Hiking trails are maintained on many areas of Forest Preserve land in the Catskill and Adirondack Parks as well as on State Forests, Wildlife Management Areas and Unique Areas. Most trails are marked with color coded disks affixed to trees. Trail guides and maps correspond to these markers. Trail register boxes are generally located near major access points and parking areas. Although most state-maintained trails are marked, hikers are encouraged to consult topographical maps or other guides when planning to venture into the backcountry.
The Catskills have a wide verity of natural attractions from waterfalls to scenic vistas and remote lakes. See the Places to Go pages in Region 3 and Region 4 for more information on DEC managed recreation lands in the Catskills and surrounding areas.
Hike with Us
Interested in participating in some guided hikes in the Catskills? Check our Hike with Us web page for a list of upcoming events.