TO TRAILHEAD: I-87 N to exit 20. Take NY 212 W to Centerville, turn R onto NY 35. Turn L onto NY 33. Follow through West Saugerties, where road becomes Platte Clove Rd. Park on R just before Bruderhoff.
Tag three mountains, including the highest point in Connecticut, on this 12.1-mile hike in Mt. Washington State Forest. Attractions include: pretty streamside camping, spectacular ridgeline hiking, fine mountain views, and a bounty of blueberries.
This 25-mile plus hike climbs six significant peaks in the northern Catskills, accumulating about 18,000 feet of elevation gain and loss in steep, rocky terrain. This country looks and feel wild, and the views from its many lookouts easily rival those from the more-crowded high peaks.