Intro to Night Hiking Series - Huckleberry Point *Sunset Hike*

**Huckleberry Point**

 

This is somewhat more than a "beginners hike," as we will be keeping a moderate pace.

 

The Intro to Night Hiking Series will have beautiful sunset & night hikes that are more moderately paced than your average night hike. Great way to get into night & sunset hiking!  Headlamps are required.

 

Highlights: Easy hike to outstanding views. Near: Saugerties, NY Scenery: Hudson River, Eastern Catskills


Distance: 4.8 miles RT.

Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet.

Hike Time: 2.5 hours.

Difficulty: Easy - Moderate Trail Condition: OK, but a few difficult spots.

Special Gear / Requirements: Warm weather wicking clothing, food/water as you feel is appropriate, first aid, insulating shirt & rain jacket (just in case), headlamp & extra batteries, camera!

Who's Organizing? Joy Perkett, [masked], & Matthew Nuss,[masked] (no calls prior to 24 hours before event)

Meetup Times and Locations: 6:00 p.m. - parking area on Platte Clove Road.

 

Google map link to the trailhead.



Summary: This hike is a rarity in the Catskills. A hike to a beautiful overlook that doesn't involve a vigorous, 3-4 hour climb. The blue blazed trail (Part of the Long Path) starts at the parking area on Platte Clove Road. It begins as a gentle climb up a heavily eroded woods road. After about 3/4 mile it reaches a junction with the yellow blazed Huckleberry Point trail. Turn right here. The trail is more pleasant here, as it's now a narrow path through the forest. It crosses a stream, then climbs a bit before descending towards Huckleberry Point. Here you will find outstanding views of the Hudson Valley to the east and Indian Head, Plattekill and Twin Mtns to the south.

Trailhead: NYS Thruway to exit 20. 212 West to Centerville. Turn right (North) on CR-35, then left onto CR-33 towards West Saugerties. This becomes Platte Clove Rd. Parking area is on right just before The Bruderhoff (Lat:[masked] Lon: [masked])




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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  • Keith

    Very cool hike with some superb views. Thanks so much to Joy & Matt for organizing and leading this one . . .

    August 29, 2013

  • John R.

    Very scenic at Huckleberry Point at sunset with nice views of Overlook and 3500 peak Indian Head. Pleasant night for the hike back to the parking area. Also good to meet new hikers and chat about some other Catskills hikes. Another great addition to the Tuesday Catskills Series!

    August 28, 2013

  • Beth

    Loved the views and enjoyed the company! Thanks to Matt and Joy for getting me hooked on night hiking!

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful time with hvh! Thanks Joy and Matt!

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Lori B.

    What a fun hike with wonderful people! Thanks Matt and Joy for making it all happen!

    3 · August 28, 2013

  • Rebecca

    excellent! views amazing. Night hiking very cool.

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Two of us coming from Albany might be a little late after waiting on a carpooler who didn't show.

    August 27, 2013

    • Matt N

      Ok, will wait at trailhead for a few minutes then

      August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm leaning from Albany exit 23 at 4:30 if anyone is interested in carpooling

    August 27, 2013

    • Beth

      I'd need to leave by 4:00 to get there by 4:30; don't think I'd get there till 4:45. If you can't wait, I'll just go directly to trailhead. thanks.

      August 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If we leave by 4:45 we will have enough time. I can wait until then.

      August 27, 2013

  • Angela

    I m leaving from west side Manhattan 145 st, heading north, I can give a ride in that order

    August 27, 2013

  • Marsha

    Not going to get to my car pool in time

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Knee not where it ought to be.
    No worries: Still between thigh and calf.
    Meant -- still on the mend ;)

    August 27, 2013

  • Kim

    I apologize for the late change in RSVP...this morning the tire light on my car turned on. I added some air and the light is still on...so not going to drive up to the Catskills in case something is wrong. I'm sorry I'll miss it, have fun!

    August 27, 2013

  • Craig U

    I'm in. Driving from manhattan; leaving at arround 3:30...if you want a ride; email me...

    August 26, 2013

  • Shameka

    I have to work after all. :(

    August 26, 2013

  • Craig U

    I can drive from manhattan; but I'm on the wait list...If that changes I'll post that I have room and am going...

    August 26, 2013

  • Marsha

    Anyone driving out of manhattan, Bronx or queens?
    I love in Brooklyn and would really appreciate a ride to and from the hike. Thanks

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dinner after the hike?
    Dutch Ale House in Saugerties - good pub food and beer!

    2 · August 25, 2013

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