Andes Rail Hiking Trail
The Catskills have many hiking trails to choose from. The owner of our rented cabin recommended us Andes Rail Trail and we really enjoyed it. It is an easily accessible and well-maintained hiking trail in an idyllic setting. The trail starts at 266 Depot Street, the historic Depot Building, with a beautiful pergola filled with piles of red and black barrels.
The first section of the trail continues for one very flat mile (2 miles round trip) along the old rail bed, and provides a peaceful experience of golden woodland beauty. The second section, Bullet Hole Spur, extends the rail trail an additional 2.2 miles, bringing the option of the total walk to ~4 miles round trip. The Spur climbs the ridge above the rail bed, taking hikers through mature hardwood forest, open woodlands covered in ferns and princess pine, an old pine plantation and hemlocks towering above the Bullet Hole Creek.