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Central Catskills

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointHunter Mountain (4040+ ft/1231+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew York
Area332 sq mi / 861 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent26 mi / 41 km North-South
25 mi / 40 km East-West
Center Lat/Long42° 4' N; 74° 11' W
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Map of Central Catskills
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Central Catskills.
Catskill MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northwest CatskillsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Northern CatskillsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central CatskillsLevel 5
         Southwest CatskillsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern CatskillsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Central Catskills

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Hunter Mountain4040+1231+ 
2.West Kill Mountain3880+1183+ 
3.Plateau Mountain3840+1170+ 
4.Sugarloaf Mountain3800+1158+ 
5.Rusk Mountain3680+1122+ 
6.Twin Mountain3640+1109+ 
7.North Dome36101100 
8.Indian Head35731089 
9.Mount Sherrill3540+1079+ 
10.Olderbark Mountain3440+1049+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Central Catskills

Overlook Mountain
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Ruins of Overlook Mountain Hotel just below summit, dating back to the early 1800s (2008-09-21). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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