New York City: Neversink Loop

This 12-mile loop in Slide Mountain Wilderness connects popular trails with a rough route to secluded campsites and trail-less peaks near the headwaters of the Neversink River.
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This 12-mile loop in Slide Mountain Wilderness connects popular trails with a rough route to secluded campsites and trail-less peaks near the headwaters of the Neversink River.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 18.2

Waypoints

NSL002

Location: 42.0035247802734, -74.4184417724609

Path merges with old road; swing R; straight at next intersection

NSL003

Location: 41.9941596984863, -74.4189605712891

Straight again, heading SW on an overgrown roadbed

NSL001

Location: 42.0087203979492, -74.4273300170898

Yellow blazes lead across a thickly braided creek

NSL007

Location: 41.9819221496582, -74.3795700073242

Great spots to basecamp in this area. Three 3500-foot peaks (Rocky Mtn., Balsam Cap, Friday Mtn.) lay to the E, offering great off-trail routes

NSL009

Location: 42.0026168823242, -74.3691329956055

Bushwhack ends; turn L onto trail and scramble up Slide Mtn.

NSL010

Location: 41.9991607666016, -74.3864440917969

Summit marker: Best views are W just beyond summit

NSL004

Location: 41.9753570556641, -74.4340972900391

Trail signs: Turn L to Deer Shanty and Neversink Creeks

NSL005

Location: 41.9765853881836, -74.4275665283203

Log bridge spans roaring creek; spur trails lead to several campsites; hike the Neversink upstream along an undefined trial

NSL006

Location: 41.9761390686035, -74.4106750488281

Zigzag over creek several times; heading NE

NSL008

Location: 41.9895286560059, -74.3740921020508

Streambed becomes faint; bear N and climb to col between Cornell and Slide Mtns.

NSL011

Location: 42.0012054443359, -74.3967132568359

Keep straight, heading downhill on Burroughs Trail; in 1.4 miles, turn R @ T and return to trailhead