Here you go:
-Take exit 19 of the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87), follow signs for Rt. 28 west.
-once on 28 west, travel 27.6 miles
-turn right onto Ny 42 and follow for 7.3 miles
-turn right onto Spruceton Road and the parking area/trailhead will be on the right in 3.7 miles
-Quickest route (seasonal)
From exit 20 on the New York State Thruway (I-87), go west on Rt 212 for 2 miles then turn right onto CR 35 (Blue Mountain Road) and travel for 1.4 Mi. Bear left to continue on CR 35 for .2 Mi.
Stay straight here and the road becomes CR 33 (Saugerties Rd.) and continue for 4.8 Mi. (becomes CR 16, Platte Clove Rd.)
Turn left onto Prediger Road and go to the end of the road.
NOTE: Parking is only allowed on the right (northwest) side of the road. Please observe all signs as the first few hundred yards of the trail cross private property. The landowners are very generous to allow foot travel on thier land.
CR 33 and CR 16 on the way to this trailhead is a skinny cliffside twisting road that is not maintained from Nov. 1st through April 15. If there is any chance of ice or slippery conditions DO NOT TAKE THIS ROAD.
-Year round (maintained route)
From exit 20 on the New York State Thruway (I-87) go north on route 32 fot 5.7 Mi. then bear left onto Rt 32a and travel 1.8 Mi.
Turn left onto Rt 23a and go 6.9 Mi., traveling through the town of Tannersville. From Tannersville Center go left onto Railroad Ave. (Cr 16) (follow signs for Cr 16 as the road names change) eventually Cr 16 becomes Platte Clove Rd. Total travel on Cr 16 is 5.6 mi. At this point, turn right onto Pediger Road and follow directions above.
By the way, you know that the weather is supposed to be pretty bad this weekend, right? Cold and rainy...could be ice on the trail. It's pretty rocky and steep. The crampons are already coming out in the Adirondacks. Not sure about the Catskills. SSomething like microspikes would be good to bring along.