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Burroughs Range Trail (Wittenburg Cornell Slide Trail)

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This trail approaches Slide Mountain from the east before passing over two more mountains, gaining 3635 ft.


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Map Key

8.6

Miles

13.8

KM

Point to Point

4,192' 1,278 m

High

1,390' 424 m

Low

3,618' 1,103 m

Up

2,146' 654 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

71%

Max Grade (35°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

There is a $6.00 fee to park at the lot where the directions take you.

Description

From parking lot follow the red blazed trail. This is a rugged trail but well maintained. Be prepared for a lot of scrambling. After hiking 3.9 miles, you reach the summit of Wittenberg with great views on the summit. The summit of Cornell Mountain is at reached after 4.8 miles. At 7.05 miles you hit the Slide Mt. You'll have great views just before and after summit . To complete entire trail you'll continue down another 1.9 miles to Phoenicia-East Branch Trail, but many hikers use the summit of Slide Mountain as a turnaround point.

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Shared By:

Mirek Wierzbicki with improvements by Greg Hammon

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  4.9 from 19 votes

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Enjoy a charming and peaceful view from Wittenberg Mountain.
Jun 4, 2017 near Shokan, NY
Slide Mountain takes on a new character in the winter.
May 9, 2017 near Shokan, NY
The Wittenberg Cornell Slide Trail is only for the brave and sure-footed!
Jun 4, 2017 near Shokan, NY
Make no mistake – this trail is tough!
Jun 4, 2017 near Shokan, NY
Slide Mountain is gorgeous in the winter.
May 8, 2017 near Shokan, NY
Enjoy the wonderful view from Mt. Slide on the Wittenburg Cornell Slide Trail.
Jun 11, 2017 near Shokan, NY

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Jun 19, 2022
Jens Bylehn
Jun 28, 2021
Josie Tomasek
Hike with Scott! —— Beautiful day in the mountains (hot & humid elsewhere) Last 1.5mi, downhill, were painful — 5h 00m
May 13, 2021
Sam Newman-Stonebraker
Oct 10, 2020
Nikhila Chaudhari
From woodland valley campground, did Wittenberg and Cornell 10mi
Sep 29, 2019
Emma Stoltze
Sep 20, 2019
Chuck Yovino
12h 00m
Aug 31, 2019
Chuck Yovino
Jul 28, 2019
Cameron Flynn
Wittenberg and Cornell only