This hiking trail up Buck Mountain ends at the summit, which presents an expansive, tranquil view of the surrounding greenery, islands, and villages below as well as the peaks of the Adirondacks. The trail was deemed ‘a perfect introduction to the Adirondacks’ by Barbara McMartin, who authored 50 Hikes in the Adirondacks, and it provides a moderate hike that stretches 3 miles each way.
The hike has difficult parts, and hikers are cautioned to follow the yellow markers. The trail is open all year round, and hikers can bring their dogs on a leash. Free parking is available at both the Pilot Knob and Hogstown trailheads.
1750 Pilot Knob Rd, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844, Phone: 518-623-1200
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