New York City: Slide-Cornell-Wittenberg

Climb to some of the best views in the Catskills on this 11.7-mile high-peaks trek. Overnight camping permitted.
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Climb to some of the best views in the Catskills on this 11.7-mile high-peaks trek. Overnight camping permitted.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 12.4

Waypoints

SCW001

Location: 42.008674621582, -74.4274749755859

Follow yellow blazes up Phoenicia-East Branch Trail; cross 2 streams

SCW002

Location: 42.0066413879394, -74.4201812744141

Turn R on old Mountain road

SCW003

Location: 42.0036888122559, -74.418701171875

Turn L onto Burroughs Trail; begin steep climb

SCW004

Location: 42.0026588439941, -74.4094161987305

Short trail to woody campsite

SCW005

Location: 41.9999847412109, -74.387077331543

Small rocky outcrop to N; views of Giant Ledge and Panther Mtn.

SCW006

Location: 41.9991607666016, -74.3864440917969

Wooded summit of Slide (4,180 ft.). Concrete marker, few views

SCW007

Location: 42.0013198852539, -74.3561782836914

Cornell (3,780 ft.): Spur trail leads to view. Head NE to Wittenberg

SCW008

Location: 42.0084457397461, -74.347038269043

Wittenberg (3,780 ft.); superb views of Ashokan Reservoir and high peaks. Return to Slide

SCW009

Location: 42.0001335144043, -74.3749160766602

Designated campsites between Slide and Cornell

SCW010

Location: 42.0012054443359, -74.3967132568359

Turn L onto Curtis-Ormsby Trail; drop into dense balsam forest

SCW011

Location: 41.9954109191894, -74.4097213745117

Overlook on L; views of Table and Peekamoose Mtns.

SCW012

Location: 41.9942054748535, -74.4195251464844

Turn R onto Phoenicia-East Branch Trail; 1.5 mi. to car