Catskill 3500’s

There are 35 mountain peaks in the Catskills that exceed 3500 feet. All but two are within the Catskill Park. Many have trails to the summits but some must be “bushwhacked”. Suggestions for hiking the trailed peaks are usually pretty clear. Several different routes may be used and, at times, some cautions are in order. Directions for hiking the trailless peaks are more varied. First, make sure you have a good map and compass. A GPS can be very helpful also particularly in locating the canisters that are at the summits of many of these peaks. Many of these ascents simply consist of parking somewhere and going up.

Click on any peak’s name to get a description of some of the routes that you can take to approach that peak.

RANK NAME ELEV LOCATION ACCESS LAT – LONG
1 Slide 4180 Southern Catskills Trail N41.9992 W74.3862
2 Hunter 4040 Central Catskills Trail N42.1775 W74.2308
3 Black Dome 3980 Northern Catskills Trail N42.2700 W74.1231
4 Blackhead 3940 Northern Catskills Trail N42.2677 W74.1053
5 Thomas Cole 3940 Northern Catskills Trail N42.2708 W74.1369
6 West Kill 3880 Central Catskills Trail N42.1678 W74.2900
7 Graham 3868 Southwest Catskills Bushwhack w/o canister N42.0392 W74.5500
8 Doubletop 3860 Southwest Catskills Bushwhack w/ canister N42.0275 W74.5286
9 Cornell 3860 Southern Catskills Trail N42.0014 W74.3572
10 Table 3847 Southern Catskills Trail N41.9586 W74.4053
11 Peekamoose 3843 Southern Catskills Trail N41.9531 W74.3986
12 Plateau 3840 Central Catskills Trail N42.1380 W74.1747
13 Sugarloaf 3800 Central Catskills Trail N42.1311 W74.1506
14 Wittenberg 3780 Southern Catskills Trail N42.0081 W74.3478
15 Southwest Hunter 3740 Central Catskills Bushwhack w/ canister N42.1625 W74.2439
16 Balsam Lake 3723 Southwest Catskills Trail N42.0458 W74.5944
17 Lone 3721 Southern Catskills Bushwhack w/ canister N41.9692 W74.3897
18 Panther 3720 Southern Catskills Trail N42.0564 W74.3950
19 Big Indian 3700 Southwest Catskills Trail w/ short bushwhack N42.0350 W74.4969
20 Friday 3694 Southern Catskills Bushwhack w/ canister N41.9875 W74.3625
21 Rusk 3680 Central Catskills Bushwhack w/ canister N42.2006 W74.2775
22 Kaaterskill High Peak 3655 Northern Catskills Trail w/ short bushwhack N42.1619 W74.0806
23 Twin 3640 Central Catskills Trail N42.1256 W74.1294
24 Balsam Cap 3623 Southern Catskills Bushwhack w/ canister N41.9769 W74.3578
25 Fir 3620 Southern Catskills Bushwhack w/ canister N42.0275 W74.4694
26 North Dome 3610 Central Catskills Bushwhack w/ canister N42.1733 W74.3494
27 Eagle 3600 Southern Catskills Trail N42.0619 W74.5097
28 Balsam 3600 Northwest Catskills Trail N42.0908 W74.4886
29 Bearpen 3600 Northwest Catskills Bushwhack w/o canister N42.2652 W74.4741
30 Indian Head 3573 Central Catskills Trail N42.1161 W74.1150
31 Sherrill 3540 Central Catskills Bushwhack w/ canister N42.1756 W74.3733
32 Halcott 3537 Central Catskills Bushwhack w/ canister N42.1800 W74.4383
33 Vly 3529 Northwest Catskills Bushwhack w/ canister N42.2453 W74.4464
34 Windham High Peak 3524 Northern Catskills Trail N42.3147 W74.1439
35 Rocky 3508 Southern Catskills Bushwhack w/ canister N41.9721 W74.3731

 

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