just wondering how many miles the hike is round trip? I meant to respond to Jay’s comment when he left it — I re-read the trail guide at that time, and still felt that it accurately depicted the hike (as I remembered it), and decided not to make any changes. Advanced features of this website require that you enable JavaScript in your browser. Mike, great work! A friend and I did this most awesome trail a few weeks ago. If you see the Peekamoose Restaurant and Tap Room on the left, that’s bad news – you just missed the turn. I was wondering if you had a more specific location for the parking. My guess is that for at least 80% of visitors, Giant Ledge will be the final destination, which is as it should be. It’s hard to miss on the way back do hopefully fewer people will get lost! Sorta nearby address for your GPS:  The Slide Mountain Forest House is 3.7 miles northwest of the trailhead, on the same road. The hike documented above is a 3.2-mile roundtrip, or 6.9 miles if you add Panther to the mix. Let me first say that we did this as a family with my wife (not a hiker), my 16 year old son (plenty capable though not 100% into it), my 12 year old son who was not at all interested and has ankle and weight issues…he bailed just before the yellow/blue split…my older son and I went the distance. The parking lot has space for maybe 4-5 cars. We thought so, but you helped us be sure! Yes, that would be a great alternative. Hike the Hudson, Thanks so much, Cara and Steven! There’s a bigger campsite a few minutes down the trail, too. If you’re doing that, see you at the next step, crazy person! Hi, Michelle! From here you will need to hike 2 miles on the road back to the Panther Mountain parking area at the hairpin turn passed Winisook Lake. Let’s just say we never ate this much or this good on a hike before. If you are newer to hiking, I wouldn’t recommend heading up Panther Mountain alone – consider joining along with a guided hike! This is one of the most popular hiking trails in the Catskills. We’ve used it several times, and have pledged to use it more! From here you will need to hike 2 miles on the road back to the Panther Mountain parking area at the hairpin turn passed Winisook Lake. On Tuesday, hurricane Isaias came knocking with, Over the years we’ve done a lot of miles on our bikes with our various biking gear. (Then you can volunteer, donate, or shop, depending on your mood.). Thanks for taking the time to help us out. There is plenty of climbing up rocks and the incline is steep overall causing us to lose our breath just a little bit. Hiking Trail Description. If you REALLY wanted to mount an expedition, you could attempt to use the Google Map in the “Resources” section above — if you click in the top-right corner of the map (on a phone, sorry to rub salt in the wound), the Google Maps app will open, showing your location against that map, with all of its pins. Sign in and your uphill hike starts right away. Dave’s comment above just brought me back to your comment — I’d meant to respond when you left it, apologies for not getting back here until now. Just past that campsite marker, keep an eye out on your right for the first ledge. While searching for hikes & trails in Catskill, landed on this page and it made sure I hike Panther Mountain (Yeah I know – Crazy person I am) You’re already almost there! Muddy. This is great! I’ll be heading out to Giant Ledge tomorrow with a friend. I will be sure to pay it forward in many ways. Managed to find some ice cream at panda parlor on oUr way back home. The Panther Mountain peak is approx. Take the Blue Trail back down Panther, back up the little saddle (dude, more uphill?) The views should be gorgeous at sunset (or any other time, really), but since the ledges face east, you won’t have a direct look at the setting sun. I was on the trail today also with my wife and 18 month old son. If you want to "bag" a 3500' peak, continue on the trail past Giant Ledge to the summit of Panther Mountain, but the real payoff views are at Giant Ledge. yes. We won’t be able to do it early, how are the views more towards sunset? Hoping it’s not too crowded this late in September…? Only .75 miles to go! 3. If you can find a spot here to relax and soak in the view, you might very well want to make this your final destination. Or just wear whatever you have already. Panther Mountain is located in the Saranac Lakes region of the Adirondack Park in NY. your own Pins on Pinterest In that case, you’d probably want to check out the spring. You’ll pass some smaller views on the way there – don’t be fooled into turning around yet. Then you can ask them to turn down their boomboxes. Thanks for being awesome! One step out onto that first ledge, though, and it’s easy to see why this place draws crowds. Was this trail guide useful to you? Loved the honest write-up. You know you’re at a classy hike when there’s a porto-potty in the parking lot. 14. While on the way home from Lake Placid in 2015, we decided on a whim to hike Panther