Hurricane Irene on the Trails - Updates and Information - especially the Catskills

Hurricane Irene hit the Catskills hard with heavy rains and strong winds.  Some places received over 12 inches of rain, which created flooding that has exceeded historical records for almost all Catskill rivers.  A number of Catskill communities including Windham, Tannersville, Margaretville, and Prattsville received catastrophic damage while almost every other community received some sort of damage.  Many bridges are out or damaged and many roads are closed and washed out.

For information on Catskill flood resources check out this resource from the Watershed Post

For the latest trail information there are a couple of resources

Trails in the remaining areas of the Catskills (Sullivan and Delaware Counties) remain open, and the Trail Conference is asking as you start hiking again, to submit any trail problems that you come across.  This will allow the Trail Conference to organize and mobilize volunteers to tackle the most pressing trail problems.

Some pictures of damage through the Catskill's Hunter, Tannersville, Haines Falls and Platte Clove areas.

The NYSDEC has closed all state campgrounds in the Catskills until further notice.

Some hiking trails in the Adirondack's High Peaks Region are closed until at least Labor Day.

Trails throughout northern New England (Vermont and New Hampshire especially) have also been severely impacted. You should check with the local park authorities before making any trips.

We have also been providing news updates on our Facebook page if you don't already follow it.

Green Mountain Club is reporting on Trail Conditions throughout Vermont.

New Hampshire Division of Parks is providing information on the NH Park System.

White Mountain National Forest is updating their current conditions page with new trail information.

The Kancamangus Highway in the White Mountains is closed until further notice, eliminating access to a number of trailheads.  Route 302 in Crawford Notch is also closed in place, limiting access.

New England Trail Conditions also reports on trail conditions throughout New England.


  1. This is the site that the WMNF keeps updated:

    New England Trail Conditions is located at
    Hikers can submit trip / condition reports for trails.


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