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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Slide Mountain41803280Southern Catskills136.4 
2.Hunter Mountain40402140Central Catskills14.7 
3.Black Dome39802060Northern Catskills8.4 
4.Blackhead3940500Northern Catskills1.0 
4.Thomas Cole Mountain3940200Northern Catskills.7 
6.West Kill Mountain38801220Central Catskills3.1 
7.Graham Mountain38681188Southwest Catskills8.9 
8.Doubletop Mountain3860880Southwest Catskills1.4 
8.Cornell Mountain3860600Southern Catskills1.5 
10.Table Mountain3847647Southern Catskills3.0 
11.Peekamoose Mountain3843183Southern Catskills.5 
12.Plateau Mountain38401760Central Catskills4.0 
13.Sugarloaf Mountain38001180Central Catskills1.3 
14.Wittenberg Mountain3780200Southern Catskills.7 
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3740180Central Catskills1.3 
16.Lone Mountain3721281Southern Catskills1.1 
17.Panther Mountain3720960Southern Catskills4.0 
17.Balsam Lake Mountain3720460Southwest Catskills2.4 
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak372060Central Catskills.5 
19.Big Indian Mountain3700500Southwest Catskills1.7 
20.Friday Mountain3694194Southern Catskills1.0 
21.Rusk Mountain3680740Central Catskills2.2 
22.High Peak36551695Northern Catskills4.2 
23.Twin Mountain3640820Central Catskills1.1 
24.Balsam Cap3623243Southern Catskills.8 
25.Fir Mountain3620420Southwest Catskills1.5 
26.North Dome36101150Central Catskills3.1 
27.Bearpen Mountain36001680Northwest Catskills9.0 
27.Balsam Mountain3600570Southwest Catskills3.9 
27.Eagle Mountain3600480Southwest Catskills2.0 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3580100Central Catskills.5 
30.Indian Head3573453Central Catskills.6 
31.Mount Sherrill3540520Central Catskills1.2 
 Camels Hump354060Northern Catskills.7 
32.Vly Mountain3529649Northwest Catskills1.9 
33.Windham High Peak3524744Northern Catskills3.0 
34.Halcott Mountain3520700Northwest Catskills3.4 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak352020Northwest Catskills.8 
35.Rocky Mountain3508308Southern Catskills.9 
 Mill Brook Ridge3480360Southwest Catskills2.0 

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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.

Links

     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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