Indian Head Mountain, Elka Park

#28 of 32 in Outdoors in Catskill Region
Indian Head Mountain is a mountain located in the southeast corner of Greene County, New York. The mountain, named for the appearance of its profile, is part of the Devil's Path range of the Catskill Mountains. To the northwest, Indian Head is separated from Twin Mountain by Jimmy Dolan Notch; to the southeast, Indian Head is flanked by Plattekill Mountain.
Indian Head Mountain stands within the watershed of the Hudson River, which drains into New York Bay. The north side of Indian Head drains into the headwaters of Schoharie Creek, thence into the Mohawk River, and the Hudson River. The southwest and south sides of Indian Head drain into Saw Kill, thence into Esopus Creek, and the Hudson River. The east end of Indian Head is drained by Plattekill Creek in Plattekill Clove, which runs down the Catskill Escarpment, and into Esopus Creek just above Glenerie Falls.
Indian Head Mountain is contained within New York's Catskill State Park. The mountain is the easternmost summit on the Devil's Path hiking trail. The Long Path, a 350mi long-distance hiking trail through southeastern New York, is contiguous with this stretch of the Devil's Path.
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  • My boyfriend, his friend and I tackled this mountain during peak season in fall 2018. The views were breathtaking, but the hike kicked our butts. We parked at the Plate Cove Preserve on Plate Cove Roa...  more »
  • I did complete Indian Head Trail loop with addition of Twin Mountain Trail on the same day in less than 5 hours. At least third of the trail i had to run to be able to get out before sunset since i st...  more »
  • Beautiful mountain and good place to hike
  • No view from the top, but pretty quick ascent from the west.

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