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Slide Mountain Wilderness

Shandaken, Denning and Olive, Ulster County

Chickadee, Mountain tract

Slide Mountain Wilderness is the largest and most popular wilderness area in the Catskills. Extensive foot trails provide access to the remote interior, often climbing to lofty heights with spectacular views. This is a rugged, mountain wilderness area. Elevations range from 1,100 ft. to 4,180 ft.

Wildlife to Watch

  • White-tailed deer
  • Wild turkeys
  • Beavers
  • Coyote

Where to Watch

  • Thirty-five miles of trails

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Trapping

Size

47,500 acres

Closest Town

Shandaken

Directions

Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Slide Mountain Wilderness. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Telephone: 518-473-9518

Website: Slide Mountain Wilderness

Photo credit: Jeff Nadler, Jim Clayton