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Catskill 3500 July 4th Special - Indian Head and Twin

Catskill 3500 Series - Indian Head and Twin!

GROUP SIZE NOTICE:

As there will be 3 organizers on the hike we will be splitting up into groups not to exceed 15 people.

 

 

Start your holiday right by ascending two Catskill 35er with amazing views that is just an hour and 45 minutes from the George Washington Bridge!

Maybe Plattekill Falls (joining the Kaaterskill hikers) afterwards!

We will be done in time for you to attend the HVH Kayaking under fireworks event!

This is somewhat more than a "beginners hike," but we'll be taking our time so all abilities are welcome!

 


 

Hike Snapshot
Total Mileage: 7.4 miles
Total Elevation Gain:  2,531 feet
Estimated Hike Time:  4 - 5 hours
Special Gear / Requirements: Warm weather wicking clothing, food/water as you feel is appropriate, first aid, insulating shirt & rain jacket (just in case), trail conference map #141, camera!

Sugarloaf Note: For those interested, Sugarloaf can be added to this hike with only 2.4 miles and 900' elevation gain. You are on your own if you add this to the hike, but you are welcome to.



Who's Organizing?
Matt Hicks

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Meetup Times and Locations:
8:00 - Prediger Trail Head

LINK: Google map link to the trail head

Prediger Road: N[masked] W[masked]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Trail Description:

Turn onto Bloomer Rd. off Route 23A just west of Tannersville. At the Y in the road bear left onto Platte Clove Rd. Continue on this road for about 3.75 miles and turn right on Prediger Rd. Go to the end of the road and turn right onto the access road for the new parking area.

After parking in the new parking area, get on the red-blazed Devil's Path and hike .25 miles to the junction with the Jimmy Dolan Notch Trail. Bear right on the Jimmy Dolan Trail. Hike 1.6 miles to Jimmy Dolan Notch. Turn left and hike the .4 miles to the summit of Indian Head. Retrace your steps back to the Notch and continue straight ahead on the red-marked Devil's Path. About .4 miles of steep climbing brings you to the east peak of Twin Mountain. The view from this rock ledge on a clear day is hard to match anywhere in the Catskills. Since this peak is NOT the highest on Twin, continue another .7 miles to "bag" the higher west peak. Retrace your footsteps to Jimmy Dolan Notch. Turn left on the blue-marked Jimmy Dolan Trail. Continue following the markers for 1.6 miles at which time the trail intersects the Devil's Path. Turn left and hike .25 miles back to the parking area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAPS BELOW

MSN MapPoint Google Maps

 

THANK YOU CATSKILL HIKER FOR PROVIDING SUCH GREAT INFORMATION.

http://www.catskillhiker.com/

 




NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back.

See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.
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  • Jeff

    It was a beautiful day

    July 5, 2013

  • alicia

    I love being told "the hardest part is over" only to face more hardest parts. Ha! Had a great time. Matt is a terrific guide. And who knew we would get free cucumbers at one of the summits.

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • chaim

    I enjoyed the hike very much. The weather was perfect and everyone is friendly and helpful

    July 5, 2013

  • Kathy H.

    Sorry to miss-couldn't coordinate transportation-enjoy the hike and hope to make it out for another one soon

    June 29, 2013

    • alicia

      Still want a ride? I also want to attend the BBQ, but I have no idea about kayak rentals and whatnot. (This is my first hike with this group). Let me know:)

      1 · June 29, 2013

    • Kathy H.

      Alicia, so sorry I missed your post-have a great time if you were able to go...and thanks for the offer btw:)

      July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Matt, Is Plattekill falls on the hike described above or do we have to drive there after completing twin and indian head?

    July 3, 2013

    • Matt H

      It's a 1 mile road walk to the falls (then a very short downhill trail). There is a closer DEC parking lot, but by the time we are done, it will be full (only holds about 6 cars). So ... best idea is to walk to it ...

      July 4, 2013

    • Matt H

      N[masked] W[masked] = GPS coordinates for "trailhead" to Plattekill Falls

      July 4, 2013

  • chaim

    Alicia are you going on the pip or 17 to 87

    July 2, 2013

    • chaim

      Yes i have room meet at six at gwb

      July 3, 2013

    • alicia

      Great! I got your message, so if I can't find you I will text you. I will be loitering on the overpass, I guess, looking out for your Prius:)

      July 3, 2013

  • alicia

    Emily - In case you didn't see the post below, I will be parked in the Bank of America parking lot just south of the GWB overpass in Fort Lee at 6 am. Silver VW with the sleepy-eyed brunette standing next to it. Please confirm:)

    July 3, 2013

    • Emily

      Hey! Thanks but I'm actually dropping out of this trip due to family visiting. Thanks for the offer though!

