The west view gives a great unblocked view of the northern Catskills and limited views of the east. Enjoy the view of the Ashokan Reservoir and the surrounding valley and mountains. (1 ), New York State Department on Environmental Conservation. Slide Mountain is a 9,702-foot (2,957 m) peak in the Carson Range near Reno, in Washoe County, Nevada.From the summit of Slide Mountain, Lake Tahoe, Washoe Lake, Carson Valley, and the city of Reno can be viewed. Follow the yellow-blazed trail as it turns right and runs along the level woods road. The summit resides North of the Jackrabbit Trail and at the Southern end of the Sentinel Range. Great 20 mile cycling - Big Indian / Slide Mountain Definitely not for the novice cyclist. Follow the yellow marked Phoenicia East Branch Trail southwest 0.7 miles to its juncture with the red-marked Burroughs Range Trail. After you’ve spent some time resting, retrace your steps and follow the red trail back to the junction with the Curtis-Ormsbee Trail. Be courteous. There are though a number of campsites in the col between Cornell and Slide Mtn. Is daylight fading? Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter. Scatter strained dishwater. Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors. The summit resides North of the Jackrabbit Trail and at the Southern end of the Sentinel Range. Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. A must see page if you are planning on climbing Slide Mountain.New York State Department on Environmental Conservation. Unless you just want to get to the summit and back by the quickest route (and it seems that most people want to do that), I strongly recommend that you use the Curtis-Ormsbee Trail for the ascent of the mountain. This red-blazed trail will be your return route, but for now, continue ahead along the old road, following the yellow markers. Whether you are going for a day hike or backpacking overnight, it is good practice to carry what we call The Hiking Essentials. Slide Mountain is covered by the Slide Mountain, CO US Topo Map quadrant On the summit area of Slide Mountain lies two great viewing areas. This trail is also known as the Jackrabbit Trail which is the start of the route to Slide Mountain. It's also easy to reach and little used, meaning you are likely to enjoy the scenic panoramas without the crowds found at nearby hiking areas like the Mt. . Camping is only allowed 200 feet from the trail and away from any water source. Compass - A simple compass is all you need to orient you and your map to magnetic north. Section Title Mountain ... Now pass holders get exclusive savings on the mountain, with 20% off food, lodging, lessons, and more. Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience. Another interesting feature which you’ll want to see is a plaque just below the summit ledge in memory of John Burroughs, a naturalist who lived nearby, who often climbed these mountains. Slide Mountain is a 9,702-foot (2,957 m) peak in the Carson Range near Reno, in Washoe County, Nevada.From the summit of Slide Mountain, Lake Tahoe, Washoe Lake, Carson Valley, and the city of Reno can be viewed. Continue on to the rocky prominence and lookout where most hikers rest. Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this hike. Take the New York State Thruway north to Exit 19 (Kingston). Slide Mountain is just past the summit on highway 43, heading from Lake Tahoe to Reno/Carson City. Light - A flashlight or small, lightweight headlamp will be welcome gear if you find yourself still on the trail when darkness falls. The trail itself is beautiful as you hike through a mix of hardwoods and pines, and on open slabs of rock. Slide Mountain Information. Check out some map-reading basics here. The Slide Mountain Trail is short on length and big on views. The plaque was located at the bottom of the ledge. This trail is also known as the Jackrabbit Trail which is the start of the route to Slide Mountain. Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species. The summit of Slide Mountain is broad and rounded, with some dead, fallen timber on top. After a short, steep section, it reaches a viewpoint to the north and west from a rock outcrop on the left side of the trail. This viewing area is located over the John Burroughs Memorial Plaque. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished. To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Section Title About the Mountain Mountain Info. Enjoy the view of the Ashokan Reservoir and the surrounding valley and mountains. Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter. Hiking info, trail maps, and trip reports from Slide Mountain (7,762 ft) in Oregon. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent. You are correct that the viewpoint from just past the summit of Slide Mountain is largely grown in, but the view over the Blackhead Range from the viewpoint just before the summit of Slide is still unobstructed and spectacular. According to the Adirondack Mountain Club, the Garden Parking Lot at the Garden Trailhead is open (it was closed in 2019). This picture was taken in 2011. Disperse use to prevent the creation of campsites and trails. The trailhead is located in the quiet little town of Keene Valley. Later becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Thu night. Deciduous trees soon give way to a deep, dark spruce-fir forest. Common Sense - Pay attention to your environment, your energy, and the condition of your companions. Slide The highest Catskill mountain is also one of the easiest and most popular Catskills peaks to hike. From the parking area, proceed east on the yellow-blazed Phoenicia-East Branch Trail, which crosses the West Branch of the Neversink River on rocks, and then climbs on a rocky footpath, reaching an old woods road in 0.4 mile. Hiking Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers is one of my favorite hikes in the ADKS. Trail to the Eastern Terminus of FLT at Slide Mountain Summit. 2.1 miles. It is the old road formerly used to access the fire tower and was not built as a trail. Pass over the actual summit of Slide Mountain where the anchors for the old fire tower mark the highest point on the mountain. Yield to other users on the trail. The Reopening of the Hasenclever Iron Trail, Seven More Miles of the Long Path Permanently Protected, Jungle Habitat Trail Revitalization Project Begins, Invest in Nature With Twice the Impact During the December Challenge, Invasives Strike Force EcoQuest Challenge: December 2020 | New York and New Jersey. He spent much of his time on Slide Mountain as well as many other places in the Catskills, where he would study mostly birds and nature, and compose gentle writings based on his observations. Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit. If you have a mobile device, download Avenza’s free PDF Maps app and grab some GPS-enhanced Trail Conference maps (a backup Tyvek or paper version of the map is good to have just in case your batteries die or you don't have service). It is on private property. (5), Additions & Corrections Years ago, many people climbed Slide just for this view point. Coordinates: 48.868732°N, -122.0168152°W Approx. But, over the years, they have stopped cutting the view point. The trick is to turn left and walk along the rock ledge until you reach an unobstructed view. Most of the hardest stuff comes just before the summit of Slide Mountain. Elevation: 4,892 feet (1,491 meters) USGS Topo Map Quad: Canyon Lake Feature Type: Summit Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely. On the summit area of Slide Mountain lies two great viewing areas. It was established in the early 1900s and today has over 35-miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Continue ahead and you’ll soon reach the actual summit (elevation 4,180 feet), marked by the remains of the foundation of the former fire tower. A short jog up a 4,000 foot peak in the Catskills and another on your NE 111er list. Keep campsites small. Take a RIGHT to continue to the summit of Slide Mountain. Use a map and compass to eliminate the use of marking paint, rock cairns or flagging. Extensive foot trails provide access to the remote interior, often climbing over lofty peaks with spectacular views. However snowshoes are a requirement on western side in winter.The eastern side both snowshoes and crampons are required. The mountain in the background is Double Top Mountain. Slide Mountain (Ulster County, New York) Weather (Days 0-3): Heavy rain (total 48mm), heaviest during Thu night. One of my favorite The route begins at the big Indian turn and goes for 20 miles. Follow the yellow-blazed trail as it turns right and runs along the level woods road. This is a good spot to rest and take in the view. Control pets at all times, or leave them at home. That is why the hike described above uses the Curtis-Ormsbee Trail to climb Slide Mountain. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light. Welcome to Slide Mountain Cabins & RV Park. 4 contributions 5 helpful votes. Continue on the trail down the other side of Slide. Follow the road roughly 8 miles up a valley and past the first trailhead which lead to Giant Ledge. Find the yellow blazed Phoenicia-East Branch trail and begin a gentle ascent of about .75 miles. In Memoriam JOHN BURROUGHS Who in his early writings introduced Slide Mountain to the world. (51), Climber's Log Entries Take a RIGHT to continue to the summit of Slide Mountain. When you’re ready to continue, backtrack to the main trail and turn right, continuing to follow the blue blazes. The Slide Mountain Trail is short on length and big on views. Rose summit trail and the trails at Tahoe Meadows.And because the Slide Mountain Trail is short, you can easily hike those other areas during the same trip up from the Reno area. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. The viewing area on the eastern side gives an excellent viewing of the reservoir below as well as a view of many of the distant Catskills. We are located within the beautiful Matanuska-Susitna Valley, where breathtaking views and incredible adventures collide. Trailhead: Pack it in, pack it out. is a very popular hike. For example, the A short jog up a 4,000 foot peak in the Catskills and another on your NE 111er list. Has the weather turned rainy? Public lands hosting the trail. (2), Images Slide Mountain can be climbed at anytime. Just beyond, you’ll reach the elevation of 3,500 feet – above which camping and fires are not permitted (except in the winter). A firestarter (this could be as simple as leftover birthday candles that are kept inside a waterproof container) and matches (again, make sure to keep them in a waterproof container) could save a life. The Slide Mt Brook Trail will take you 2.4 miles from the summit of Big Slide down to John’s Brook Lodge. To reach the lower 6,339 foot summit of "Slide Mountain," descend from South Slide Mountain on the west over talus and scree slopes. Being the highest mountain in the Catskills and located close to New York City, Slide Mtn. Join/Login. Enjoy the view of the Ashokan Reservoir and the surrounding valley and mountains. The Catskill 67 are the next highest peaks in the Catskills, of which, 63 are over 3,000 feet in elevation. Erected by Winnisook Club, 1920. Altering a site is not necessary. TRAILHEAD NEAR WINNISOOK LAKE: From 28 head west make left on state road 47 which is located in the town of Big Indian. It is located in the town of Shandaken in Ulster County. In another 0.2 mile, in a flat area, an unmarked side trail on the right leads about 200 feet to an outstanding viewpoint over Table, Lone, Rocky and Balsam Cap Mountains (the best views are from a rock ledge on the left). The viewpoint from the Curtis-Ormsbee Trail over Table Mountain still exists. There is a plaque in his memory on the top of Slide Mountian. But it also has a number of largely unknown treats… “We saw the world as the hawk or the balloonist sees it when he is three thousand feet in the air. Are you getting tired? At 3.26 miles you will come to the trail junction of the old Jeep Trail. Revised on: - May 15, 2019 Check trail conditions for this map. This loop hike climbs to the summit of Slide Mountain, the highest peak in the Catskills, with several outstanding viewpoints. Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry. Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches. Routes Keep in mind that fluid loss is heightened in winter as well as summer. Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch cultural or historic structures and artifacts. Consider splitting larger groups into smaller groups. The Turn right and follow the yellow trail along the old woods road for 0.3 mile, then turn left, leaving the woods road, and continue following the yellow blazes back to the parking area where you began the hike. New York State Division of Tourism, One Commerce Plaza , Albany, NY, 12245, Phone: 518-474 … is a very popular hike. This is a far more interesting and attractive route. There has been some tree growth, but if you head a little to the left, there is a spot where you can still get a panoramic view. Knife or Multi-tool - You may need to cut a piece of moleskin to put over a blister, repair a piece of broken equipment, or solve some other unexpected problem. Big Slide (4,199 ft.): Enjoy above-the-trees views to the south at an open rock overlook: Mount Marcy (south) and Algonquin Peak (west) are among the prominent 4,000-footers you can see from here. Map - Know where you are and where you are going. Pass over the actual summit of Slide Mountain where the anchors for the old fire tower mark the highest point on the mountain. just east of the tough 0.5 stretch to the summit of Slide Mtn. 10 miles RT, long hike with bushwhack - 3584’ Family with Young Kids: Not Recommended This route offers no views and is much less interesting than the Curtis-Ormsbee Trail that you used to climb the mountain, but it is also shorter and faster. Concentrate use on existing trails