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Hike up Slide MOuntain from west parking area on Frost Valley Road (CR 47).

I have probably Hiked Slide Mountain more than a dozen times since the mid-1960s when I first went... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2018
Paul D
Great quick hike

I summited Slide from the west (the easy route) in mid-November 2017. The trail is well marked ad... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2018
Ottawa, Canada
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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.
Catskill, NY
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

I have probably Hiked Slide Mountain more than a dozen times since the mid-1960s when I first went there with my dad. I was six years old at the time, and returned several times into my 30s. A few years ago, after a quarter-century hiatus...More

2  Thank Paul D
Reviewed March 1, 2018

I summited Slide from the west (the easy route) in mid-November 2017. The trail is well marked ad easy to follow. The slop is never very steep, and I did much of the day at a run. Beautiful views on this fairly accessible hike.

2  Thank mdos7
Reviewed September 11, 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

2  Thank ELIfromNYC
Reviewed July 27, 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

6  Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed October 27, 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 September 20, 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

2  Thank Travelfan101520
Reviewed July 30, 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 July 25, 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 July 22, 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 January 22, 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

4  Thank robcurtross
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