Mountain, (not to be confused with Panther Peak, a 46er in the Santanoni Range). I don’t think I’m seriously advocating doing this, but you COULD use that map to bushwhack your way toward the third ledge from the area beneath the ledges, heading toward the pin marked “Ledge three”. Surprisingly, it wasn’t and I’m glad. Get comfortable – you’ll stay on Rt. After you’ve had time to enjoy the view, if you decide you’d like to head back now, by all means, do it. The trail is located entirely on the public Forest Preserve, on the southern edge of the West Careful at the edge. The views were incredibly worth it. Slide Mountain Trailhead to Woodland Valley Campground. Lots of bang for your hiking buck! At approximately 3,720 feet (1,130 m) in elevation, it is the 18th highest in the range. We are not avid hikers but were able to view all 5 great ledges, summit Panther Mountain, hike the woodland valley trail, and explore an unmarked trail with your help! For 30 minutes or so, follow the yellow blazes of the Phoenicia East Branch trail. Hi! – Marybeth Mills, owner, Peekamoose Restaurant. SUMMIT. Which is all a long way of answering: Yes, one point seems about right to me, but I respect that others will have differing opinions. Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile . Hi Sienna! Turn left here to follow those blue blazes all the way to Giant Ledge. I had a glass of wine on the hike and it was delicious. One more item of interest – there are two large campsites right near the ledges, clearly marked and tucked back into the woods. They have fixed the parking at the location so. Panther Mountain (Not one of the 46 high peaks) Topographic map courtesy of Topozone. The trail is located entirely on the public Forest Preserve, on the southern edge of the West See you there! What a view. Pingback: The 67 Most-Instagrammed Locations in the Catskills - Kingston Creative. This page is developing. Find the yellow-blazed Phoenicia-East Branch trail and hike .65 miles to the blue-blazed Giant Ledge – Panther Mountain Trail. You can also get directions by checking out the Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain entry on the HiketheHudsonValley.com Google map. That classic route is super fun but much shorter and it offers far less elevation gain. ;maybe 3 words). All rights reserved. There is parking on the side of the road. Thank you for the feedback! 4-Panther Mountain . My only few of the day was the Margaretville ER. Photo Gallery of the beautiful views the Panther Mountain and the Giant Ledge trail have to offer, its worth the uphill climb and you get to hit elevation of 3750! (Just kidding, Giant Ledge people. A combination of factors has led geologists to believe the mountain is on … Hope you’re feeling better and all is well! Hang in there and stay safe, everyone! We once drove over an hour each way just to eat there again! I've always been intrigued by the two viewpoint "stars" on the NYNJTC map for Southern Harriman on a hill called Panther Mountain. Panther Mountain was a great little hike! The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until November. So glad you had a great day out there! You will most likely see other cars for this extremely popular hike. You can continue on the trail for about 2.85 miles to the Slide Mountain parking area on the Frost Valley Road. I’m very interested to know who built this trail and when? I’m just trying to make the Panther people feel cool, since they’re about to burn at least 1,000 calories to see basically the same view they’re already looking at. Your email address will not be published. I enjoy your site. Hike Length: 6.9 miles (11.10 km) Total Ascent: 1,700ft (518m) … Thanks for the guide! Panther Panther Mountain offers excellent hiking trails over varied terrain, an enormous boreal summit, and two wonderful scenic lookouts. A combination of factors has led geologists to believe the mountain is on the site of an ancient meteorite impact crater. I plan to come back by myself in the fall and do Panther plus. It begins with a switchback trail through tall pines and soft soil, then gradually steepens as you near the top. Glad you had a great day out there! After walking that path for about 15 minutes, we noticed there aren’t any yellow trails marks around and that the trail looks different than what we remmembered walking. your own Pins on Pinterest Follow the detour and you end up ON 47…so no need to look fr the turn, you’re already there. Panther is a 2 mile moderately popular blue singletrack trail located near Tampa Bay Florida. Your directions spot on as always. The hike starts from the Giant Ledge Trailhead located at the hairpin curve along County Route 47. 