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Catskill 3500-foot Peaks

This objectively-defined list has private property issues. Click here for Official List for hiking purposes.

Showing Rick Cushing's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (27 out of 35, or 77.14%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscentsAscent Date
1.Slide Mountain41903295Southern Catskills136.413762021-02-28
2.Hunter Mountain40502160Central Catskills14.612752021-02-28
3.Black Dome39902080Northern Catskills8.48132022-01-08
4.Blackhead3950520Northern Catskills.99542021-10-10
4.Thomas Cole Mountain3950220Northern Catskills.77042022-01-08
6.West Kill Mountain38901240Central Catskills3.0598 
7.Doubletop Mountain3870900Southwest Catskills1.4307 
7.Cornell Mountain3870620Southern Catskills1.47252022-04-18
9.Graham Mountain38681198Southwest Catskills8.2367 
 Doubletop Mountain-South Peak385222Southwest Catskills.344 
10.Plateau Mountain38501780Central Catskills3.3631 
11.Table Mountain3847657Southern Catskills2.55912022-04-24
12.Peekamoose Mountain3843193Southern Catskills.56112022-04-24
13.Sugarloaf Mountain38101200Central Catskills1.2653 
14.Wittenberg Mountain3790220Southern Catskills.78022022-04-18
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3750200Central Catskills.8524 
16.Panther Mountain3730980Southern Catskills3.47972022-02-06
16.Balsam Lake Mountain3730480Southwest Catskills2.27542022-03-05
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak373070Central Catskills.3244 
18.Lone Mountain3721291Southern Catskills.84172022-04-24
19.Big Indian Mountain3710520Southwest Catskills1.64592021-11-06
20.Friday Mountain3694204Southern Catskills.94252021-10-09
21.Rusk Mountain3690760Central Catskills2.24602021-10-10
22.Kaaterskill High Peak36551705Northern Catskills4.04962022-04-02
23.Twin Mountain3650840Central Catskills.9735 
24.Fir Mountain3630440Southwest Catskills1.54052021-11-06
25.Balsam Cap3623253Southern Catskills.74262021-10-09
26.Bearpen Mountain36101700Northwest Catskills9.04872022-03-05
26.North Dome36101160Central Catskills2.74002021-12-04
26.Balsam Mountain3610590Southwest Catskills2.36652021-09-26
26.Eagle Mountain3610500Southwest Catskills1.74782021-09-26
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3590120Central Catskills.5348 
30.Indian Head3573463Central Catskills.6743 
31.Mount Sherrill3550540Central Catskills1.13922021-12-04
 Camels Hump355080Northern Catskills.4194 
32.Halcott Mountain3530720Northwest Catskills3.34012021-10-09
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak353040Northwest Catskills.694 
33.Vly Mountain3529659Northwest Catskills1.74502022-03-05
34.Windham High Peak3524754Northern Catskills2.96942021-10-30
35.Rocky Mountain3508318Southern Catskills.84112022-04-24
 Mill Brook Ridge3490380Southwest Catskills1.865 

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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. 16 of these summits have no maintained trail.

Please Note:

This list was generated objectively from raw elevation data, and includes 2 peaks with private property issues. Click here for the official Catskill 3500 list, which does not include those peaks.

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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