Catskill 3500 Series - Wittenberg & Cornell

Hudson Valley Hikers
Hudson Valley Hikers
Public group

Woodland Valley Parking Area

42.036127, -74.358309 · New York, NY

How to find us

Jason - Green Subaru Outback 201.310.6346

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Catskill 3500 Series - Wittenberg-Cornell

Trip Modified - We'll do Wittenburg and Cornell from Woodland Valley and return by the way we came. I've removed Slide from the itinerary.

This is a wait-list-only event. I'll message you when you sign up. Please answer my message in a timely manor if you want a spot.

This is a tough day, but if you are an active beginner with some good hikes under your belt and looking to take it to the next level, this is a good place to push your limits as it will be a casual pace.

Please be early - we leave on time

Total Mileage: 8 miles
Total Elevation Gain: 3000 feet
Estimated Hike Time: 6-7 hours
Map: NJNYTC #143

Special Gear / Requirements: Cool weather hiking attire: lightweight wicking layers, extra insulating layers, waterproof-windproof layer, hat + gloves, e-bivy, 2-3 liters of water, trail snacks (1 gallon zip-lock bag of snacks!), first aid kit, map, compass, HEADLAMP, and maybe micro-spikes.

Meetup Times and Locations:
7:00AM - Woodland Valley Parking [masked], [masked])

Please be early - we leave on time

Route description: 8 miles distance, 3000 feet of total elevation gain.

We will start at Woodland Valley Campground (parking fee). We go up the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide trail (red) for just under 4 miles - first steeply, then gently, and finally a bit of a scramble to the summit ledge of Wittenberg. (HUGE views!) This is a good place for a good long break! Continue on the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide trail (red) for less than a mile to the classic crag known as Cornell Crack. Scramble up to the top of Cornell Mountain and its modest overlook on the left. After a short break, we'll return the way we came.

Group Size: The DEC limits group sizes in this area to 20. If we have more than 20, we may split in to multiple groups and hike approximately 15 minutes apart.

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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