Trails in This Area
The 27,800-acre Delaware Wild Forest is located in the western Catskill Forest Preserve. The area has several disconnected parcels and is located mostly in Delaware County. The popular Finger Lakes Trail travels through this wild forest, which features more than 35 miles of hiking trails and more than 20 miles of snowmobile trails. These trails are not as used as much as other trails in the Catskills and you may find yourself alone most of the time you are hiking. There are four lean-to shelters located in the wild forest for those looking for a backpacking camping experience.
The activities in this area include hiking, camping, fishing, boating, wildlife observation, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross country skiing, hunting and trapping and paddling.
The most popular destinations in the Delaware Wild Forest include Big Pond, Beaverkill Vista on Cabot Mountain, Trout Pond, Russell Brook Falls, Split Rock Lookout and Huggins Lake.
(See each specfic hike for the directions to the trailhead.)