Winter GearYou can survive and thrive on the hills this winter. Bob, Thanks a bunch for your description of the Yosemite ledge trail. I always lose count. Summit (upper) parking – 90 cars – (Jomeokee Trail, overlooks, Ledge Springs Trail) Use the following lots to skip the crowds, take a longer hike, or visit the Yadkin River Pinnacle Hotel Road – 50 cars 134 Culler Road, Pinnacle NC – (Access to the Mountain Trail and Corridor Trail, and Grassy Ridge Trail) Pilot Mountain via Mountain, Grindstone, Jomeokee, and Ledge Spring Trails is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pinnacle, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. This classic route to Giant Ledge is a short moderate hike with a huge pay-off: a series of ledge views which are spectacular in all seasons. Thank you very much. Keep your dog brightly-colored too, and on-leash at all times. I hear there are caves to explore at the base of the cliffs so my plan is to re-do this route in late-autumn/early winter, which it’s much cooler. Winter Mountain Hiking Gear: How to Survive & Thrive in the Catskills Cold, Catskill 3500 High Peaks List | Ultimate Peakbagging Guide. They are easier then they look in the picture. It’s not the summit but, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can climb the boulders for a good view. The first ledge is the largest and offers the best view. This ascent is rather gradual with a few short, steep areas thrown in. A panoramic view of the central and northern Catskills opens up all along the trail that parallels the ledge. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Submit one here. From here, the trail is steep and lumpy until you make it to the junction. 2 4.5 miles west of Rt. Great hike!!! Hike early and carry a headlamp. No permit is required for day hikes to Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain. (And your fine work!). A few hikers had broken trail ahead of us. General information on hikingincludes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations. With a little legwork through lovely second growth forest, hikers are rewarded with stellar views of the valley below, Rattlesnake Lake, Mount Si, Mount Washington and others via a Lion King's “pride rock” moment. It’s much cooler in there. This trail can be combined with others to form so long painful and punishing rides. On the trail down my feet felt pummeled and, by the time I made it back to the lot, my legs were basically jelly. It is intermediate technically and intermediate to advanced aerobically. Ledge is a 1,006 ft moderately popular blue singletrack trail located near Newport New Hampshire. Also I was wearing trail runners with no spikes, which was fine since it had been warm for two days so there was no ice but it would have gotten slippery real quick if the temp dropped. This hike climbs Giant Ledge, one of the most popular destinations in the Catskills, which features spectacular views from a series of ledges. Just below the 3000’ contour, a spur trail leads left/west to a spring. Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain Trail is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Indian, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain Trail is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Indian, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. A small flat ledge marks Panther Mountain’s summit. Rattlesnake Ledge is a rock outcropping and viewpoint 1160 feet above Rattlesnake Lake. Was there this past Sunday cleaning water bars. Straight ahead is the Eastern Devil’s Path. On weekends, plan to arrive as early as you can — and have a Plan B for your day in case the lot is full when you arrive. This ascent is rather gradual with a few short, steep areas thrown in. Overview. But the landscape is a fantasy-land mix of old blowdown and giant boulders, with everything covered in moss. All Forest Offices. July 2004: Rogers Ledge, Devil's Hopyard. Area Status: Open Please use the day use parking area and DO NOT BLOCK campsites with hiker vehicles. Extensive foot trails provide access to the remote interior, often climbing over lofty peaks with spectacular views. Area Status: Open White Ledge Loop is a 4.4 mile loop trail to White Ledge (2,010 ft.); a 1,450 feet elevation gain. In winter the road is closed off to vehicles so reaching the top requires a 1.7 mile hike. David Stout, 58, of Ossipee, New Hampshire, was hiking when he fell ill with a headache, chest pain, and back pain.… Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30 . This is one of the most popular hiking trails in the Catskills. It’s quiet and a great place to just sit and relax. (42.026565°N, 74.403866°W) Google Maps (leaves DEC website) Denning Road Parking Area is located on Denning Road, 3.5 … ClosureGraham and Doubletop mountains are closed to hikers from Nov 8 to Dec 26. All Forest Offices. My wife and I are frequent visitors to Yosemite and have lately taken to exploring its abandoned trails. I love reading your trail reports. Here’s how: winter hiking gear. With 10 miles of trail separating the two points, there is a lot of solitude to be found, even while technically on the same mountain. There are four, maybe five? The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Start anywhere in the col. Supposedly the original trailhead was right in back of where the cafeteria is now. Mt. Personally, I’m too scared to eat anything I find in the woods — and there are similar looking mushrooms which are not good to eat. Poet's Ledge - Kaaterskill Mountain Range in the Catskill Mountains: Overview of this Hike: Distance: 6.14 miles round trip from parking at bridge to Poet’s Ledge and back. And the views at the ledge are fantastic on a good clear day. 1. Immediately after you pass the final ledge, the Blue Trail drops 200 feet in the saddle between Giant Ledge and the Panther ascent. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30 . If you've hiked to Rattlesnake Ledges and beyond from Rattlesnake Lake, this is a delightful alternative. Sunset Apx: 4:25pm.Daylight hours are short. When I returned to my car, the lot was full and cars were parked along the street; cannot imagine what the crowds were like in the summer if it’s that busy in December. Stony Ledge, while easily accessible from parking on Rockwell Road, via Sperry Road, is more enjoyably hiked (for me at least) via the Haley Farm Trail off of Hopper Road in Williamstown. This is a very popular and exceptionally scenic hike, that contains an optional bushwhack section. Area Status: Open The trail ascends the northwest slope of Pine Mountain, reaching an excellent view point from the rocky pinnacle called Chapel Rock. Frankly, a foot of snow would make the trek much easier. Not many people take this route. It is another way to get up to (or down from) the summit of Third Hill. Friendly hikers on the trail. Several recreational opportunities exist, including hiking and rock-climbing. The hike (3.2 miles to Giant Ledge and back; NOT Panther Mountain) took us about 3 hours snowshoeing at a slow and comfortable pace. But upon further inspection, one notices what looks like a thin shelf running diagonally up and to the right (west) starting directly behind Curry Village. Pass this rock pile. The Rattlesnake Mountain Trail can be used in either direct and is best enjoyed with a retrieval vehicle waiting at the destination. Find the yellow-blazed Phoenecia-East Branch trail and hike.65 miles to the blue-blazed Giant Ledge - Panther Mountain Trail. I really appreciate that. 71 White Mountain Drive Campton NH 03223 (603) 536-6100 Dial 711 for TRS. But the bushwhack section really wore me out. SnowDeep snow on the mountains now. I took this flat boulder just above the 3000’ contour as my jumping-off point and turned left/east into the open woods. Overview. The largest and most popular wilderness area in the Catskill Forest Preserve. When it becomes full, people do park on the side of the road. Next turn left onto Square Ledge Trail and climb steeply for 0.4 mile which will bring you to the highest point on Square Ledge. This mountain bike primary trail. This trail is a mixture of single track and fire road. 45 in Mountain Biking [+] Ledge is a really fun, technical trail that has some tight switchbacks, rocky scrambles and steep sections. Beware the chipmunks. Provides access to the Giant Ledge, Panther Mountain, Fox hollow Trail and the northern section of the of the Phoenicia East Branch Trail. All Forest Offices. In summer, even mid-week, the small lot on Route 47 fills up very quickly. Oliverea is home to Giant Ledge Trailhead. The entire climb takes only 20-30 minutes, and the incline is gentle, with the exception of one short, steep section.This makes it an ideal hike for beginners and those with younger children. About 1-2ft of snow from the recent storm. Early on, this footbridge crosses the Esopus Creek which begins further upstream on the north side of Slide Mountain. The surface was lovely, and made for a nice, easy climb up both mountains. May 10, 2020 December 15, 2020 by Roulette Travel Leave a comment. See this access update. The first part of the hike (to Giant Ledge) is rugged but short and travelled regularly by children and dogs, so that section seems to be kid-friendly. Back on the main Giant Ledge/Panther trail (blue blazes), I turned left and headed down what now felt like exceptionally lumpy trail-bed. Stewarts Ledge is a relatively short hike on the east side of Lake George that rewards hikers with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains.. Get the latest hike reports, trail mix, backcountry rescues, weather tips — and exclusive subscriber-only content! and so I only needed microspikes the whole way up Giant Ledge and Panther. Mountain section: Ledge Spring Trail. The trailhead for the hiking trail (Art Loeb Trail) is located at the Daniel Boone Scout Camp. From here, begin the short two mile jaunt up to Rattlesnake Ledge by entering a mixed forest, following the often narrow trail as it switchbacks through the trees. Pretty rocky the whole way. Five ledges adjacent to the main trail provide scenic overlooks that will leave you speechless. The hike starts from the Giant Ledge Trailhead located at the hairpin curve along County Route 47. These two pictures are some of the more challenging sections. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. My objective for the day was to do a short bushwhack in new terrain without getting into any trouble. The GPS coordinates are N42 01.587 W74 24.213. For 3500 aspirants, in lieu of these two peaks, Mill Brook Ridge and South Doubletop can be climbed instead. Although Panther also offers panoramic views from its summit, they are quite similar to those from Giant Ledge. The hike ascends from a large trailhead to a cliff-top viewpoint with an expansive vista down valley to the southwest. From there, it’s only 45 minutes to Panther’s rich pine-filled summit — and one more spectacular view. Harboring the tallest of the Catskill Peaks and offering numerous trailside vistas, th… Thanks to the handiwork of our colleagues in the trail community, you can now reach Rattlesnake Mountain from the west, starting from a new trailhead at Snoqualmie Point. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Spikes were not needed on Sunday, not likely needed Monday or Tuesday, but after that it will surely be more wintry. … The Ledge Trail is the shortest route between the Valley floor and Glacier Point. After 25 mins or so you’ll arrive at a junction. On this first pass, I kept away from the long line of enormous boulders strewn at the bottom of the cliff. There are several flat, mossy spots where you can sit for a while and cool off. Cascade Mountain Trail ascends 1,925 feet over 2.4 miles. The GPS coordinates are N42 01.587 W74 24.213. You’ve bagged Panther, but a better view lies just ahead. In no time, you’ll make your way to the long straight ridge of Giant Ledge. For the return journey, I added a bushwhack along the bottom of Giant Ledge, where the terrain is untrailed, unspoiled and unearthly. Hiking out to Panther from Route 47 is not the world’s toughest hike. White Ledge Loop is a 4.4 mile loop trail to White Ledge (2,010 ft.); a 1,450 feet elevation gain. The top of Ledge Mountain includes several comfortable viewing areas to rest and enjoy the landscape. Hunting SeasonIt’s still hunting season so wear lots of orange on hikes, especially when bushwhacking. CONTACT: Conservation Officer Kenneth St.Pierre 603-744-5470 603-271-3361 October 20, 2020. Continue on Square Ledge Trail for another 0.6 mile. If you do this hike, let me know how it goes for you in the comments below…. Now you start dropping in elevation into the col between Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain. No description for Ledge trail has been added yet! On my way out, in the col between Panther and Giant Ledge, I diverted to a bushwhack along the base of the cliffs. Rattlesnake Ledge is a popular trail in the Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area, taking hikers from Rattlesnake Lake to fantastic viewpoints on the cliff faces far above. This is a very challenging 1-mile trail. Your backing makes all the difference. Trailhead parking: Oliverea Road – Big Indian, NY 12410 . The hike to Panther and back is a moderate hike. On average it takes 4 minutes to complete this trail. ¶ Use snowshoes. From Giant Ledge, the trail descends into the col between the two peaks. Pack microspikes until June. They are beyond tame. After you've visited Giant Ledge Trailhead, you can discover the sights and attractions within just a few miles of the area. The trailhead at Snoqualmie Point is relatively new, and only connected to Rattlesnake Ledge/Lake since 2007. Slide Mountain If you want to stretch your legs and breathe in some fresh mountain air, head out to Slide Mountain for a bird's-eye view of Oliverea. An out-and-back with a twist: you’ll head out over Giant Ledge but you'll head back under Giant Ledge. There’s a tree with exposed roots open on the ledge, and sometimes there’s a small cairn. Location: The map below shows the exact topographic location of the trailhead. Leaving the roadside, the Art Loeb Trail switchbacks north to round a ridgeline at 1.1. miles at the first campsite. This is one of the most popular hikes in the Catskills Park, as the views from Giant Ledge span across the Catskills and are awe inspiring during any season, and that’s before you even get to the summit of Panther Mountain. Beginning with a walk down an old farm road through a hedgerow, the Haley Farm Trail branches off to the south, through an open meadow, before entering tall, well-spaced hardwoods. This is a "must do" Seattle hike - the well-maintained trail makes for an fairly easy hike up the 1,100 elevation gain. Cascade Mountain Trail A visit to Catskill Mountains is worth the trip when you're visiting. This classic route to Giant Ledge is a short moderate hike with a huge pay-off: a series of ledge views which are spectacular in all seasons. Giant Ledge is located in the 47,500 acres Slide Mountain Wilderness Area. The hike continues to Panther Mountain, one of the 35 high peaks in the Catskills over 3,500 in elevation. 