Catskill 3500 Series - East Half of Devil's Path - 4 PEAKS!!!

 

Catskill 3500 Series - 4 PEAKS!!! - Plateau, Sugarloaf, Twin, Indian Head

***** EAST HALF OF DEVIL'S PATH *****

Ascend four Catskill 35ers on this hardcore hike that is less than two hours from the George Washington Bridge.

***This should only be attempted by experienced hikers***

...and by the way: RAIN or SHINE!



 

 

Total Mileage: 9-13 miles
Total Elevation Gain:[masked] feet
Estimated Hike Time: 7-9 hours
Special Gear / Requirements: Two sets of warm weather wicking clothing, enough food for a full day, at least 2-3 liters of water, first aid, insulation and rain gear (just in case), trail conference map #141, a few bucks to help the car spotters pay for parking, camera!

Who's Organizing?
Jesse
(973)[masked] - no calls/texts prior to final 24 hours please
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Meetup Times and Locations:
8:45am - Prediger Road Trailhead Parking
9:00am - Car spot departure to start of hike


 

 

Our four objectives as seen from Black Dome on 8/13/2011:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting there: Take the New York State Thruway to exit 20: Saugerties. Turn left on Route 212 West. After 2.3 miles fork right on county route 35, then after 1.5 miles turn left to stay on county route 35. Prediger Road is 5.2 miles ahead on the left past the top of the ravine.  Go less than a mile down Prediger Road until it ends at trail head parking.

Route description: 9-13 miles distance, 5000 feet of total elevation gain.

  • Car spotting: We will go in as few cars as possible to Devil's Tombstone Campground (Parking fee) where the hike will begin - the entry point is the Devil's Path (red) to the east. Alternate: if the group prefers we can start at a shortcut to Plateau that saves the 2 mile long summit plateau of Plateau.
  • 4 Peaks: We take the Devil's Path (red) 9 miles across all 4 summits (Big views!) to the last one on Indian Head.
  • Descent: Continue on the Devil's Path (red) 4 miles over the eastern sub-peaks of Indian Head and back towards Prediger Road.  Alternate: If we are making bad time, or too tired, we will go back to the cars via the Jimmy Dolan Notch trail (blue) to cut off about 1.5 miles.  As a bail-out, this trail can also be taken after Twin to cut off 3.5 miles.
  • Finish: After some generous volunteers take the car spotters back to their vehicles, we're off to celebrate our accomplishment!

Group Size: The DEC limits group sizes in Catskills Wilderness Areas to 12.  If we have more than 12, we'll be splitting into two groups, the faster group will go first and the slower group will go after 15 minutes so we are at least 1 mile apart.


Check out the photos from this hike on September 30, 2012!

 

GPS Track and Profile (full Plateau, shortcut off of Indian Head)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

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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  • Yury

    Fantastic hike. Thank you, Jessy.

    September 3, 2013

  • Jeff

    Y'know, despite some mixups, I had a great time - did Warner Creek to the DP to Jimmy D - met a whole bunch of people along the way - got to my car just before the rain - Booyah !!!

    September 1, 2013

    • Tao

      Hey Jeff. Congrats.U made it. I was worried about you when I heard the national weather forecast of possible t storm. Enjoy ur Labor Day

      September 2, 2013

  • Atul

    Super hike. Thanks Jesse. Anyone tracked the hike from devil's tombstone to prediger? I want to know distance and elevation profile. Have happy rest of the labor day w/e.

    September 1, 2013

    • Peter T.

      its on backpacker.com. 25 miles is the whole beg to end.its usually a 2-3 day hike

      September 1, 2013

    • Atul

      Patrick, did you by any chance track the hike of "The tall guy's team"?

      September 1, 2013

  • Michael S

    Great hike! I am glad I was able to participate and finish the hike! Thanks, Jesse! :)

    September 1, 2013

  • Charlotte

    Amazing day of intense hiking with a terrific group of people! Jesse, I can't tell you how happy I am that I was able to participate. Thank you!

    August 31, 2013

  • kim

    Devil it self! Treacherous terrain, strong hikers! I am sooo grateful to join! Thank you very much Jesse, I would not dream of such fantastic epic hike! See you Soon for bushwhack!

    August 31, 2013

  • Cal

    Another great trip to Plateau, Sugarloaf, Twin & Indian Head. Have hit these peaks at least 25 times over the years. Good job Jesse on keeping the rain away!! Hit heavy downpour driving down Platte Clove Rd. just a few minutes later.

