Willowemoc Wild Forest

Willowemoc Wild Forest is in the southwest area of the Catskill Park, and includes more than 14,800 acres. It includes a variety of trails and a number of ponds. Camping and fishing are permitted, and Waneta Lake in the park has a handicapped-accessible fishing pier.

The Willowemoc Wild Forest is eighteen miles north of Liberty and nine miles northeast of Livingston Manor, the closest village with amenities. It lies largely within the northern Sullivan County towns of Neversink and Rockland, with small appendages in the towns of Denning and Hardenburgh in Ulster County. The Wild Forest surrounds the Mongaup Pond State Campground and abuts the Big Indian Wilderness. Source: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/9146.html

DIRECTIONS
Trailhead parking for the Willowemoc Wild Forest trails are well marked. The more popular trailheads include:Black Bear Road Trailhead – Located in the town of Denning, 2 miles northwest of Claryville.Long Pond Trailhead – Located in the town of Neversink on Flugertown Road, 3 miles northeast of Willowemoc. Mongaup Pond Campground – From Livingston Manor, take SR 81 east for about 1 mile. It will turn into SR 82; continue east several more miles. You will be paralleling Willowemoc Creek. Turn left onto Mongaup Road / Fish Hatchery Road which is near the confluence of Willowemoc and Mongaup Creeks in DeBruce. Head north about 2 miles. The road will fork. Bear right onto Mongaup Pond Road which carries you into the campground.Frick Pond Trailhead – Located north of the tiny burg of DeBruce. Travel to the fork 1 mile south of Mongaup Pond Campground (see directions above). Bear left onto Beech Mountain Road.

Fluggertown Road Long Pond Trail

2.4miles  |  M - Moderate  |  Willowemoc Wild Forest

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The Fluggertown Road Trail is part of the Willowemoc Wild Forest

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DIRECTIONS: From Livingston Manor, head towards the hamlets of DeBruce and Willowemoc on Debruce Road, which becomes Willowemoc Road. Approximately 10 miles from Livingston Manor, turn left on Browns Road and immediately bear left onto Fluggertown Road. The parking area is approximately 1.2 miles on the right side of the road. Long Pond east shore

Frick Pond Loop

1.62 miles  |  M - Moderate  |  Willowemoc Wild Forest

Directions to Frick Pond parking area: From Liberty, take Rt. 17 West to Exit 96 (Livingston Manor).  Turn left onto CR. 81/Debruce Road.  Follow the road 5.6 mi. and turn left on Mongaup Rd.  Follow this road 2.7 mi. over several bridge and turn left onto Beech Mountain Rd. by a curve to the right and a sign for Mongaup Pond Campground.  The parking area is on the left by a signboard.  The trailhead for Frick Pond and the Quick Lake trail is down a set of log steps in the corner of the parking lot.

Part of the Willowemoc Wild Forest Trail System.

Big Rock Trail

2.58 miles  |  M - Moderate  |  Willowemoc Wild Forest

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Willowemoc Wild Forest Trail System

Long Pond South Loop

1.31 miles  |  M - Moderate  |  Willowemoc Wild Forest

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Long Pond North Loop

.39 miles  |  M - Moderate  |  Willowemoc Wild Forest

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Part of the Willowemoc Wild Forest Trail System

Azalea Trail

3.24 miles  |  M - Moderate  |  Willowemoc Wild Forest

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Part of the Willowemoc Wild Forest Trail System

Loggers Loop

1.42 miles  |  M - Moderate  |  Willowemoc Wild Forest

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Beech Mountain, Hodge Pond

1.67 miles  |  M - Moderate  |  Willowemoc Wild Forest
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Hodge Pond

Hodge Pond Photo Credit: Shaun Sensiba

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Part of the Willowemoc Wild Forest Trail System

Flynn Trail

1.78 miles  |  M - Moderate  |  Willowemoc Wild Forest

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Part of the Willowemoc Wild Forest Trail System.

Long Pond Beaver Kill Ridge

.23 miles  |  M - Moderate  |  Willowemoc Wild Forest

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Part of the Willowemoc Wild Forest Trail System

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