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Burroughs Range Trail (Wittenburg Cornell Slide Trail)

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8.6 mile 13.8 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 3,618' 1,103 m
Descent: -2,146' -654 m
High: 4,192' 1,278 m
Low: 1,390' 424 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 71% (35°)

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

Mirek Wierzbicki

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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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
Jun 9, 2019
Craig Ricks
8.6mi
Apr 26, 2019
Bryan Apperson
Did this/loop back through woodland valley as a 3 day, 18 mile backpacking loop with my wife, 7 yo and 3 yo. With kids, bring rope/harness for slide. 18mi — 72h 00m
Dec 15, 2018
Simon Ingall
10mi — 6h 20m
Nov 10, 2018
Dave Laurenty
Hiked in reverse from Slide to Woodland. Winter conditions above 3,500’. Finished in the dark off Witt due to challenging descents and conditions.

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  4.9 from 14 votes

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Photos

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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