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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft
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 Peak3730NullCentral Catskills.5 
21.Rusk Mountain3690760Central Catskills2.2 
23.Twin Mountain3650840Central Catskills1.1 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3590120Central Catskills.5 
31.Mount Sherrill3550540Central Catskills1.2 
26.North DomeNullNullCentral Catskills3.1 
30.Indian HeadNullNullCentral Catskills.6 
3.Black Dome39902080Northern Catskills8.4 
4.Thomas Cole Mountain3950220Northern Catskills.7 
4.Blackhead3950520Northern Catskills1.0 
 Camels Hump355080Northern Catskills.7 
22.High PeakNullNullNorthern Catskills4.2 
34.Windham High PeakNullNullNorthern Catskills3.0 
26.Bearpen Mountain36101700Northwest Catskills9.0 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak353040Northwest Catskills.8 
32.Halcott Mountain3530720Northwest Catskills3.4 
33.Vly MountainNullNullNorthwest Catskills1.9 
1.Slide Mountain41903295Southern Catskills136.4 
7.Cornell Mountain3870620Southern Catskills1.5 
14.Wittenberg Mountain3790220Southern Catskills.7 
16.Panther Mountain3730980Southern Catskills4.0 
11.Table MountainNullNullSouthern Catskills3.0 
12.Peekamoose MountainNullNullSouthern Catskills.5 
18.Lone MountainNullNullSouthern Catskills1.1 
20.Friday MountainNullNullSouthern Catskills1.0 
25.Balsam CapNullNullSouthern Catskills.8 
35.Rocky MountainNullNullSouthern Catskills.9 
7.Doubletop Mountain3870900Southwest Catskills1.4 
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 
9.Graham MountainNullNullSouthwest Catskills8.9 

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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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