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Pilot Knob Trailhead

Pilot Knob Trailhead


Page Type: Route

Location: New York, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 43.52030°N / 73.596°W

Object Title: Pilot Knob Trailhead

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Easy to moderate grades

Route Quality: 
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Page By: ADKMtnman

Created/Edited: Sep 20, 2004 / Sep 20, 2004

Object ID: 162228

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Take NY Rt. 149 to Rt. 9L. Turn left on to Rt. 9L heading north. Take Rt. 9L for just shy of 5 miles and turn right at the sign for Kattskill Bay and Pilot Knob. The parking lot is 3.5 miles on the right hand side. There is a trail register at the trailhead.

Route Description

Total distance one way is 3.3 miles
total ascent is 2,000 ft. The trail is marked with yellow trail markers.
The trail follows then crosses Butternut Brook a few times, turns left at the intersection with the Butternut Brook Trail, and has many switchbacks on its ascent to the summit. There are a few steep pitches as you reach the summit with a few views of the southern section of Lake George along the way.

Essential Gear

No special equipment needed during the summer and fall.
Snowshoes and possibly crampons needed in winter.

Miscellaneous Info

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