NORTH: If your looking for a nice long walk in the woods, then try hitting up this trail. North Point has one of the best pay off in the end, with a view that goes in for miles. I’ve taken countless friends to this place, and it never seems to stop amazing me on the awesome it its. I’ve even camped out up here, to watch fireworks on a 4th July weekend. To this day i have to say that it the only place where you can watch 5 different shows from 5 different places. From here you can see north/south lakes, and the Hudson River. To get an idea on how high you are, the lake are actually on top of another mountain.
WHERE DO I START: Well remember how to get to the top of kaaterskill falls? here it is again 23a to RT.18 “N.Lake Rd” follow signs for North-South Campgrounds. Once you get to the gate your going to have to pay something like $6 per car, no big deal. Now that your there your going have to make a decision on what trail you want to use to get you to the top. Choice of 2 ways. 1; you get in passed the gates and go Right to the south lake an park down by the Catskill Mt. House site, and take the BLUE trail “escarpment trail “around the whole park. This is a much longer hike and has many more places to stop such as Artist Rock, Sunset Rock, Newman’s Ledge. Then there’s choice 2; You pay at the gate and drive straight towards North lake. As you drive, be on the look out for a trail on you left side. It’ll be mark with RED markers, that trail is “Mary’s glen” trail. Parking should be a few hounded feet pass the trail head “park can only fit 4 cars max”..If that pass area is full you’ll have to drive to the big lot and back track. I’ll post pic and my map for you to look at …
from red: round trip: 4.7mi
summit elevation: 2940 ft.