Long route out the second day from Slide back to the car. Overall, it took us about 17 miles to do the loop and over 4500 ft elevation gain. We would be hiking the Burroughs Range Trail (7 mi)from east to west and then the Phoenicia East Branch trail (8 mi) from west to east, covering three of the Catskill's high peaks. The Burroughs Range lies on the fabled Long Path. Get a sample of every Catskills highlight on the 9.8-mile Burroughs Range Trail. The Burroughs Range lies on the fabled Long Path. Thanks! Very shaded, wonderful foliage. A group of us going there on Monday 3/2. “It has multiple sweeping viewpoints, challenging terrain, and the chance to summit three high peaks,” says Debbie Melita. The better views are just off of slide summit. That way you can tackle the ascent to slide the next day. Amazing Fall Foliage! Only place we saw to get water is pretty much at the top of Slide. Going clockwise puts a big damper on memory of the hike. From Cornell (3870ft) you get views of Slide MT and the climb you are in for. Go clockwise. -John Burroughs. We decided it would be nice to get the road walk out of the way. The summit overlook is nearly completely overgrown, but offers an obstructed view of the Ashokan reservoir through the clouds below. Very nice spaced out spots with fire pits. I decided to hike the whole Burroughs Range as I had never hiked the whole trail before. Having hiked all those aqua blazes from Fort Lee, NJ, this past year, the Burroughs Range is my favorite segment of the Long Path – for here there are big mountains, history, vistas, but not too difficult terrain – 10 miles, 2,300 feet elevation gain, 8 hours. The Burroughs Range Trail (9.8 miles, red markers, challenging-3,620 feet elevation gain.) The trail starts at Woodland Valley. Create . Continue on Burroughs Range Trail to the junction Phoenicia East Branch Trail. “It has multiple sweeping viewpoints, challenging terrain, and the chance to summit three high peaks,” says Debbie Melita. These posts have been tagged with Burroughs Range NY, or … The round-trip distance is 14-miles and ascends approximately 4,500-feet. 15:00. The Crack is only a few feet of elevation below the summit, which lies perhaps a hundred feet (30 m) off the Burroughs Range trail on a side trail. The first section to the top of Mt. This is a rugged trail but well maintained. The Burroughs range can be summed up in a few words…The classic Catskill hike!!!! But totally worth it. Continue onto rt. Just keep your eyes open as you need to take a side trail to get to it. Some good scrambles, tough with a pack. Slide Mountain - The Catskills - Duration: 22:53. The Burroughs Range Traverse is a fun hike for fit hikers who enjoy some light scrambling. This is a rugged trail but well maintained. At 2.60 miles the trail intersects with the trail to Terrace Mt. Once you get above 3000ft the air is thinner and you get into the Balsam/Spruce forest that are found farther North. In this hike, you will traverse 3 peaks all above 3500ft. Unfortunately it was very foggy and no view on top at all. The Burroughs Range Trail (9.8 miles, red markers, challenging-3,620 feet elevation gain.) In addition, starting at Giants Ledge puts the Wittenberg/Cornell summits toward the middle of the hike & the Slide summit toward the end which I prefer. All 35 miles of trails in this area are open exclusively to foot travel, affording the visitor an uninterrupted back country experience. Amazing Fall Foliage! Also saw a few really good spots that weren't designated camping spots. Burroughs Range Trail: Catskill Mountains. ( 42.01876 N / 074.34038 W) Turn right . Devils Path and Burroughs Range Catskills from the Shawangunks Devils Path: The Devils Path runs through the Heart of the Catskills and is a 27 mile continuous trail that goes over 7 of the Catskill High Peaks. Very well marked and easy to navigate. We started at 11:30 AM. Parking is available on RT 47 at the Panther Mountain or Slide Mountain trail head. Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail aka Burroughs Range Trail: 845-256-3000 Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail aka Burroughs Range Trail at Slide Mountain Wilderness is located in Ulster County. It will then turn into rt. You will then pass Slide MT parking lot. Burroughs Mountain is located on the northeast slope of Mount Rainier above Glacier Basin. These posts have been tagged with Burroughs Range NY, or are within 1.5 miles of it. Burroughs Range Trail-Wittenberg-Cornell is a trail on West Branch Neversink River, Deer Shanty Brook, Dougherty Branch, and Woodland Creek in Slide Mountain Wilderness, Catskill Park, NY. The Burroughs Range covers +/- 13 miles, and about Distance: 9.75 miles Markers: Red Elevation: 3,625 feet elevation gain Difficulty: Challenging Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail Go through Port Jervis and come to rt. Burroughs Range Trail: Catskill Mountains. Great views at wittenberg and a terrific lunch spot. Four stars because it’s very crowded until after Wittenberg. 