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Slide Mountain

Catskill, NY
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Great 20 mile cycling - Big Indian / Slide Mountain

Definitely not for the novice cyclist. The route begins at the big Indian turn and goes for 20... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
New York City, New York
Beautiful hike in any season of the year

Tallest mountain in the Catskills. But a real hike, so don't try it unless you're in shape. Take... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Elmira, New York
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At 4,204 feet, Slide Mountain is the tallest peak in the Catskills, which makes for excellent hiking trails in the summer and skiing in the winter.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Definitely not for the novice cyclist. The route begins at the big Indian turn and goes for 20 miles. This is the highest elevation in the area at about 2800+ feet. The top of the mountain is the hardest, is relentless and while it's only...More

Thank ELIfromNYC
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Tallest mountain in the Catskills. But a real hike, so don't try it unless you're in shape. Take the "easy" route up from Route 47. Make it a loop by hooking into the Curtis Ormsbee trail either on the way up or down. Great views...More

2  Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Many of our family members and friends stayed here for our wedding weekend at Full Moon resort. They were pleased with the accommodations and the location is super close to Full Moon.

1  Thank Nicky F
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I'm glad I did this hike since it is the tallest in Catskills. I was disappointed with two long very rocky sections that are straight up. I understand that hiking is going up and trails will have rocks but one section looked like a rock...More

1  Thank Travelfan101520
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Catskills are made for hiking and offer very many great trails everywhere. This one will lead you to the highest peak in the Catskills, with several outstanding viewpoints. It is a loop trail 6.3 mile. Recommended.

1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you are in shape and like to hike the mountains of the Catskills, this location is one of the nicest around.

1  Thank maryos3
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I did not find the hike that great. I hoping better view as it is the tallest peak in the Catskills. I would say the trail was moderately difficult. I would not recommend the hike to children as the last leg seems to go on...More

Thank DTM8
Reviewed 22 January 2016

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference publishes a Hike of the Week every week on its website, on Facebook and elsewhere. This hike to the top of the highest peak in the Catskills was very rewarding today, made a bit more interesting in view of...More

3  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

There is nice trail with variety of terrain starting from the parking lot near the road and continuing much further after the top of the mountain.

Thank Toni N
Reviewed 22 September 2015

My hike to Slide Mountain started by parking at Woodland Valley parking area. The first major view point was Whittenberg Mountain and it was probably the best part of the hike in my opinion. We missed the second view point which is Cornell Mountain. Apparently...More

Thank StefanieAGS
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