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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

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RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M Range (Level 5)Isol-KmAscentsAscent Date
1.Slide Mountain12741000Southern Catskills219.51042 
2.Hunter Mountain1231652Central Catskills23.6922 
3.Black Dome1213628Northern Catskills13.5594 
4.Blackhead1201152Northern Catskills1.4702 
4.Thomas Cole Mountain120161Northern Catskills1.1516 
6.West Kill Mountain1183372Central Catskills4.8430 
7.Graham Mountain1179362Southwest Catskills13.1318 
8.Doubletop Mountain1177268Southwest Catskills2.2254 
8.Cornell Mountain1177183Southern Catskills2.2531 
10.Table Mountain1173197Southern Catskills4.0437 
11.Peekamoose Mountain117156Southern Catskills.8453 
12.Plateau Mountain1170536Central Catskills5.3458 
13.Sugarloaf Mountain1158360Central Catskills2.0479 
14.Wittenberg Mountain115261Southern Catskills1.1591 
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak114055Central Catskills1.3371 
16.Lone Mountain113486Southern Catskills1.3294 
17.Panther Mountain1134293Southern Catskills5.5576 
17.Balsam Lake Mountain1134140Southwest Catskills3.6532 
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak113418Central Catskills.5200 
19.Big Indian Mountain1128152Southwest Catskills2.6326 
20.Friday Mountain112659Southern Catskills1.5304 
21.Rusk Mountain1122226Central Catskills3.5310 
22.Kaaterskill High Peak1114517Northern Catskills6.5337 
23.Twin Mountain1109250Central Catskills1.5536 
24.Balsam Cap110474Southern Catskills1.1307 
25.Fir Mountain1103128Southwest Catskills2.4286 
26.North Dome1100351Central Catskills4.4273 
27.Bearpen Mountain1097512Northwest Catskills14.4343 
27.Balsam Mountain1097174Southwest Catskills3.6483 
27.Eagle Mountain1097146Southwest Catskills2.7349 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak109130Central Catskills.8275 
30.Indian Head1089138Central Catskills.9546 
31.Mount Sherrill1079158Central Catskills1.8260 
 Camels Hump107918Northern Catskills.7153 
32.Vly Mountain1076198Northwest Catskills2.7316 
33.Windham High Peak1074227Northern Catskills4.6494 
34.Halcott Mountain1073213Northwest Catskills5.4266 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak10736Northwest Catskills1.078 
35.Rocky Mountain106994Southern Catskills1.2291 
 Mill Brook Ridge1061110Southwest Catskills2.931 

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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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