGt7Ad8 Ashokan High Point isn't that high, so the impacts might not be as severe as on a higher elevation peak above 3500 feet, but even the vegetation in your picture (scrub bush and grasses and what not) looks like it's sensitive enough that I'd be wary about camping out there. Follow an old woods road with a gradual incline along scenic Kanape Brook then ascend more steeply on a footpath with rocky sections to the summit of Ashokan High Point. Popular hiking destinations include Ashokan High Point, Vernooy Falls, Red Hill Fire Tower, Kanape Valley and Denman Mountain. When you reach a trail junction, travel to the left and for about a mile the trail will be steeply uphill (1000′) to the summit of Ashokan High Point. The trail to the left is longer but generally easier to climb. The trail straight ahead continues upward fro about 1 mile to the Ashokan High Point. Took me 6 hours with substantial breaks. At only 3,080' it's barely in the top 100 in terms of height in the Catskills, but is near the top of our list when it comes to beauty. 76 tent and trailer sites; picnic area with tables and grills; pavilion rentals; firewood sales; flush toilets; hot showers; trailer dump station; recycling center; mobility impaired accessibility; bathhouse; pay phone; dog park; playground; boat rentals; horseshoe pits. Straight proceeds to Freeman-Avery Road on PRIVATE PROPERTY. Take a right onto Rt 212 towards Woodstock. The Ashokan Quarry Trail is sited on the NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s Acorn Hill parcel, just to the south of the Ashokan Reservoir. Starting at the parking lot , we follow the red trail to Ashokan High Point (3080'). Nice fields for camping. Pretty long with a bit of every kind of terrain. After the view there were blueberries and a firepit. Nice Blueberry bushes on the summit. This is one of our favorite mountains that lack spruce and fir trees on the summit. you will get confused couple of places where the road split but trust all trail map download it before you begin. Downed leaves made the trail slippery in spots. Ashokan High Point is the mountain on the right" but the mountain on the right looks far more than a 1/4 of a mile away as it looms over the view in the photo! Great hike. Many years ago this hike started from Freeman-Avery Road. Easy. Out & Back / 7.54 miles / 1,963 ft Ashokan High Point Trail A terrific hike all times of year, this trail has a gentle uphill slope for the first 2.72 miles as you follow a path alongside the Kanape Brook. Go appoximately 9.7 miles to Boiceville NY. We logged 15 mlles doing the loop. It’s took for me exactly 5 hours with 1 lunch break on the view point :) Park your car and come across the road to start your journey. Burroughs Range Trail (Wittenberg, Cornell, Slide Trail), Slide Mountain via Pheonicia-East Branch Trail, Friday Mountain and Balsam Cap from Moon Haw Road, Wittenberg, Cornell, and Slide Mountain Trail, Samuel's Point via Phoenicia East Branch Trail, Table, Peekamoose, Lone and Rocky, Balsam Cap and Friday Loop, Slide, Cornell and Wittenberg to Woodland Valley. Notable peaks and ridges include Ashokan High Point, South Mountain, Ashokan Cobble, Mombaccus Mountain, Little Rocky, Samson Mountain, Bangle Hill, and Spencers Ledge. This is in order to make sure the water stays as clean as possible. For the list of … Take a LEFT onto Rt 28A (just as you are entering Boiceville), Take a RIGHT onto Rt 42 (Peakamoose Road). P. S. I had no issues at all with bugs. Overlooking the Ashokan Reservoir, the historic home was built by the Ashokan’s chief engineer, J. Waldo Smith. Located at the foot of Mt. For more information, please call 336-883-3492. The trail is blazed with red discs. Take a left out of the NYS Thruway entrance road. Enjoy :). It is also illegal to bring gasoline -powered motorcraft into the reservoir. I went to counterclock wise. 28, then turn right (east) onto Rt. A few more difficult sections near the summit. Fairly long, but would call it medium difficulty. Reservations can be made Online 24 hours a day (See the video below for help with online reservations). Ashokan High Point Trail is a 15.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Shokan, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. The first 2.7 miles of the trail follows an old woods road with a gradual incline along the scenic Kanape Brook. Go RIGHT. Olivebridge, NY 12461 General Inquiries info@ashokancenter.org 845-657-8333 Music & Dance Camps camps@ashokancenter.org 845-246-2121 • Outdoor Education • Music & Dance Camps • Your Wedding, Conference, or Retreat • Upcoming Events • About Us You will find a DEC parking lot on the right side of the road. 28. It is positioned between Ashokan High Point and Overlook Mountain. 41.93571, -74.328383 Walk out of the parking lot and turn left on County Road 42 for a short distance. We return to the summit and head west to do the loop trail (we'll try to find plane crash), reconnecting with the trail we went up in 2.5 miles. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, bird watching, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. 200' you will see another trail junction. Ashokan High Point: A Historic Stone Home Near Woodstock By Mary Angeles Armstrong. Views are good on a clear day but with a low cloud ceiling I could see where they would be less than rewarding. The Kanape Brook trail starts downhill across the road from the parking area. From the summit we will go off trail, to the east, for an EASY BUSHWHACK on a herd path to the best views of the hike. Nice walk through a forest. The trail to the left is longer but generally easier to climb. The trailhead is actually down the street about 250' . The trail down was so much fun and steep and it was very narrow at points but it felt great that not so many people go on this hike. Then a steep climb leads to the summit where there’s a great view of Mohonk and the Shawangunk Ridge. This 2.5 mile trail meanders up to the High Point. Go LEFT. It seems like every mile, there is some new scenery to enjoy. It has been so well drained in past years that erosion has caused little damage. Ashokan Reservoir Promenade. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, bird watching, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. its pretty rocky before summit. Anti-clockwise, it’s rugged all the way. Ashokan High Point is in the Catskill’s Sundown Wild Forest Area. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail was a great hike and easy until the loop. Not a huge payoff when the trees are full. Hike to Ashokan High Point: The picture on the left is where you can park on Peekamoose Road (Rt 42). There is not a sign by the trailhead, so keep your eye out for the start of the trail. Takes you to a view spot that has overgrown about 300' from the trail. It consisted of two separate campuses and a central area for administration, dining, medical, and social facilities. Very solid hike! pond. Bear left at the next road fork after the DEC Police Station onto the Reservoir Road. you park your car and cross the road to start the red marker. I were there in November 16th, good hike, marked well, nice campfire sites on the top. Great hike on a warm November day, with a nice view at the lookout. Ashokan High Point: Our most recent outing was a 9-mile hike up, around, and down Ashokan High Point. I would definitely recommend it again if you want a peaceful hike that is long. While undergoing restoration the chosen sites will be closed. 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