I'm planning on through hiking Devil's Path in the Catskills in November with some friends, and I'm trying to figure out the transportation. We leave about 3 hours away, so I'd prefer not to have to take two cars to leave one at each end. Some suggestions I read online thought that I we could plan on hitching a ride from one end to another, but I hate to count on that since there are 4 of us and its pretty late in the season.

I couldn't find any sort of shuttle for the path. So I'm looking into a taxi service from end to end, but that seems super costly. Does anyone know of a shuttle or an alternative I could explore?

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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about Travelling to outdoor destination, not the Outdoors itself. Sep 6, 2013 at 5:12
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    @ŁukaszLech I disagree (again). I think that solving the logistics inherent to an outdoor trip should be on-topic on this site. That being said, the question could be a bit more informative. Where in the world is Devil's Path? Somewhere in the English speaking world, presumably? I'm sure there should be many places with this name?
    – gerrit
    Sep 6, 2013 at 9:35
  • This would be a better fit for Travel SE.
    – sharptooth
    Sep 6, 2013 at 11:02
  • I created a question on meta to discuss the off-topic nature of those questions.
    – ppl
    Sep 6, 2013 at 22:07
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    The reason why I chose to post the question on this site, instead of Travel SE, is because there seemed to be a much higher likely hood of getting advice from someone who has hiked the trail and directly experienced this situation.
    – coder
    Sep 7, 2013 at 21:25

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I found a good service to use for the shuttling at Devil's Path. Just in case someone else needs help, it looks like Smiley's Transport in Tannersville, NY is a service that people use frequently. I just spoke with them on the phone and they were familiar with the trail and location. I plan to use them when I hike the trail.

Follow Up We did the hike in November, and it was absolutely wonderful. Smiley's was definitely the way to go. They knew a lot about the trail and the area, and were super helpful.

  • Thanks for sharing. How much did they charge? Do they offer service from both ends of the trail?
    – sepans
    Aug 19, 2015 at 21:18
  • I don't remember how much they charged, but I remember it being fair. They do service both ends. They lead us to the end of the trail where we dropped a car, then they took us to the trailhead.
    – coder
    Aug 20, 2015 at 14:10

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