New Hikes in the Watershed

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by Leslie_Zucker

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and partners announced the opening of a new Long Path trail section that connects the hamlet of Phoenicia with the Burroughs Range Trail in the Slide Mountain Wilderness. A celebration of the trail opening is planned for Saturday, June 7. The trailhead is located at the end of Lane Street and takes the Long Path off Woodland Valley Rd. The trail travels over three mountain peaks (Romer, Cross & Pleasant Mountains) and past scenic vistas. Travel along the Esopus Creek to reach a hike up the Catskill’s highest peak Slide Mountain. The Catskill Mountain Club is hosting the hike on Sunday, June 22. After a great view from the top of Slide, the hike will descend into the col and then up Cornell Mountain for another great view of the high peaks.