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Kaaterskill Clove Lookout

Scenic views of the Lower Kaaterskill Clove and the Hudson Valley

1.8 mile round trip hike with dramatic views of Kaaterskill Clove. For most of the hike the Long Path follows the Sleepy Hollow Horse Trail, the route of the old Harding Road that led from Palenville to the Hotel Kaaterskill.

Access the trailhead on Rt 23A in Palenville, just west of the "Entering Catskill Park" sign.


Important Information

  • Effective now and continuing throughout the warmer months, parking will be prohibited at the Ice Climber's lot and all smaller lots along State Route 23A in the Kaaterskill Clove.

  • Parking enforcement will be in effect, and illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and towed.
  • To access major scenic attractions such as Kaaterskill Falls and other areas within the Clove, visitors can use the Kaaterskill Trolley Co., which will have multiple stops in Tannersville, Haines Falls, Palenville, and throughout the Clove.
  • Visitors are also encouraged to park in the Village of Tannersville, where there is abundant parking, and ride the trolley to their destination.
  • Alternatively, visitors can access Kaaterskill Falls via North/South Lake Campground, the Kaaterskill Rail Trail via the Mountain Top Historical Society, and other access points near North Lake Road. These trail access points feature parking and offer an alternative route to reach Kaaterskill Falls and the many scenic trails in the area.

Additional Info

This short hike is part of the Palenville to North South Lake State Campground on the Long Path Trail. For the complete Long Path section go to NY NJ Trail Conference website