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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

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RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
25.Balsam Cap3623253Southern Catskills.7 
16.Balsam Lake Mountain3730480Southwest Catskills2.2 
26.Balsam Mountain3610590Southwest Catskills2.3 
26.Bearpen Mountain36101700Northwest Catskills9.0 
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak353040Northwest Catskills.6 
19.Big Indian Mountain3710520Southwest Catskills1.6 
3.Black Dome39902080Northern Catskills8.4 
4.Blackhead3950520Northern Catskills.9 
 Camels Hump355080Northern Catskills.4 
7.Cornell Mountain3870620Southern Catskills1.4 
7.Doubletop Mountain3870900Southwest Catskills1.4 
26.Eagle Mountain3610500Southwest Catskills1.7 
24.Fir Mountain3630440Southwest Catskills1.5 
20.Friday Mountain3694204Southern Catskills.9 
9.Graham Mountain38681198Southwest Catskills8.2 
32.Halcott Mountain3530720Northwest Catskills3.3 
2.Hunter Mountain40502160Central Catskills14.6 
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3750200Central Catskills.8 
30.Indian Head3573463Central Catskills.6 
22.Kaaterskill High Peak36551705Northern Catskills4.0 
18.Lone Mountain3721291Southern Catskills.8 
 Mill Brook Ridge3490380Southwest Catskills1.8 
31.Mount Sherrill3550540Central Catskills1.1 
26.North Dome36101160Central Catskills2.7 
16.Panther Mountain3730980Southern Catskills3.4 
12.Peekamoose Mountain3843193Southern Catskills.5 
10.Plateau Mountain38501780Central Catskills3.3 
35.Rocky Mountain3508318Southern Catskills.8 
21.Rusk Mountain3690760Central Catskills2.2 
1.Slide Mountain41903295Southern Catskills136.4 
13.Sugarloaf Mountain38101200Central Catskills1.2 
11.Table Mountain3847657Southern Catskills2.5 
4.Thomas Cole Mountain3950220Northern Catskills.7 
23.Twin Mountain3650840Central Catskills.9 
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3590120Central Catskills.5 
33.Vly Mountain3529659Northwest Catskills1.7 
6.West Kill Mountain38901240Central Catskills3.0 
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak373070Central Catskills.3 
34.Windham High Peak3524754Northern Catskills2.9 
14.Wittenberg Mountain3790220Southern Catskills.7 

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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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