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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

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RankPeak Elev-M
Range (Level 5)Isol-KmAscent Date
25.Balsam Cap110477Southern Catskills1.1 
16.Balsam Lake Mountain1137146Southwest Catskills3.6 
26.Balsam Mountain1100180Southwest Catskills3.6 
26.Bearpen Mountain1100518Northwest Catskills14.4 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak107612Northwest Catskills1.0 
19.Big Indian Mountain1131158Southwest Catskills2.6 
3.Black Dome1216634Northern Catskills13.5 
4.Blackhead1204158Northern Catskills1.4 
 Camels Hump108224Northern Catskills.7 
7.Cornell Mountain1180189Southern Catskills2.2 
7.Doubletop Mountain1180274Southwest Catskills2.2 
26.Eagle Mountain1100152Southwest Catskills2.7 
24.Fir Mountain1106134Southwest Catskills2.4 
20.Friday Mountain112662Southern Catskills1.5 
9.Graham Mountain1179365Southwest Catskills13.1 
32.Halcott Mountain1076219Northwest Catskills5.4 
2.Hunter Mountain1234658Central Catskills23.6 
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak114361Central Catskills1.3 
30.Indian Head1089141Central Catskills.9 
22.Kaaterskill High Peak1114520Northern Catskills6.5 
18.Lone Mountain113489Southern Catskills1.3 
 Mill Brook Ridge1064116Southwest Catskills2.9 
31.Mount Sherrill1082165Central Catskills1.8 
26.North Dome1100354Central Catskills4.4 
16.Panther Mountain1137299Southern Catskills5.5 
12.Peekamoose Mountain117159Southern Catskills.8 
10.Plateau Mountain1173543Central Catskills5.3 
35.Rocky Mountain106997Southern Catskills1.2 
21.Rusk Mountain1125232Central Catskills3.5 
1.Slide Mountain12771004Southern Catskills219.5 
13.Sugarloaf Mountain1161366Central Catskills2.0 
11.Table Mountain1173200Southern Catskills4.0 
4.Thomas Cole Mountain120467Northern Catskills1.1 
23.Twin Mountain1113256Central Catskills1.5 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak109437Central Catskills.8 
33.Vly Mountain1076201Northwest Catskills2.7 
6.West Kill Mountain1186378Central Catskills4.8 
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak113721Central Catskills.5 
34.Windham High Peak1074230Northern Catskills4.6 
14.Wittenberg Mountain115567Southern Catskills1.1 

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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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