Trails in This Area
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
Trailhead parking for the Willowemoc Wild Forest trails are well marked. The more popular trailheads include: Wild Meadow 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 – Located in the town of Rockland on Mongaup Pond Road, 3 miles northeast of DeBruce. Frick Pond Trailhead – Located on Beech Mountain Road, 3 miles north of DeBruce. (See each specific hike for directions to the trailhead parking.)