1. Then it will turn somewhat abruptly (so keep your eyes peeled!) While we liked the Giant Ledge views, the rock scrambling made it barely worth the effort. . Panther Mountain Hike ~ Most rewarding hike! Very much appreciated! Thanks for the tip! Even though we live in the woods and are hike a lot around Wurtsboro, the Catskills are in another league of their own. The initial approach to Panther, Santanoni, and Couchsachraga all begin the same – with a 1.8 mile walk along a gravel road. Your email address will not be published. Over the next .75 miles, you’ll climb another 410 feet on the Blue Trail. Unless, you know, you need water and you brought a purifier. We might have lost two people because they thought it was a difficult hike. Here’s my best attempt at a panoramic stitch of the view: Enjoy a granola bar or two, mentally (or actually) high-fiving yourself and anyone else in your crew for bagging one of the Catskill 3500’ summits. Thanks again for everything you do!! After about 1.5 miles from the start, there is a short spur trail to the right, that leads to the first ledge and a magnificent view. Here’s a nice shot from three days ago that someone posted to the site’s Facebook page. It was like Woodstock up there. We walked this path for about 45 minutes, it goes around the mountain and hits the road at the end. On average it takes 10 minutes to complete this trail. Discover (and save!) Oct 24, 2016 - This Pin was discovered by Erika Eklund. Hope that helps cut down on the number of unhappy hikers out there! Thinking of going out next Saturday, maybe staying at Woodland Valley Campground. Most hikers climb Panther Mountain from the south via Giant Ledge. While we loved (and shared) this terrific post. For the best maps of the area, you can’t beat the official New York-New Jersey Trail Conference maps for the Catskills: https://www.nynjtc.org/maps/catskill-trails-map. The hike to the Ledges and back probably would have been too short for the amount of time it took to get out to this spot, but luckily since it was late in the fall and a little cold, we had the place pretty much to our selves until we started heading back from Panther Mt. Panther should be 5/10 where as Giant Ledge should be 7/10 for the steep rocky sections that might hinder some older or less fit folks. and this here great big ledge sucker. Now that we know, we plan on doing it again during another season. It has a rocky terrain which makes it easier to climb. Thank you! You seem like the right person to answer this question: Great stuff. Beautiful day!!! This mountain bike only trail can be used one direction and has a easy overall physical rating with a 330 ft green climb. see all summits "Hiked with Hannah. Thanks so much for the kind words and helpful photo, Denis! Thanks so much, Dave! (And thanks for the heads-up in the comments, Stav! I must say the write up oddly encouraged me to take up this hike Good luck! Lots of bang for your hiking buck! Like, ever. If the Parther part is even difficult than that two, we will definitely reconsider about hiking it this time. We’re within two points of each other, so I’m comfortable calling it a day. It is in close proximity to both Piesco Lake, NY and Speculator, NY. Must have been a very scary experience. However big a hike you decide to tackle at Giant Ledge, just be sure that you do come check it out. The 6 makes me feel a little less tired this morning. The eighteenth highest peak in the Adirondacks Panther is the second highest summit in the Santanoni Mountains and is the easiest to climb. October, 2015. I was glad I went up to Panther, even though the view there plays second fiddle to the ledges, just a bit too many trees for that classic wide open view. The views from the ledges are breathtaking. It took me less than ten minutes to get here from the rock that we clambered up for our first Panther view. If you are planning on going to any of the hiking trails in this area, make sure to come early. Jim, I agree with Dave — the trail is quite steep and rocky, and will be extremely slippery in the rain. It was absolutely freezing, and after some filtering with my Sawyer Mini to lose the potential cryptosporidium and giardia beasts….the BEST water I’ve had yet out in the woods. Excellent, Lou — glad you had a great day out there! The hike starts from the Giant Ledge Trailhead located at the hairpin curve along County Route 47. New trend? We continued with him, just to find he was wrong. This requires a 1.95-mile road walk and a large descent. We had a great time, saw a LOT of butterflies enjoying the views and had lunch on the rocks at Panther’s summit before heading down. Love that evergreen feel, and so many huge rocks with low hanging fern draping over the side. Elevation Gain: 1,981 feet. How was it? The hike continues to Panther Mountain, one of the 35 high peaks in the Catskills over 3,500feet in elevation. A few friends and I are planning to get up to this area in the evening, camp overnight, and then hit the trail first thing in the morning. Trailhead Location: Old Piseco Rd Piseco, NY 12139. You can continue on the trail for about 2.85 miles to the Slide Mountain parking area on the Frost Valley Road. 1. Hi Jay — I clocked Wittenberg as .3 miles longer than Panther, with 531 ft. more ascent. No matter what peaks I have climbed, and