Hiking

Hiking the Catskills

Get lost in the Great Western Catskills!

Whether you like a steep incline or prefer to just wander around and take in the mountain air during a leisurely stroll, Delaware County has the right trail for you. Wherever you go, make sure to follow safety protocols and make sure to take out what you bring in. It’s imperative that we all do our part to keep these hiking trails as pristine as we found them and maybe even better.

Feel free to download and print these guides to some of our Delaware County trails. More guides being added all the time.

Hiking Guide-Andes Rail Trail

Hiking Guide-Bramley Mountain

Hiking Guide-Mount Utsayantha

Hiking Guide-Mount Crawford

Hiking Guide-Palmer Hill

Hiking Guide-Shavertown Trail

Denver Valley Trail

Denver Vega Road, Margaretville

The Denver Valley in the Town of Roxbury is one of the more off the beaten path destinations on ...

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Dry Brook Valley Trail

Todd Mountain Road, Arkville

Dry Brook Road runs southeast from SR 28 in Arkville.  The climb up this valley with big views of ...

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Rider Hollow Trail

Rider Hollow Road, Arkville

Very near Dry Brook Valley is Rider Hollow Rd.  It’s a great short ride on its own at 2.1 miles ...

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Steady Slope Campsite

Delhi, NY

At the highest point of the property, you will be welcomed with beautiful views of the Catskill ...

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Mount Utsayantha

Mountain Avenue, Stamford

Mount Utsayantha is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stamford, New ...

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Catskill Scenic Trail

New York 10, Bloomville

The Catskill Scenic Trail is a 26-mile recreational path that meanders along some the most glorious ...

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Jensen Ledges

Bouchoux Brook Rd, Hancock

Jensen Ledges is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hancock, New York ...

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Frightful’s Falls Trail

565 Andes Rd, Delhi

Named after the falcon, a character in My Side of the Mountain, this 0.5 mile trail connects ...

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Smith Pond Trail

Arbor Hill Rd, Delhi

This 1.1 mile trail runs from a trailhead on SR 28 opposite the Delaware Academy to a trailhead on ...

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Gribley Trail

Sheldon Drive, Delhi

This is a 3 mile trail, named after the beloved character in the children’s novel My Side of the ...

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Bulldog Run Trail Loop

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Andes Road

This trail is 1.7 miles round trip,  named after Delaware Academy Central School’s mascot. It ...

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Kelly Hollow Trail

Mill Brook Road, Margaretville

The Kelly Hollow Loop which starts and finishes on Mill Brook Road and is closed in on three sides ...

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Alder Lake Trail

Cross Mountain Road, Margaretville

Alder Lake to Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower is a 12.6 mile out and back trail located near ...

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McCoy Hill Trail

New York 206, Downsville

  Located within Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area, the 11.7 mile McCoy Hill ...

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Switchback Spur Trail

New York 206, Downsville

Located within Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area, the 2 mile Switchback Spur Trail is ...

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John Whalen Trail

New York 206, Downsville

Located within Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area, John Whalen Trail is a 1.1 mile ...

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Fork Mountain Trail and Fork Mountain Spur Trail

New York 206, Downsville

Located within Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Fork Mountain Spur Trail is a 4.7 ...

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“Box of Rocks” Trail

New York 206, Downsville

Located within Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area, the 4.5 mile “Box of Rocks” Trail ...

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Delaware County K.O.A.

242 Union Church Road, Franklin

You may hear frogs and crickets, but highway noises won't reach you at this KOA. Although close to ...

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Peaceful Valley Campsite

485 Banker Rd, Downsville

Visit Peaceful Valley Campsite where you are surrounded by the Catskill Mountains, the East Branch ...

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Bear Spring Mountain Campground & Day Use Area

512 East Trout Brook Road, Downsville

Bear Spring Mountain is located in the western end of the Catskill Forest Preserve. The ...

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Terry’s Shinhopple Campground

6275 State Highway 30, East Branch

Terry's Shinhopple Campground offers you the ideal getaway escape whether it is for the day, ...

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Robert V. Riddell State Park

Robert V. Riddell State Park, Davenport

Robert V. Riddell State Park offers more than 2,000 acres of fields and forested woodlands. The ...

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Big Pond

549 Barkaboom Road, Andes

A real find for those who have never traveled down Barkaboom Road. The beautiful mountain setting ...

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Delhi Trails (Mt. Crawford)

460 Andes Rd, Delhi

The Catskill Mountain Club opened another new trail system, this one in Delhi. The three trails, ...

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Shavertown Trail

Nyc 4 Rd, Andes

The Shavertown Trail gives visiting families and novice hikers a unique opportunity in the ...

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Palmer Hill Trail

11 Finkle Rd, Andes

The Palmer Hill Trail is the third trail created by the Catskill Mountain Club, and our second in ...

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Little Pond

549 Barkaboom Rd, Andes

Little Pond is a quiet picturesque campground located in the Catskill Forest Preserve which offers ...

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Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary

52 Grange Hall Rd Spur, Oneonta

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary is a 100-acre property providing marked hiking trails ...

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Russell Brook Campsites

101 Russell Brook Road, Roscoe

One of New York's most naturally beautiful campgrounds. Located in a secluded valley, high in the ...

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Community Fitness Trail

460 Andes Rd, Delhi

The Delhi Community Fitness Trail is a half mile in length and features six fitness stations, two ...

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Delaware Wild Forest

Andes, NY

The 27,800-acre Delaware Wild Forest is located in the western Catskill Forest Preserve. The ...

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Catskill 3500 Club

Delhi, NY

The Catskill 3500 Club was founded in 1962 to foster interest in hiking in the Catskills. ...

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Bramley Mountain Trail

Glen Burnie Road, Delhi

The Bramley Mountain Trail is the fifth addition to the hiking options in the Catskills designed ...

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SUNY Delhi Outdoor Education Center

19692 State Highway 28, Delhi

A 40-acre park with walking trails, butterfly garden, picnic areas, and fishing access on the ...

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Catskill Mountain Club

Margaretville, NY

The Catskill Mountain Club offers volunteer-led hikes and workshops throughout the Catskill Forest ...

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Bellearye Mountain Ski Center

Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, 181 Galli Curci Rd

Located just 2.5 hours from NYC, Belleayre Mountain sits in the heart of the Catskill Mountains in ...

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Andes Rail Trail and the Bullet Hole Spur

266 Depot Street, Andes

The Andes Rail Trail is an easily accessible hiking trail in an idyllic setting, suitable for ...

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