High Falls Ridge
|Quick Look - High Falls Ridge|
|Difficulty||Round trip||Total climb||Location||Internet Maps|
|5.2 mi.||1140 ft.||N41.99200 W74.54560||Google Maps|
Drive to the end of Black Bear Road near Round Pond. Round Pond is on Pole Road which is the extension of the DeBruce Road and Willowemoc Road that starts in Livingston Manor. You may also take Route 47, the Frost Valley Road, from Claryville or Big Indian. It seems to be permissible to park at the end of the paved road at the snowplow turnaround just before the road enters the woods. As always it may be possible to get permission to park at one of the hunting camps in the area. There seem to be several inholdings surrounded by the Big Indian Wilderness Area which is state land so permission to hike will avoid trying to work around that land. I walked about a a mile and a half in on the road and then cut up the hill toward the southeast. The walking wasn't too hard through mostly open woods for about .7 miles to the ridge. I found a path and followed it for another .2 miles to the highest spot and then reversed the route back to the car. The round trip was about 5.1 miles and can easily be combined with the Beaverkill Range.