      July 3, 2013

  • alicia

    Driving from Fort Lee, NJ. Can comfortably fit 3 others in my 2-door VW. As long as trip is not cancelled, I will attend rain or shine.

    June 29, 2013

    • Hoai-Huong T.

      What would be the price without the toll fare and what stop would it be from the 1 train

      July 2, 2013

    • Hoai-Huong T.

      Hey. I'm dropping out bc I went ahead and solidified a ride. Thanks though!!

      July 2, 2013

  • Sandy

    Anyone would like to carpool near Clifton Park? Save money, save environment !!

    July 2, 2013

  • Hoai-Huong T.

    anybody coming for UWS

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Could anyone give me a ride from NYC or Jersey city? will share expenses..

    July 2, 2013

  • chaim

    Kris are you still going?

    June 30, 2013

    • chaim

      6am near bridge plaza

      July 1, 2013

    • Ariella

      Sounds good. Should we just wait under the overpass right after you get off the bridge?

      July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can i catch a ride with anyone? i'm in brooklyn but can meet wherever...will split costs..

    June 30, 2013

    • chaim

      Leaving fort lee at six

      July 1, 2013

  • Jeff

    any concerns about the weather and scrambling ?

    July 1, 2013

    • Matt H

      Out of most of the Catskill hikes, this will be one of the drier trails. That being said, it wouldn't be a bad idea to bring waterproof shoes & gaiters (if you have them). The forecast for Thursday looks good!

      July 1, 2013

  • chaim

    Well that's three spots
    That's all I can take in my Prius
    We should coordinate more as the date gets closer

    June 22, 2013

    • Ariella

      no problem.

      June 30, 2013

    • Tonya

      Guys, I am going to back out for someone else to catch a ride. I pulled my calf muscle and I am not sure how it'll be by Thursday.

      June 30, 2013

  • Emily

    If anyone has an extra spot in their car, please let me know! I live in manhattan. I'd really like to attend this trip. Thanks!

    June 30, 2013

  • Matt H

    I moved the start time up (from 9am to 8am) one hour to ensure the sun is in the right place for heating the water at Plattekill Falls. The water can get cold quickly when the sun ducks behind the cliffs during the afternoon.

    Remember to bring your bathing suits!

    June 26, 2013

  • Maryann Z.

    June 26, 2013

  • Kathy H.

    Hello-coming up from Northern Manhattan-anyone driving? Can share costs.

    June 23, 2013

  • chaim

    Sure
    But just would tell you that I'm unlikely to
    Go if its raining. Do you guys still want the spots

    June 22, 2013

    • Ariella

      That's fine. Tonya maybe I can share the zip with you if Chaim decides he can't make it....

      June 22, 2013

    • Tonya

      Sounds good.

      June 22, 2013

  • Kris

    Hi Chaim, do U still have spot in Ur car? I understand the weather circumstances, I don't go myself if it's raining

    June 22, 2013

  • chaim

    Leaving from gw bridge area (Fort Lee)

    June 21, 2013

    • Tonya

      Hi, Chaim. Could I have a spot in your car?

      June 22, 2013

    • Ariella

      Could I also get a ride? I can meet on jersey side of gw easily...

      June 22, 2013

  • Kris

    Can someone offer a a ride from NYC, or any MetroNorth station?

    June 20, 2013

  • Jerry L.

    Matt,
    Is this a Beginners' hike?

    June 20, 2013

    • Chris B.

      Every hike HVH posts is a beginner hike :).. Where have you been Jerry?? We missed you on the Wallkill

      June 20, 2013

    • Matt H

      It's a tough hike for a beginner, but do-able.

      June 20, 2013

  • Ariella

    Lovely way to spend the day off. I would need a ride share. Willing to travel and chip in for gas and tolls and what not...

    June 20, 2013

  • Tonya

    Anyone offering a ride from NYC or a MetroNorth/Jersey Transit train stop?

    June 20, 2013

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