Hike: John Robb Lean-to | Catskills | March 28, 2016

Our Contributor Moe is a volunteer leader in the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference who is responsible for the maintenance of backcountry lean-tos in the Catskill Park (visit the Catskill Conservation Corps to discover volunteer opportunities).  He's been making trips to visit all 32 lean-tos before he leaves for his Appalachian Trail hike! We'll be posting some photos and some notes from each of his visits!

March 28, 2016: Hiked up to John Robb Lean-to to check on condition and to help pack out trash and things left behind. Two other maintainers packed out what they could but there was still more to go. Great walk after the rain but boy was the wind howling... Love that sound though!!

Looking for a hiking guide to John Robb Lean-to? Read our description of the hike via the Spruceton Trail to reach the John Robb Lean-to.

Need more information on hiking and planning your 
trips to the Catskills and the Catskill Park?

Read up on the Catskill Park at our Catskill Mountains Information Page for hikes, advice, travel and planning information. We have a Guide to Hiking in the Catskills available and on our sister site, ReviewThis is a Guide to visiting the Catskill Park.

Need a hiking map for your hikes in the Catskills? We recommend the Trail Conference's Catskills Trails 6-Map Set. These maps are the best available for hiking and outdoor adventures in the Catskills and the Catskill Park. The Catskill Center offers a regional map of the Catskills that provides an excellent overview of the region, it's roadways, attractions and trails. National Geographic Trails Illustrated also produces a map for the region. 

How about a guidebook? Both AMC and ADK publish trail guides to the Catskill Region and thAdventures in the Outdoors Bookstore carries many more books and maps that will help you as you hike and explore the Catskill Mountains region. 

If you are looking for more information about the extensive history of the Catskill Mountains and the Catskill Park, we would suggest reading The Catskills, From Wilderness to Woodstock and The Catskill Park, Inside the Blue Line. For the most comprehensive natural history of the Catskill Park and the Forests of the Catskill region, we recommend reading The Catskill Forest, a History by Michael Kudish.