Windham High Peak via Escarpment Trail
1 review Catskill Park #20 hike out of 23 in
1 hrs 23 min
This is a moderate one way trail to Windham High Peak in Catskill Park.
This trail goes by Elm Ridge piped spring.
Sights to See
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This is one of the easier hikes I’ve done in the Catskills. I got immediately off trail (which is easy to do at the start) and walked into Elm Ridge Forest, passing a long line of dramatic rock outcroppings. (I would recommend doing this: take a slight left at the sign for the LEAN TO.) Back on the main trail, there are some beautiful woods to walk through, especially two tall hardwood forests which were really magical; I’ll come here again just to walk through these two stands. Some views of the Blacks on the way up to the summit which is flat and exposed, with wonderfully gnarly trees on either side of the trail. On a clear day, the view north from the eastern ledge must be pretty good.★ ★ ★ ★
WINDHAM HIGH PEAK DOWN ONLY
We only logged the decent due to phone problems. Nothing difficult on this hike other than the length (6.2 miles) and elevation (1450) depending on your stamina. Wet and muddy this time of year (Apr 17) be sure your footwear is waterproof. You will sink in the mud at least a few times.