what will be coming in the future, this is definitely one of the best hikes I have done, including my section hikes of the NY Appalachian Trail. The views on this hiking trail are some of the best in the Catskills. The portion of the hike from The Giant Ledges up to Panther was definitely a tough climb and I felt like it had steeper areas than the way up to the ledges. Nice work! 11. Hi – Can anyone confirm whether there is spring water coming out of the pipe? One thing is for sure, this area has a lot of trails and was busy by seven am. Awww…. Ascent: 3,762 ft. (**UPDATE September 2020** Thanks to friendly hiker Denis for sharing this image of that junction in the comments!). The elevation gain from the trailhead to the top of Giant Ledge is about 1,000 feet, and if you continue to Panther, you will have climbed nearly 2,000 feet (including the climb back up Giant Ledge on the return trip). This mountain bike only trail can be used one direction and has a easy overall physical rating with a 330 ft green climb. (And thanks to James W for providing a good answer, too! If you look at the Google Terrain Map in the “Resources” section above, you can see the trail that leaves from the pin marked “Blue Jct,” which heads straight down to Woodland Valley Campground. Did great ledge and didn’t plan on but did Panther mountain. Awesome, this place is. If you don’t climb Panther Mountain, you’ll still see everything up to and including Step 10 above. It can quickly be done on a simple day trip but one must always remember that the peaks in this area are remote and seldom visited so one should be well prepared for a change in weather as it can be raining here while it is sunny everywhere else in the Adirondacks. THE TRAILHEAD: From NY 8 at the south end of Piseco Lake, go north on West Shore Rd for 2.6 miles. Did I mention this section is not easy? Panther Mountain (Not one of the 46 high peaks) Topographic map courtesy of Topozone. Thanks! Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. At approximately 3,720 feet in elevation, it is the 18th highest in the range. Look sharp out there while supporting the trails! 10. I've always been intrigued by the two viewpoint "stars" on the NYNJTC map for Southern Harriman on a hill called Panther Mountain. Dawn, your comment cracked me up (cracked me up eight months ago, too, when I should have replied). The majority of this change in elevation occurs the … Click the GPS coordinates there using your device of choice, and a mapping app (either Google Maps or Apple Maps) should drop a pin on the exact spot. Just wanted to note that it felt like more than a 5/10, and the rockiness was especially challenging for our lab, who slipped a few times. That's cool, too. The trailhead is located on the east side on County Road 47 just slightly south of the parking area. Maybe every hike should have a nice meat and cheese picnic and a large glass of wine? The first part of the hike is fairly easy, but if you head to Panther, the rain will definitely be a pain. Though the yellow section is less than a mile, it’s pretty dang rocky and has several steep sections. You can follow the yellow trail to the Panther Mountain / Giant Ledge Trail Head. It has a rocky terrain which makes it easier to climb. Hi, Jesse! You see hills and hills of mountains and lush greenery. If you were to climb Giant Ledge from there it would be the hardest approach (just an FYI for those of us who like such things). Hey — I went a few weeks ago, and most of the leaves are down at this point. I think we’re planning to keep going all the way to foxhollow then come back. If you’re going to drop a phone somewhere in the Hudson Valley, over the edge of Giant Ledge has to be somewhere near to top of the list of most unfortunate places. Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts here – I want to encourage people to poke and prod at these guides to help them be as useful and accurate as possible. From the Slide Mountain trailhead on Route 47 cross the West Branch of the Neversink River. I felt a little defeated but now reading other experienced hikers were challenged as well, it made me feel better. And yeah, I’m with you on the Panther view. Beautiful view. My first time. This is great! Slide Mountain Trailhead to Woodland Valley Campground During this section of the loop, you will have some choices. If you find this free trail guide useful, please provide payment by picking up at least one piece of litter on your hike. The view from each ledge is awesome, but they’re pretty similar. More great content is on the way. If you can visit on a weekday, or off-season, or both, you might just luck out and have the place to yourself. 