and campsites. From the parking area, proceed east on the yellow-blazed Phoenicia-East Branch Trail, which crosses the West Branch of the Neversink River on rocks, and then climbs on a rocky footpath, reaching an old woods road in 0.4 mile. Another option (though slightly longer) is to continue on to hike Yard Mountain and return to John’s Brook Lodge from there. It is a very technical site with strong thermals, turbulent air, a big rotor on launch and a freeway to cross to get to the LZ. 41.99887, -74.3854. The ADK Catskill Guide recommends a rope on one section of the trail during winter. Don't put yourself in the position of having to end your hike early because you have run out of water. Big Slide is an excellent snowshoe excursion after you've tried a few of the area's smaller mountains. John Burroughs, born in Roxbury, NY, was a writer who wrote 23 volumes of essays. Proceed west on N.Y. Route 28 for about 30 miles to the hamlet of Big Indian. I'm afraid a couple of the views may not what they were in the past due to tree growth. Keep in mind that Slide is a unique mountain among backcountry locations, in … In about two miles from the summit, the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail ends at a junction with the yellow-blazed Phoenicia-West Branch Trail. Soon, the trail narrows and bends sharply to the left, then to the right. If you are wearing wet cotton and must return to your starting point, you risk getting chills that may lead to a dangerous hypothermia. Like other summits in the Catskills the top is wooded but there is an overlook near the top that offers great views over the surrounding hills. Continue on the trail down the other side of Slide. This is one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the Catskills, with the entire Devil’s Path visible to the north. It is on private property. Find Hikes and ParksVolunteerMy DashboardNews CenterAbout UsShop, Copyright © 1996-2020 New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, www.nynjtc.org | Privacy Policy | Photo CreditsAbout Us    Contact Us    Donate    Join. Rain Gear and Extra Clothing - Rain happens. Take the road about five miles where the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trailhead will be on your left.VIA SLIDE MTN. Turn left, heading east 2.0 miles to the summit … The view point will be overgrown in a couple of years if it is not cleared. Visit in small groups when possible. The Absolute Best Route for Hiking Slide Mountain. The fee to park is $10. On the eastern side the mountain trailhead is $4 payable to the camping ranger. Hike Length: 6.9 miles (11.10 km) Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers. Good campsites are found, not made. This is make a great first 4000'er for a begineer hiker seeking to begin peakbagging. Come and enjoy great lodging in the Last Frontier with us. Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies. The flat-topped Blackhead Mountain may be seen in the distance. You will then hike out the 3.2 miles remaining miles to the Garden via the Phelps Trail. There may also be more essentials, depending on the season and your needs. Being the highest mountain in the Catskills and located close to New York City, Slide Mtn. VIA WOODLAND CAMPGROUND TRAILHEAD (EASTERN SIDE): From Route 28 head west make a left (east: right) on Woodland Valley Road (0.5 miles from Phoenicia. Slide Mountain is named after the repeated large landslides that occur high on the mountain's south east side. Terrain Parks. You now have climbed a total of 3,720′ from Woodland Valley. From the summit, begin descending southwest and begin traversing the ridgeline to Yard Mountain. Winds increasing (moderate winds from the SW on Wed morning, extremely windy from the SSE by Thu night). At 4,180-feet, Slide Mountain is the highest peak in New York outside of the Adirondacks. Summit Steward: Summit a peak at least 5 times to become one of its Summit Stewards. He died on March 29, 1921 while on a train returning from Califonia. This time, though, continue ahead at the junction, following the red blazes. The true summit is at 7.05 miles near a foundation block for a past fire tower. Continue on to the rocky prominence and lookout where most hikers rest. The next section of the Curtis-Ormsbee Trail is particularly beautiful and interesting, with level sections alternating with rather steep climbs. Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow. Helpful. Use a waterproof/tear-resistant Tyvek Trail Conference map if available or enclose your map in a Ziplock plastic bag. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand. 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