42 through towns of Monticello and Woodbourn. This trail was built by the owner of the Panther Mountain House for his guests who might find the main trail a little too hard. The trail is flat for a while and then starts to … THE BURROUGHS RANGE CATSKILL 35 FINISH (The "Merlin and Trillium Garden" Hike) On Friday I set out to hike my final Catskill 35 peak, Cornell. I can and will go on about what makes it so great, but the fact is, I cannot think of a better introduction or finale to hiking the Catskills. Having hiked all those aqua blazes from Fort Lee, NJ, this past year, the Burroughs Range is my favorite segment of the Long Path – for here there are big mountains, history, vistas, but not too difficult terrain – 10 miles, 2,300 feet elevation gain, 8 hours. would definitely recommend clockwise. The Crack is only a few feet of elevation below the summit, which lies perhaps a hundred feet (30 m) off the Burroughs Range trail on a side trail. Passes designated camp site (on left on descent). This adventure follows the red-blazed Burroughs Range Trail from the Woodland Valley Campground (where there is a parking fee during summer season), across Wittenberg and Cornell Mountains (3,780-feet and 3,860-feet, respectively), to the peak of Slide Mountain. Agreed with another poster - the best views were at the Spring! Camping Several campsites in this section at 1.75 mi, 5.00 mi, and 5.25-5.50 mi. Burroughs Range?? It breaks up the only boring section of the hike (Road walk from Slide Mountain parking lot to Giants Ledge trailhead to Woodland Valley campground). John Burroughs couldn’t have picked a range of mountains to frequent that’s more demanding for the hiker, but according to the DEC it’s the most popular range in the Catskills Forest Preserve. Tags: None. Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail aka Burroughs Range Trail: 845-256-3000 Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail aka Burroughs Range Trail at Slide Mountain Wilderness is located in Ulster County. The trail flattens out for the next mile and a half, it is still quite rocky. Burroughs Range Trail: Catskill Mountains. Very nice trail. I see a lot of people have said to do this hike clockwise from the Woodland Valley Campground. Pretty rocky trail in some parts. In this hike, you will traverse 3 peaks all above 3500ft. We did it clockwise in a sunny day below freezing. Post navigation It is 2.75 miles along the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail (also called Burroughs Range Trail) from the Long Path to the campground. 23 North into town of Port Jervise. It takes in the whole range, going over Wittenberg and Cornell mountains for a 7-mile (11.2-km), 2,700-foot (823 m) ascent. Day one had more scrambles than I expected getting up to Wittenberg and Cornel. Drop a car here. There are some great camping sites right past slide mountain! The other two summits are Wittenberg (3,780 feet) and Cornell (3,860 feet). Slide Mountain - The Catskills - … Burroughs Range, also called the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Mountain Trail, is a difficult 12.3-mile hike, yet arguably one of the most beautiful in the region. From Wittenburg to Cornell is short compared to what you just did. Be prepared for a lot of scrambling. The round-trip distance is 14-miles and ascends approximately 4,500-feet. One of the waypoints says there is a site there, and there is, but there is a no camping marker there also. Trail, NY Dept of Environmental Conservation - Big Indian Wilderness. I’m terrified of heights and I did okay. I had no choice as I was out of daylight, but I recommend getting an earlier start and camping between Cornell and slide. After running 3.9 miles, you reach the summit of Wittenberg with great views on the summit. From Riverton you can jump on the Rails to Trails trail a nice mellow ride. Once you get on top of Wittenburg 3790ft you get views of the Ashokan Reservoir and High Point. The Burroughs Mountains can be reached via several trail routes. David Leone. Burroughs was born near Roxbury, New York, in April 1837, and died in 1931.He wrote extensively about his travels and was associated with the conservation movement. Take rd to campground. There are a bunch of nice official sites clustered in the same area. Just keep your eyes open as you need to take a side trail to get to it. - Duration: 15:00. The round trip loop over all three peaks in the Burroughs Range is 14 miles with many challenging rock scrambles. 