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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-MiAscents
1.Slide Mountain41803280Southern Catskills136.41083
2.Hunter Mountain40402140Central Catskills14.6970
3.Black Dome39802060Northern Catskills8.4618
4.Blackhead3940500Northern Catskills.9732
4.Thomas Cole Mountain3940200Northern Catskills.7539
6.West Kill Mountain38801220Central Catskills3.0447
7.Graham Mountain38681188Southwest Catskills8.2334
8.Doubletop Mountain3860880Southwest Catskills1.4270
8.Cornell Mountain3860600Southern Catskills1.4556
10.Table Mountain3847647Southern Catskills2.5455
11.Peekamoose Mountain3843183Southern Catskills.5470
12.Plateau Mountain38401760Central Catskills3.3489
13.Sugarloaf Mountain38001180Central Catskills1.2507
14.Wittenberg Mountain3780200Southern Catskills.7621
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3740180Central Catskills.8387
16.Lone Mountain3721281Southern Catskills.8305
17.Panther Mountain3720960Southern Catskills3.4611
17.Balsam Lake Mountain3720460Southwest Catskills2.2555
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak372060Central Catskills.3206
19.Big Indian Mountain3700500Southwest Catskills1.6342
20.Friday Mountain3694194Southern Catskills.9318
21.Rusk Mountain3680740Central Catskills2.2328
22.Kaaterskill High Peak36551695Northern Catskills4.0353
23.Twin Mountain3640820Central Catskills.9563
24.Balsam Cap3623243Southern Catskills.7322
25.Fir Mountain3620420Southwest Catskills1.5301
26.North Dome36101150Central Catskills2.7289
27.Bearpen Mountain36001680Northwest Catskills9.0361
27.Balsam Mountain3600570Southwest Catskills2.3516
27.Eagle Mountain3600480Southwest Catskills1.7370
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3580100Central Catskills.5286
30.Indian Head3573453Central Catskills.6575
31.Mount Sherrill3540520Central Catskills1.1277
 Camels Hump354060Northern Catskills.4161
32.Vly Mountain3529649Northwest Catskills1.7334
33.Windham High Peak3524744Northern Catskills2.9519
34.Halcott Mountain3520700Northwest Catskills3.3280
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak352020Northwest Catskills.681
35.Rocky Mountain3508308Southern Catskills.8302
 Mill Brook Ridge3480360Southwest Catskills1.832

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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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