Hike the Devil’s Path

Palenville, New York

Challenging hikes along one of the country’s most (in)famous trails.

Crossing 6 summits and spanning over 20 miles through the Great Northern Catskills, the Devil’s Path will challenge and reward you in ways that few other trails do. Step up for the adventure – and you’re in for a wild day. We’ve done them all the summits and surrounding trails multiple times – so we’ll help choose just the right one for your skill level and aspirations for the day.

Tannersville, New York

Hike Overview

The Devil’s Path is probably the most famous trail in the Catskills – some might even say infamous. The rugged terrain, tough scrambles, and significant elevation gain makes for a challenging – but rewarding day. The Devil’s Path can be done in sections, or in one grueling day – but not for the faint of heart. The trail crosses 6 summits – and much of the fun is had between the peaks, with features including waterfalls, cliffs, challenging scrambles, cracks, meadows, quarries and more.

Whether you’re looking to break off a chunk – or conquer the entire Devil’s Path – we’ve got you covered. We’ll consult with you to design the perfect route that will both get the heart racing as we tackle the terrain, and the soul satisfied when we savor the views from the summits above 3,500 feet. Devil’s Path Summits include:

  • Indian Head
  • Twin Mountain
  • Sugarloaf
  • Plateau
  • Westkill
  • Hunter

Our Devil’s Path hikes are typically 6-10 hours, but can be longer depending on the route that we take and the summit(s) we visit. Having some prior hiking experience is strongly encouraged, as there will be sections of the trail that require some upper body strength – and fortitude – to make it through. If you are looking to conquer the entire trail – it’s highly recommended to combine it with a night or two of camping.

And – there’s no shortage of unique and creative photo opportunities along the way – over the years, we’ve found some of the coolest trail features, photo angles, and things you might miss out on your own – and we’ll be getting pictures of it all. It’s an adventure in itself just looking back through the pictures from your hike.

What’s Included?

Sometimes it can feel like there’s a lot to plan when heading out for a hike – especially one along the Devil’s Path. From choosing the best route, finding its best features along the way, planning how much water to carry and where to park – we’ve got you covered. All you need is to grab a few things, hydrate well, and get ready for an incredible day.

  • Trail Guidance with Licensed Guide
  • Feedback and improvement of your hiking techniques
  • Candid, action and posed photography throughout the trek
  • Light snacks and small picnic at the summit
  • Any parking fees or trail admission fees
  • Bug Spray, rain gear, backpack, if needed

Hike Details


$150-$175 per hiker

*2 hiker minimum


Devil’s Path hikes begin near Tannersville, New York, about 2.5 hours north of New York City. Having your own transportation is highly recommended, as there is little public transit/ridesharing available. We will meet in town prior to the hike, and then proceed to the trailhead.


At least 6 hours, up to 10 on some trails. Hikes start at approximately 7 miles round trip and go up from there.

What You Need

  • Sturdy, closed toed shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Backpack (available to lend if needed)
  • Any personal medications
  • Light jacket
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Trekking Poles (optional)

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