2. The hike is popular, and the trail is worn and trampled. YouTube video from our hike at Panther Mountain, I think at this point we have done the O & W Rails to Trails from Stone Ridge NY to Kingston NY at least a, I love the Neversink Gorge Trails. Follow the blue trail from the junction towards Panther. Just keep following Oliverea Rd to the Southeast on a map or click on the GPS coordinates he posted in the directions and it brings you right to it. This northern route, through the barely-travelled Fox Hollow — a quiet and wild … From that rock, it’s a flat .3 miles to the summit of Panther. Panther Mountain (Echo Cliffs) is a short hike to a great view of Piseco Lake and the southern Adirondacks. For the first time in my life, I marked a spot on my hiking GPS with the label “Smell.”  Just as the trail reaches about 3,400 ft in altitude, you can smell the difference as you enter the alpine forest at the top of Panther. Also, nearly stepped on a little snake on the way down- the lil guy went on his way with no bother but just be sure to keep an eye on where you’re walking! About 15 minutes after the trail junction, you may notice a side trail to a spring splitting off to your left. I love your idea of a zipline over the col!!! You can also subscribe without commenting. https://www.hbtrails.com/hiking-panther-mountain-trail-with-family Thanks for livening up the comments section, Jay! Dogs are also able to use this trail. I’ll point them out in the trail guide below, in case you’d like to join the carnival up there one night. **UPDATE September 2018** Take a moment to pay special attention to this junction, locking it into your memory for your return trip to your car. Panther Mountain is one of the Catskill High Peaks, located in the Town of Shandaken in Ulster County, New York. The hike starts off along the yellow marked Phoenicia-East Branch Trail. However, the trail to Panther was wonderful! We go every year when we visit the area. At approximately 3,720 feet (1,130 m) in elevation, it is the 18th highest in the range. Over the next .7 miles, you’ll climb 725 feet over often-rocky terrain. All in all, this hike more than deserves those 5 cameras. Retrace your steps back to your car. And thanks for providing such a great resource. We plan to have a day hike there this weekend. Required fields are marked *. On the ledge, we also decided to have a little picnic. You were right. For the casual dayhiker, climbing Panther will be overkill. The route crosses the entire ridge of Panther Mountain, from south to north. One step too far, and this really will be your final destination. This ascent is rather gradual with a few short, steep areas thrown in. The most difficult part of this hike is getting to Giant Ledge (with the rocky sections you describe being the accurate part). SUMMIT. After grabbing our bags, we started walking the Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain trail. Hudson Valley trail closures and parking restrictions due to COVID-19, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference homepage, https://www.nynjtc.org/maps/catskill-trails-map, The 67 Most-Instagrammed Locations in the Catskills - Kingston Creative, Bovina and Andes, NY (21/52) – 52WeekendsNY, Bovina and Andes, NY (22/52) | 52weekendsNY, A great write-up of the same hike from the venerable, Some cool information and pictures about a nearby meteorite hit from this. After about .75 miles, you reach Giant Ledge. Hope that’s helpful – happy adventuring! I just did this hike with my friend yesterday (We are Panther People! You’ll know you’re at the right spot when you reach a nice flat rock, right beside the trail, where you can sit and take in the wide-open view before you. Oh no, Monica — I’m so sorry to hear that! We love Peekamoose! The yellow trail continues 2.6-miles to Woodland Valley Campground. Its proximity to Slide Mountain, the highest Catskill peak, the relatively short distance required to climb the … This page gives some good tips, and links to some camping maps for the area: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/41282.html. Lastly- the Peekamoose ROCKS! https://hikethehudsonvalley.com/hikes/giant-ledge-and-panther-mountain For the rest of the day, ask everyone you meet, “What size ledge did you climb today?”  Then tell them how big yours was. TRAILHEAD. I hate losing altitude just to have to gain it again, too, but until someone installs a zipline here, this is what we’ve got. This trail had a lot of people going up and down, during any section of the trail. Is it worth it? Thanks for the awesome write up and confirmation that Panther people are actually the coolest. The trails around Saranac Lake really do not disappoint when it comes to the amount of work you have to put in to get a great view, and Panther was no exception! Please leave a comment! To climb Panther, keep heading straight along the Blue Trail, passing all five ledges at Giant Ledge, as well as the turnoff to the second DEC campsite. Panther is a 2 mile moderately popular blue singletrack trail located near Tampa Bay Florida. There’s not a ton of room right here, so hopefully you left most of the crowds back at Giant Ledge. At .6 miles long, this hike is easily done round trip in under an hour. Let ye know how it goes. 6. 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