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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Drisana Litke's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 35, or 0%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscentsAscent Date
1.Slide Mountain41803280Southern Catskills136.41042 
2.Hunter Mountain40402140Central Catskills14.6922 
3.Bearpen Mountain36001680Northwest Catskills9.0343 
4.Black Dome39802060Northern Catskills8.4594 
5.Graham Mountain38681188Southwest Catskills8.2318 
6.Kaaterskill High Peak36551695Northern Catskills4.0337 
7.Panther Mountain3720960Southern Catskills3.4577 
8.Halcott Mountain3520700Northwest Catskills3.3266 
9.Plateau Mountain38401760Central Catskills3.3458 
10.West Kill Mountain38801220Central Catskills3.0430 
11.Windham High Peak3524744Northern Catskills2.9494 
12.North Dome36101150Central Catskills2.7273 
13.Table Mountain3847647Southern Catskills2.5437 
14.Balsam Mountain3600570Southwest Catskills2.3483 
15.Balsam Lake Mountain3720460Southwest Catskills2.2532 
16.Rusk Mountain3680740Central Catskills2.2310 
 Mill Brook Ridge3480360Southwest Catskills1.831 
17.Vly Mountain3529649Northwest Catskills1.7316 
18.Eagle Mountain3600480Southwest Catskills1.7349 
19.Big Indian Mountain3700500Southwest Catskills1.6326 
20.Fir Mountain3620420Southwest Catskills1.5286 
21.Cornell Mountain3860600Southern Catskills1.4531 
22.Doubletop Mountain3860880Southwest Catskills1.4255 
23.Sugarloaf Mountain38001180Central Catskills1.2479 
24.Mount Sherrill3540520Central Catskills1.1260 
25.Friday Mountain3694194Southern Catskills.9304 
26.Twin Mountain3640820Central Catskills.9536 
27.Blackhead3940500Northern Catskills.9702 
28.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3740180Central Catskills.8371 
29.Lone Mountain3721281Southern Catskills.8294 
30.Rocky Mountain3508308Southern Catskills.8291 
31.Balsam Cap3623243Southern Catskills.7307 
32.Thomas Cole Mountain3940200Northern Catskills.7516 
33.Wittenberg Mountain3780200Southern Catskills.7591 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak352020Northwest Catskills.678 
34.Indian Head3573453Central Catskills.6546 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3580100Central Catskills.5275 
35.Peekamoose Mountain3843183Southern Catskills.5453 
 Camels Hump354060Northern Catskills.4153 
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak372060Central Catskills.3200 

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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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