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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 Catskills136.41039 
2.Hunter Mountain40402140Central Catskills14.6922 
3.Black Dome39802060Northern Catskills8.4594 
4.Plateau Mountain38401760Central Catskills3.3458 
5.Kaaterskill High Peak36551695Northern Catskills4.0337 
6.Bearpen Mountain36001680Northwest Catskills9.0343 
7.West Kill Mountain38801220Central Catskills3.0430 
8.Graham Mountain38681188Southwest Catskills8.2318 
9.Sugarloaf Mountain38001180Central Catskills1.2479 
10.North Dome36101150Central Catskills2.7272 
11.Panther Mountain3720960Southern Catskills3.4574 
12.Doubletop Mountain3860880Southwest Catskills1.4254 
13.Twin Mountain3640820Central Catskills.9536 
14.Windham High Peak3524744Northern Catskills2.9494 
15.Rusk Mountain3680740Central Catskills2.2310 
16.Halcott Mountain3520700Northwest Catskills3.3266 
17.Vly Mountain3529649Northwest Catskills1.7316 
18.Table Mountain3847647Southern Catskills2.5437 
19.Cornell Mountain3860600Southern Catskills1.4531 
20.Balsam Mountain3600570Southwest Catskills2.3483 
21.Mount Sherrill3540520Central Catskills1.1259 
22.Blackhead3940500Northern Catskills.9701 
22.Big Indian Mountain3700500Southwest Catskills1.6326 
24.Eagle Mountain3600480Southwest Catskills1.7349 
25.Balsam Lake Mountain3720460Southwest Catskills2.2532 
26.Indian Head3573453Central Catskills.6546 
27.Fir Mountain3620420Southwest Catskills1.5286 
 Mill Brook Ridge3480360Southwest Catskills1.831 
28.Rocky Mountain3508308Southern Catskills.8291 
29.Lone Mountain3721281Southern Catskills.8294 
30.Balsam Cap3623243Southern Catskills.7307 
31.Thomas Cole Mountain3940200Northern Catskills.7516 
31.Wittenberg Mountain3780200Southern Catskills.7591 
33.Friday Mountain3694194Southern Catskills.9304 
34.Peekamoose Mountain3843183Southern Catskills.5453 
35.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3740180Central Catskills.8371 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3580100Central Catskills.5275 
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak372060Central Catskills.3200 
 Camels Hump354060Northern Catskills.4153 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak352020Northwest Catskills.678 

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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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