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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-M
Range (Level 5)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Slide Mountain12801009Southern Catskills219.5 
2.Hunter Mountain1237664Central Catskills23.7 
3.Black Dome1219640Northern Catskills13.6 
4.Blackhead1207164Northern Catskills1.5 
4.Thomas Cole Mountain120773Northern Catskills1.1 
6.West Kill Mountain1189384Central Catskills5.0 
7.Doubletop Mountain1183281Southwest Catskills2.2 
7.Cornell Mountain1183195Southern Catskills2.4 
9.Graham Mountain1179368Southwest Catskills14.3 
10.Plateau Mountain1176548Central Catskills6.4 
11.Table Mountain1173204Southern Catskills4.8 
12.Peekamoose Mountain117161Southern Catskills.8 
13.Sugarloaf Mountain1164371Central Catskills2.1 
14.Wittenberg Mountain115873Southern Catskills1.1 
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak114667Central Catskills2.0 
16.Panther Mountain1140305Southern Catskills6.4 
16.Balsam Lake Mountain1140152Southwest Catskills3.8 
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak114024Central Catskills.8 
18.Lone Mountain113491Southern Catskills1.8 
19.Big Indian Mountain1134165Southwest Catskills2.7 
20.Rusk Mountain1128238Central Catskills3.5 
21.Friday Mountain112665Southern Catskills1.6 
22.Twin Mountain1115261Central Catskills1.8 
23.High Peak1114523Northern Catskills6.7 
24.Fir Mountain1109140Southwest Catskills2.4 
25.Balsam Cap110480Southern Catskills1.2 
26.Bearpen Mountain1103524Northwest Catskills14.5 
26.Balsam Mountain1103185Southwest Catskills6.2 
26.Eagle Mountain1103158Southwest Catskills3.1 
29.North Dome1100356Central Catskills4.9 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak109742Central Catskills.8 
30.Indian Head1089144Central Catskills.9 
31.Mount Sherrill1085171Central Catskills2.0 
 Camels Hump108530Northern Catskills1.1 
32.Halcott Mountain1079225Northwest Catskills5.4 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak107918Northwest Catskills1.3 
33.Vly Mountain1076204Northwest Catskills3.0 
34.Windham High Peak1074233Northern Catskills4.9 
35.Rocky Mountain1069100Southern Catskills1.4 
36.Mill Brook Ridge1067122Southwest Catskills3.3 

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List Description

In the Northeastern United States, 4000 feet is the magic number for most of the famous peakbagging lists. However, the Catskill Mountains of south-central New York State only have two peaks above this threshold, so the best-known Catskill peak list is the 3500 footers.

Despite the low elevations (compared to the higher summits of New England and the Adirondacks), this is a challenging list to complete, with many of the summits reachable only by bushwhacking. Catskill terrain and trails can be very tough, with steep descents and thick vegatation. 15 of these summits have no maintained trail.

Another interesting wrinkle with this list is that the Catskill Mountain Club requires hikers to climb four of these summits (Slide, Blackhead, Balsam, and Panther) twice, including once in the winter, to obtain official recognition.


     Catskill 3500 Club

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       AMC Catskill Mountain Guide, 2nd: AMC's Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails in the Catskills (Kick)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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