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Indian Head Mountain 3573'

Indian Head Mountain from the south

Indian Head Mountain from the South

USGS Map:  Woodstock

NY-NJ Trail Conference Map:  #41/141

Order of Height: 30th at 3573'

Access:  Via Devil's Path

Description:  Indian Head is the easternmost high peak in the Devil's Path Range. Seen from a distance, its summit resembles the rugged head of an Indian lying on his back.  There are many views from the eastern side of the summit, including a dramatic overlook (the Indian's nose?) known as Sherman's Outlook.  From this viewpoint, there are views into Platte Clove and across the Hudson Valley over the Taconics and Berkshires.  The trail drops almost vertically from this point to the bottom of the ledge.  

Indian Head Mountain

On ledge over looking Hudson Valley from Indian Head

From the north, access is from Platte Clove Road, either via the Catskill Center's Platte Clove Preserve or via Prediger Road.  The Devil's Path leads up Indian Head from the east; the Jimmy Dolan Notch Trail together with the Devil's Path provide access from the west.  Indian Head is also accessible from the south and east, via the Overlook Mountain Trail from Meads Mountain Road north of Woodstock to Devil's Kitchen, then the Devil's Path.

Indian Head Wilderness Map (opens in new window)

Links for Indian Head Mountain New Window

TopoZone (topographic map)

NYSDEC Interactive Locator Map

Indian Head Mountain - Wikipedia

Devil's Path - Wikipedia

Photo credit: Scott Larson


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