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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley, 2nd Edition

Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails from the Hudson Highlands to Albany

With more than 600 miles of trails within just a few hours of New York City, the Catskills and Hudson Valley are a hiker's paradise, boasting varied and scenic terrain from Westchester County to Albany. This fully updated guide leads beginner and experienced hikers alike along 60 of the region's most spectacular trails, from shorter nature walks to longer day hikes.

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Peter W. Kick

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With more than 600 miles of trails within just a few hours of New York City, the Catskills and Hudson Valley are a hiker's paradise, boasting varied and scenic terrain from Westchester County to Albany. This fully updated guide leads beginner and experienced hikers alike along 60 of the region's most spectacular trails, from shorter nature walks to longer day hikes.

From classic hikes like Storm King Mountain in the Hudson Highlands, to carriage road walks in the Shawangunks and a historic walk around the grounds of Oleana, to 25 Catskills hikes such as Wittenberg and Cornell Mountains, to ridgewalks along the Taconic Range, this guide offers a variety of trails for all ability levels and interests. An at-a-glance chart highlights the best hikes near public transportation, for kids, and for winter snowshoeing and skiing.

Inside You'll Find:
60 hikes ideal for hikers of all ability levels
GPS coordinates to all trailheads
Locator Map and "At-a-Glance Trip Planner" for easy planning
Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights
Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail
Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack
Essays on the flora, fauna, and historic landmarks of the region

Additional Information

Author Peter W. Kick
About the Author Peter W. Kick, a native of the Catskill Mountains, is a New York State-licensed wilderness guide and trip leader. The author of several hiking and mountain-biking guides, including AMC’s Catskill Mountain Guide, he has also written for Backpacker, Outdoor Traveler, Sailing, and Adirondack Life.
Region Catskills, Mid-Atlantic, New York
Activity Hiking
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Edition 2nd Edition (April 12, 2011)
Format Paperback
Dimensions 8.9 x 6 x 0.8 inches, 304 pages
ISBN-13 9781934028452

About the Author

Peter W. Kick, a native of the Catskill Mountains, is a New York State-licensed wilderness guide and trip leader. The author of several hiking and mountain-biking guides, including AMC’s Catskill Mountain Guide, he has also written for Backpacker, Outdoor Traveler, Sailing, and Adirondack Life.