71 White Mountain Drive Campton NH 03223 (603) 536-6100 Dial 711 for TRS. If you have it in you, the trek to Panther only takes an additional 45 minutes, adding 90 minutes to your total hike time. Rogers Ledge. Mount Whiteface via Blueberry Ledge Trail is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Wonalancet, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as difficult. All Rights Reserved.Mountain-Hiking.com is a Design ICU project. Stay on the road and the trail, do not trespass on private property. The 2-mile trail gains approximately 1,500 feet in the climb from the trailhead to the Stony Ledge overlook. The Rattlesnake Ledge Trail makes up the eastern 2 mile segment of the Rattlesnake Ridge or Rattlesnake Mountain Trail. All Forest Offices. #725 of 988 mountain bike trails in California #9,790 in the world. After you've visited Giant Ledge Trailhead, you can discover the sights and attractions within just a few miles of the area. For 30 minutes or so, follow the yellow blazes of the Phoenicia East Branch trail. The trail travels along the foot of the cliffs and ledges to the west of Little Pinnacle. If you want to "bag" a 3500' peak, continue on the trail past Giant Ledge to the summit of Panther Mountain, but the real payoff views are at Giant Ledge. In 2004, the Greenway Trust and partners began extending the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail another 8.8 miles, up to the top of the ridge and down the north western slope of Rattlesnake Mountain to Exit 27 just off I-90 at Snoqualmie Point. With a high point at 1,860 feet above sea level, the trail is usable year-round, providing the Middle Fork road is passable (snow is not removed from the road in the winter). Daylight HoursSunrise Apx: 7:20am. Park at the trailhead on the Frost Valley Road just after Winisook Lake on the hairpin turn. Please keep up the fine reports. We went to the last ledge, and at the time, no one had broken a path beyond this point (out to Panther Mountain). The summit is not long after the boulder pile. Walk Giant Ledge’s full length and visit each of its lookouts. The trail was very nicely tramped down after the 2 feet of snow from last Thursday by others with snowshoes (thank you all!) … Ledge Trail is a 1,932 ft popular green singletrack trail located near Boxford Massachusetts. Turn left/north to head toward Giant Ledge, following the blue blazes. Muddy in places but not too hard to avoid. As it was, the deep duff, which regularly collapsed underfoot into ankle-twisting holes, was enough to contend with. David Stout, 58, of Ossipee, New Hampshire, was … Contact Us : Pine Mountain Trailhead. The Ledge Trail leaves the road a few dozen feet ahead in this shot on the left. Extensive foot trails provide access to the remote interior, often climbing over lofty peaks with spectacular views. Giant Ledge. Offering arguably the best views in the Catskills, Giant Ledge is a moderate out and back hike with huge payoffs. CONTACT:Conservation Officer Kenneth St.Pierre603-744-5470603-271-3361October 20, 2020 Tuftonboro, NH – On Sunday October 18, 2020 at 8:15 a.m., 911 received a call for a medical emergency at the Ledge trail on Canaan Mountain in Tuftonboro. No description for Ledge Trail trail has been added yet! Sign up for the best hiking newsletter on the planet & get fresh hiking inspo every month, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Zero spam – just an inspiring mix of Catskills trails and hiking news, Microspikes & Trail Crampons (Winter Traction Footwear). Giant Ledge Trailhead Hotels Flights to Kingston Things to do in Kingston Car Rentals in Giant Ledge Trailhead Kingston Vacation Packages New York may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. See nearby properties; Find out more about Giant Ledge Trailhead. I keep thinking there should be an obvious trailhead. Challenging for beginners.. Dogs are also able to use this trail. This past weekend (September 27th, 2014) we decided to check out the beginning of the ledge trail to see for ourselves how difficult and dangerous it really was. Belleayre Mountain is also located 9.2 mi (14.7 km) from Giant Ledge Trailhead, and Empire State Railway Museum is … Mountain/Rock Lat/Lon: 38.85512°N / 111.86156°W: County: Sevier: Activities: Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Toprope: Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter: Elevation: 6600 ft / 2012 m : Sign the Climber's Log! Wear a mask. Panther Mountain is one of the Catskill High Peaks, located in the Town of Shandaken in Ulster County, New York.At approximately 3,720 feet (1,130 m) in elevation, it is the 18th highest in the range. Area Status: Open Please use the day use parking area and DO NOT BLOCK campsites with hiker vehicles. They will stare you down. 71 White Mountain Drive Campton NH 03223 (603) 536-6100 Dial 711 for TRS. Bobcat comes in right around the middle. Trailhead parking: Oliverea Road – Big Indian, NY 12410 . It was very demanding. (Yes, I realize that this trail has been closed for many years.) Less than five minutes from the summit is a larger ledge with a much grander view. Pick your way through, making your way toward an enormous Tim Burton Tree. The hike starts off along the yellow marked Phoenicia-East Branch Trail. This is one of the most popular hiking trails in the Catskills. While the parking lot is big, it does fill up quite quickly on the weekends. Hike Giant Ledge & Panther Mountain. Bear left at the next junction to follow Square Ledge Branch Trail for 0.5 mile until it bumps into the Oliverian Brook Trail. A relatively unknown granite/quartzite/basalt rock crag perched 700 feet up Black Mountain near Lost Creek just south of Salina, Utah. 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