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Giant Ledge-Panther-Fox Hollow Trail

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 4.6 (11)

This is a great, strenuous trail with views of magnificent mountains.


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8.3

Miles

13.4

KM

Point to Point

3,731' 1,137 m

High

1,350' 411 m

Low

2,760' 841 m

Up

1,458' 444 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

Access to the Fox Hollow Trailhead is difficult and makes for a more strenuous hike. Consider starting from the southern trailhead as an alternative way of hiking this trail.

Description

From Rt. 28 near Allaben take Fox Hollow Rd, and drive 1.5 miles to the Fox Hollow Parking lot.Take the blue-blazed trail and begin your ascent. This is strenuous route even for experienced hikers. The trail ascends gradually with a few rock scrambles that keep things interesting.

Once you've been hiking for 4.5 miles, you'll be nearing Panther Mt. From this point (like many points along the way) you'll be rewarded with some pretty awesome views. Take a few moments to enjoy the view, give your legs a rest, and enjoy a snack all while taking in one of the best views in the Catskills.

To continue on to Giant Ledge, hike downhill another 1.8 miles, where you'll find similar dramatic views. To complete the entire Giant Ledge-Panther-Fox Hollow Trail, and to reach the southern trailhead, hike 0.75 miles to the Phoenicia-East Branch Trail, which you'll take west briefly.

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Shared By:

Mirek Wierzbicki with improvements by John Lucas

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  4.6 from 11 votes

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We love the beautiful view from Giant Ledger.
Jun 25, 2017 near Shokan, NY
autumn view from one of the ledges
Oct 2, 2019 near Shokan, NY
just a little clearing with a gorgeous rock formation and beautiful fall colors
Oct 2, 2019 near Shokan, NY
Panther Mountain offers a gorgeous view of the surrounding, rolling hills.
Jun 25, 2017 near Shokan, NY
The incredible view from the ledges of the "Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain" hike in the Catskills Mountains, NY.
Oct 29, 2019 near Shokan, NY
Classic autumn view from the Giant Ledge hike in the Catskills, NY
Oct 29, 2019 near Shokan, NY

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Feb 22, 2020
Cameron Flynn
Beautiful but slippery with spikes. Only went to the Giant Ledge-Panther col 4mi
Jan 19, 2020
Rich Arnot
8.3mi
Jan 19, 2020
Mackensey Kelsey
Wonderful winter hike! We started at Fox Hollow trailhead. Views from the top were spectacular. 8.3mi
Jan 27, 2019
Bile Hendensen
3mi
Oct 6, 2018
Samantha Schwartz
The day Basket killed it with his longest most challenging hike yet!
Sep 8, 2018
Josh Fults
Aug 20, 2018
Shiney Paul
Muddy and hard but beautiful!!
May 2, 2018
Nicole Meserve
2mi