Awosting Falls/High Peters Kill Trail Shorter Loop from...

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Southeast-facing view from the High Peters Kill Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Southeast-facing view from the High Peters Kill Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike goes by the scenic Awosting Falls and traverses the High Peters Kill Trail, with many panoramic views from rock outcrops

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From the parking area, head east on a wide gravel path, following the sign to “Trail to Awosting Falls.” When you reach the access road to Lake Minnewaska, the trail curves to the right, then crosses a concrete bridge over the Peters Kill. On the other side of the bridge, turn left onto the Awosting Falls Carriage Road.

The carriage road you are following was built in 1907 to link the...

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Trip Reports

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November 14, 2022
Excellent moderate hike
Lots of variety, ups and downs and the sound of the Peterskill through much of the day. On a crisp cool November weekday, no fall foliage , but also no people and gorgeous Catskills panoramas. One description addition: when you get on Bullwheel trail, there’s a clear descriptive sign, which blocks the 3 white markings.
October 12, 2022
Wonderful hike during fall foliage season
A gorgeous hike to take during the fall foliage season. Pretty easy other than the relatively steep hike down to and back up from the Peters Kill.
April 17, 2022
cool moderate hike
Took about 3 hours at a decent brisk but not fast pace. It is indeed moderate not too hard not too easy. Bunch of ups bunch of downs. I believe a chunk of this this hike is called bull wheel. The directions this gives you are good, trials well marked and well maintained. Use avenza map north 105 for this btw.
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