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Tuesday Night Catskill 3500: Indian Head and Twin from Prediger Road

*Tuesday Night --  Catskill 3500 Series*

Indian Head and Twin!

Grab 2 peaks of the Devil's path in the dark of night!



HVH brings to you new and unique ways to get to the top of NY's tallest peaks. This hike will take us on a 6.0 mile hike to the summit of Twin and Indian Head, both Catskill 3500 peaks. Be sure to have a headlamp with extra batteries. Boot traction might be needed (I will update closer). We then will celebrate your success at a great bar in Saugerties!

Hike Snapshot
Total Mileage: 7.0 miles
Total Elevation Gain:  2,323 feet
Estimated Hike Time:  3-4 hours
Special Gear / Requirements: Headlamp

Who's Organizing?
Chris Baker

Meetup Times and Locations:
5:30 - Prediger Trail Head

LINK: Google map link to the trail head

Coordinates Prediger Road N[masked] W[masked]

Web links for additional information:

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.





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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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  • Matt N

    Perfect weather for a hike with good company, and great food afterwards!

    Hicks and I did an 'extended version' of this hike, while Chris and Janine just relaxed in their car! :-p

    October 23, 2013

  • Laurie G.

    I think your weather report is right. I needed to cancel for medical reasons. I hope to make the next Catskills or ADK hike. Have a great evening the noon should be raising around 8:30 and the skies should clear up by then.

    October 22, 2013

    • Matt N

      Hope you feel better! Band of rain is going through now, and should be out of the area within next 2-3hrs max!

      October 22, 2013

  • Matt N

    I think a band of rain will come through the area between noon and 4pm, and then will clear out by hike time with party cloudy skies. So expect slippery rock/leaves but hopefully no rain during the hike itself!

    Start time temp - mid 50s. End time temp low to mid 40s so bring an extra layer!

    October 22, 2013

  • Matt N

    Mirabella's after? Also, I'm probably just doing Twin...did Indian Head two weeks ago.

    October 21, 2013

    • ScottB

      I just did a search and it turned up this... http://www.trainingma...­

      October 21, 2013

    • Matt H

      I have the training mask and find it useful ... to a degree. Using it while sleeping and light hiking prior to high altitude makes a difference, but you still need to acclimate (just takes a lot less time).

      October 22, 2013

  • Matt H

    Start in the dark, end in the dark ... HVH style!

    October 9, 2013

  • Akim E.

    Hi Chris,

    During school time, I have to take my 9 years old boy to cub scout. I was wondering if you can do some hikes on Wednsdays instead of Tusedays as I would love to catch up with you guys on the trails.


    2 · September 19, 2013

4 went

  • Chris B.
    670+ events, 115er, W35er, W46er, 48er, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Janine B.
    Former Official Artificial Inseminator, Aconcagua, W35 W46, 350+
  • Matt H
    Mileage Monster! 200+ events
  • Matt N
    CT Chapter! HVH Weather Maker, W35er, 130+ events, Assistant Organizer

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