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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
 Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
2.Hunter Mountain40502160Central Catskills14.7 
6.West Kill Mountain38901240Central Catskills3.1 
10.Plateau Mountain38501780Central Catskills4.0 
13.Sugarloaf Mountain38101200Central Catskills1.3 
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3750200Central Catskills1.3 
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak373070Central Catskills.5 
21.Rusk Mountain3690760Central Catskills2.2 
23.Twin Mountain3650840Central Catskills1.1 
26.North Dome36101160Central Catskills3.1 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3590120Central Catskills.5 
30.Indian Head3573463Central Catskills.6 
31.Mount Sherrill3550540Central Catskills1.2 
3.Black Dome39902080Northern Catskills8.4 
4.Thomas Cole Mountain3950220Northern Catskills.7 
4.Blackhead3950520Northern Catskills1.0 
22.High Peak36551705Northern Catskills4.2 
 Camels Hump355080Northern Catskills.7 
34.Windham High Peak3524754Northern Catskills3.0 
26.Bearpen Mountain36101700Northwest Catskills9.0 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak353040Northwest Catskills.8 
32.Halcott Mountain3530720Northwest Catskills3.4 
33.Vly Mountain3529659Northwest Catskills1.9 
1.Slide Mountain41903295Southern Catskills136.4 
7.Cornell Mountain3870620Southern Catskills1.5 
11.Table Mountain3847657Southern Catskills3.0 
12.Peekamoose Mountain3843193Southern Catskills.5 
14.Wittenberg Mountain3790220Southern Catskills.7 
16.Panther Mountain3730980Southern Catskills4.0 
18.Lone Mountain3721291Southern Catskills1.1 
20.Friday Mountain3694204Southern Catskills1.0 
25.Balsam Cap3623253Southern Catskills.8 
35.Rocky Mountain3508318Southern Catskills.9 
7.Doubletop Mountain3870900Southwest Catskills1.4 
9.Graham Mountain38681198Southwest Catskills8.9 
16.Balsam Lake Mountain3730480Southwest Catskills2.4 
19.Big Indian Mountain3710520Southwest Catskills1.7 
24.Fir Mountain3630440Southwest Catskills1.5 
26.Eagle Mountain3610500Southwest Catskills2.0 
26.Balsam Mountain3610590Southwest Catskills3.9 
 Mill Brook Ridge3490380Southwest Catskills2.0 

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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.

Links

     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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