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ADK Releases Updated Catskill Guidebook

ADK Releases Updated Catskill Guidebook

July 12, 2023 — Albany, NY — The brand-new 5th edition of Catskill Trails, the sixth installment of ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) comprehensive Forest Preserve Series of guidebooks, has just been released. The volume is edited by Tom Rankin, who has hiked in the Catskills since the late 1990s.

Since the last edition was published in 2013, numerous changes have taken place in the Catskill Park. As such, the new edition features a variety of updates, including:

  • Specific details about high-usage areas, such as Kaaterskills Falls and Blue Hole
  • Information about winter parking access
  • Updated route mileages and elevations
  • Descriptions of new loops and challenge opportunities
  • Details about the Catskill 100 Highest peaks
Catskill Trails

“For nearly 90 years, ADK’s guidebooks have been an essential resource for visitors to New York’s Forest Preserve Parks—the Adirondacks and Catskills,” said Michael Barrett, ADK Executive Director. “Today, as more and more people get outside to explore them, we are proud to continue providing visitors with the information they need to do so safely and responsibly.”

Overall, the guidebook contains 117 trail descriptions, which cover everything from short hikes to backpacking trips. The guide corresponds to National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map 755. Waterproof, durable, and tear-resistant, this map is available from ADK and at book and outdoor supply stores.

Catskill Trails (softcover, 256 pages, 5” x 7”) is available for $21.95 ($17.56 ADK members) and $31.95 for the book-and-map pack ($25.56 ADK members). It can be found at book and outdoor supply stores, at ADK’s High Peaks Information Center and Cascade Welcome Center in Lake Placid, and online at ADK.org/shop. Proceeds support ADK’s mission to protect New York’s wild lands and waters through education and outreach. Review copies are available upon request.


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