One of the most challenging hiking trails in the Catskills is the Devil’s Path in Greene County, NY, which crosses the summits on Indian Head, Twin, Sugarloaf, Plateau, and West Kill mountains. Although a quarter-mile portion of this trail closed due to vandalism last month, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has officially opened a new reroute for hikers.
Gear Up for an Adventure Along the Devil’s Path
In a press release, the DEC announced the opening of a short reroute on a section of trail between Twin Mountain Peak and Pecoy Notch Trail. This area was temporarily closed because of vandalism of steel rungs on a rock face, which created a safety hazard.
The reroute offers safe passage for hikers, and it was designed to maintain the character of the Devil’s Path. To ensure there is no major environmental degradation from public use on this portion of the Devil’s Path and Long Path trails, the DEC will monitor the reroute.
If you notice trails that have been vandalized on state lands, the DEC asks that you report it by calling them at 1-844-DEC-ECOS (1-844-332-3267).