    August 31, 2013

  • Jesse

    Everyone has been placed on the waiting list and prompted to re-RSVP to this event. Please change your RSVP to "yes" if you still plan on coming or "no" if you no longer wish to receive updates. RSVPs close at 8pm at Friday and are now open to everyone.

    August 27, 2013

    • Tom

      Just found out I was moved to not attending. This is bogus for those of us who sign up and come but don't follow every update. Hope you have a great hike.

      August 31, 2013

  • Patrick S.

    Time change then for any one interested I will be at the Sheraton in Mahwah by the 287/87 junction at 630 am

    August 29, 2013

    • Patrick S.

      Yes I will be at the Sheraton at Mawhaw 287/87 junction at 630 am the parking lot closest to 287

      August 31, 2013

    • Patrick S.

      Hot rod show call me at[masked]

      August 31, 2013

    • Leslie

      10th and 15th should work! I'll just walk from the 8th ave stop. what time will you be there? want to message me your phone number? thank you!

      August 30, 2013

    • Carlos T.

      I'll be there at 6.20am, send me a message to let me know if you're going to make it:[masked] 3869. Lorilyn if you can make it to 10th av / 15th st you'll welcome to join.

      August 30, 2013

  • Marc

    I may run into you guys tomorrow morning. I'm doing a quick Plateau, Sugarloaf, Twin tour but can only hike in the morning this is why I'll just run it. See you somewhere on the trail!

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • Leslie

    anyone have any seats left in a car coming from the city? would like to come, but I am carless. I do have gas $ however!

    August 29, 2013

    • Niki Y.

      The pedestrian path on the GWB is closed between midnight and 6am, FYI.

      August 30, 2013

    • Leslie

      aha, thank you for all of this helpful info. So then my next question is...what time are you meeting at the GW bridge, since the start time for the hike has been pushed back to 8:45?

      August 30, 2013

  • kim

    Driving rm for 3. Meet at last stop A train 207st @ 650 sharp. [masked] text.

    August 30, 2013

    • Lorilyn P.

      Hi Kim! This would be great! Unfortunately, my friend Steve isn't going to be able to make it afterall, but I'm still in. I will message you. Thanks!

      August 30, 2013

  • Lorilyn P.

    Hi! I am so excited about this hike!! My Friend Steve and I would like to join. We are in the same situation as Leslie. We live in the city and do not have a car. We would be glad to chip in for gas. Does anyone have room in their vehicle? Another option is renting a zip car, if people want to join in on that...?

    August 29, 2013

  • Margot Melisa F.

    Hey my RSVP includes 2 other friends!

    August 29, 2013

  • Jesse

    TIME CHANGE = 8:45am

    I apologize for the late notice, but a family matter will have me up late on Friday night so I am moving the start time back to 8:45am - I'm sorry to those of you are upset about two hours of extra sleep!

    August 29, 2013

  • Peter T.

    I want to do the whole devils path in the winter,dec-only if there's snow.
    looking for one or more people to do this. Looking to put a car at one end and a car at the other end. it is approx. 25 miles, would leave at 5 in the morning its 12 hours or more. notify me if anyone is interested.

    August 29, 2013

  • kim

    Looking for a ride coming back to NYC after hike. I would share expenses.

    August 28, 2013

  • Michael S

    Anybody coming from NYC that can get to the GW Bridge on the NJ side by 4:45 AM I can give a lift.

    August 28, 2013

    • Simon

      just email you my detail.

      August 28, 2013

  • Patrick S.

    I will be at the Sheraton parking lot at the junction of 287 and 87 in the lot closest to 287 at 545 am if any one would like to car loop. Black Chrysler Town n country seats 6, NJ licens plate.

    1 · August 27, 2013

    • Raj

      Like it .... I'll let you know .....

      August 27, 2013

  • Simon

    Just like Karthik, I am looking for a ride to and from the hiking location? would be willing to share all expense. I live in brooklyn and be willing to travel to your location to pickup the ride. Thanks in advance. Take care and good luck.

    August 27, 2013

  • Karthik

    Hi. Is anyone coming from the city? I'm looking for a ride and I will share all expenses.

    August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi.. Anyone coming from Boston for this hike?

    August 26, 2013

  • Leslie

    looks like fun!

    August 26, 2013

  • mark

    Did this earlier this year. Yep it's all that it's cracked up to be and the info here is pretty much spot on.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Cordell

    This looks really interesting, want to do some more Catskills. I'm too focused on ADK right now

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Charlotte

    Anyone in/near Rockland County who wants to carpool?

    August 21, 2013

  • Cal

    top says 7 PM and says 7 AM below

    July 23, 2013

    • Jesse

      Fixed, thanks. I'd like to be done by sunrise! =D

      July 23, 2013

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