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New York Trails

The Best Day Hikes in America: Wittenberg Mountain

Slide Mountain Wilderness, New York

There are taller mountains in New York, but few offer as good a view as the unobstructed vantage over Ashokan Reservoir you get from the treeless summit of 3,780-foot Wittenberg Mountain. A 2,600-foot ascent turns away most dayhikers, so expect solitude.

Distance 7.2 miles (out and back) Trailhead 42.036344, -74.357823 Drive time 2:19 from NYC Season April to November Contact