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Winter Catskills: Blackhead, Black Dome and Thomas Cole

  • Big Hollow Rd. Parking Area

    Big Hollow Rd., Maplecrest , NY (map)

    42.287159 -74.166962

  • This event is for advanced hikers only. Moderate pace on challenging terrain.


    One of my favorite hikes in the Catskills and made even better by winter! This hike has great views and some steep terrain. Come prepared for winter conditions.

    The Hike: For peakbaggers looking for these three mountains, we'll start from Barnum Rd. and take red blazed Black Dome Trail over Thomas Cole and Black Dome Mts. Descend from Black Dome Mt. into Lockwood Gap and continue straight on yellow blazed Blackhead Mtn. Trail to Blackhead summit. Once on the summit make a left on to blue blazed Escarpment trail for 0.9 miles. Take yellow blazed Batavia Kill Trail to its end. And finish on red blazed Black Dome Trail to its end at Big Hollow Rd.

    Mileage: Approx. 7.1 miles

    Elevation: approx. 3000 feet elevation gain

    Expect 4+ hours hiking

    Gear List: Traction Aids (microspikes, crampons or snowshoes may be needed-TBD), Trail Map - Catskill #142, Hiking poles (recommended), Sturdy footwear, Wicking clothing - absolutely no cotton, Headlamp + spare batteries, Food & water

    Disclaimer: I am not a professional guide and you are at all times responsible for your own safety. Partaking in any outdoor activity has inherent risks and you should be aware that injuries have happened in the past. Only you are responsible for your own safety. The organizers, event host, and Other members of the meetup will not be held liable for your actions. Signing up for this meetup Indicates that you have read and understand the above conditions.

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