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