6h 1/2 with a good pace. On Slide (4180ft) you get limited views. Did in one day; exhausted but happy. The summit of Cornell Mountain is at reached after 4.8 miles. There is plenty of water on the PhoeniciaEB, on the beginning of the burroughs range past the campground, but I didn't find anything from wittenberg until the slide spring below the summit. Three high peaks and arguably the best view in the Catskills make a winter traverse of the Burroughs Range one of the finest day hikes in the Northeast. Slide, Cornell, Wittenberg Mountain; Burroughs Range Catskill 3500 Hike Total Mileage: 10.8 Miles Parking area and Trail head Directions 42.008503,-74.427765 Total rise: 3,845′ Facebook A nice variation on the Burroughs Range Trail is the older, unmarked, and unused Dutcher Steps Trail. Come to stop. Fun climbs. Wittenberg was largely uneventful. After the register, the trail will continue to climb through a beautiful rocky section of the trail. Burroughs Range Trail: Catskill Mountains. You could finish with a longer day on day two, or find a campsite, but the only one i saw was a mile or so before the trailhead to slide, when you hit the road for a few miles, and that would make day two pretty short and easy. Did it clockwise from Woodland Valley Campground. Make right onto rt. This trail was built by the owner of the Panther Mountain House for his guests who might find the main trail a little too hard. No real views at Cornell but another great view on an overlook on the other side of slide(going clockwise). Soon, we found the Burroughs Range Trail. O Burroughs Range Trail-Wittenberg-Cornell is a trail on West Branch Neversink River, Deer Shanty Brook, Dougherty Branch, and Woodland Creek in Slide Mountain Wilderness, Catskill Park, NY. I would much rather go clockwise however! Distance: 9.75 miles Markers: Red Elevation: 3,625 feet elevation gain Difficulty: Challenging Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail Accessed either from the Woodland Valley Campground on the east or the Woodland Valley-Denning Trail on the west, this trail provides a challenging route through the heart of the Slide Mountain Wilderness, ascending Wittenberg, Cornell and Slide Mountain. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Then take the Burroughs Mountain Trail 0.6 mile to the unmarked summit of Second Burroughs, a large flat area with a … As others have said, it is wise to go clockwise and tackle Wittenberg first. It’s right before Slide peak and allowed us to refill our bottles using our filter. This trail was built by the owner of the Panther Mountain House for his guests who might find the main trail a little too hard. Devils Path and Burroughs Range Catskills from the Shawangunks Devils Path: The Devils Path runs through the Heart of the Catskills and is a 27 mile continuous trail that goes over 7 of the Catskill High Peaks. General information on hikingincludes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations. Hiking trip report, map, and photos for Burroughs Range (Wittenberg, Cornell, Slide Mountain), located in Catskill Park, New York. Some very easy climbing before the three summits. There are plenty of access and bail out points all along the hike. We reached the top at 1:55. We started at 11:30 AM. The summit of Cornell Mountain is at reached after 4.8 miles. Just before you come to town of Phoenicia you will make a right onto Woodland Valley RD. Burroughs Range Trail (Wittenberg, Cornell, Slide Trail) is a 23.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenicia, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Length: 9.0 miles Burroughs Range Trail starts at the Woodland Valley Campground Parking Lot and ends with it's junction with Phoenicia-East Branch Trail. We reached the top at 1:55. i didn't take this side trail but it says .8 miles to the shelter, and I heard from other hikers that there is another campsite before you hit the shelter with a nice fire pit. This adventure begins at the Woodland Valley Campground (which has a parking fee in the summer) and follows the red-blazed Burroughs Range Trail to the summit of Wittenberg at 3,780 feet. The round trip loop over all three peaks in the Burroughs Range is 14 miles with many challenging rock scrambles. Not too bad. The Slide Mountain Wilderness is roughly 90 miles north-northwest of Manhattan and is home to several peaks in the Catskill 3,500-foot Club. Spectacular views and one of the very best hikes I've done! Some tough sections , but also some very easy sections as well. From parking lot follow the red blazed trail. In the steeper areas on the trail Dutcher built stone steps to make the climb easier. This video is about Burroughs Range Trail. Camping Several campsites in this section at … It was quiet and secluded. On Saturday, July 11, meet for a special run in the Catskills—the Slide Mountain/Burroughs Range Loop. We stayed at the first designated primitive site we saw, the ones a bit closer to Slide were nicer. 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