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The Andes Rail Trail begins in the quaint town of Andes in the beautiful Catskill Mountains region of southeastern New York and follows a branch of the former Delaware and Northern Railroad. At the trailhead, you'll find a lovely pergola and a 1907 train depot. A pit which once housed the railroad terminal is still visible. Interpretive signage recalls the interesting history of the railroad line.
From the depot, one can walk 1.8 miles out-and-back along the trail's natural and grassy surface, still spotting old railroad ties in some places. Outstanding views of mountains, woodlands, fields, a babbling stream, and the remnants of an old stone mill can be seen along the way.
At the end of the rail-trail portion, you can continue on the Bullet Hole Spur, which offers a more challenging hike. This 2.2-mile addition climbs the ridge above the rail bed through hardwood forest high above Bullet Hole Creek and the Tremperskill Valley.
Ample parking is available next to the Train Depot (drive through the gate area next to the pergola) or you can park in town and walk to the trail. The trail's entrance gate is located at 266 Depot Street (aka Cabin Hill Road/County Route 2).
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