The Catskill Scenic Trail is a 26 mile recreational path that meanders along some of the most beautiful countryside in New York State. The trail weaves through farm fields, along the Delaware River, and past small Catskill towns. The hard-packed surface, wide path and very slight grade make it ideal for an assortment of recreational activities. The trail runs along the West Branch of the Delaware River and alongside sections of NYS Routes 10, 23 and 30. The Catskill Scenic Trail is open to the public for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, walking, and jogging.
The path was initially forged for the Ulster & Delaware Railroad, which operated until 1932. Decades later, funds were received to transform the retired railroad into a recreational path for the public. In the 1990s, the brush was cleared, the tracks were removed, and cinders and gravel were spread. Since then, it has been a popular destination to get outside and spend time in the peaceful Catskill scenery.
The Catskill Scenic Trail is owned and maintained by the Catskill Revitlization Corporation.