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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 36, or 75%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscentsAscent Date
1.Slide Mountain42003310Southern Catskills136.413762021-02-28
2.Hunter Mountain40602180Central Catskills14.612752021-02-28
3.Black Dome40002100Northern Catskills8.48132022-01-08
4.Blackhead3960540Northern Catskills.99542021-10-10
4.Thomas Cole Mountain3960240Northern Catskills.77042022-01-08
6.West Kill Mountain39001260Central Catskills3.0598 
7.Doubletop Mountain3880920Southwest Catskills1.4307 
7.Cornell Mountain3880640Southern Catskills1.47252022-04-18
9.Graham Mountain38681208Southwest Catskills8.2367 
10.Plateau Mountain38601800Central Catskills3.3631 
 Doubletop Mountain-South Peak385232Southwest Catskills.344 
11.Table Mountain3847667Southern Catskills2.55912022-04-24
12.Peekamoose Mountain3843203Southern Catskills.56112022-04-24
13.Sugarloaf Mountain38201220Central Catskills1.2653 
14.Wittenberg Mountain3800240Southern Catskills.78022022-04-18
15.Hunter Mountain-Southwest Peak3760220Central Catskills.8524 
16.Panther Mountain37401000Southern Catskills3.47972022-02-06
16.Balsam Lake Mountain3740500Southwest Catskills2.27542022-03-05
 West Kill Mountain-East Peak374080Central Catskills.3244 
18.Lone Mountain3721301Southern Catskills.84172022-04-24
19.Big Indian Mountain3720540Southwest Catskills1.64592021-11-06
20.Rusk Mountain3700780Central Catskills2.24602021-10-10
21.Friday Mountain3694214Southern Catskills.94252021-10-09
22.Twin Mountain3660860Central Catskills.9735 
23.Kaaterskill High Peak36551715Northern Catskills4.04962022-04-02
24.Fir Mountain3640460Southwest Catskills1.54052021-11-06
25.Balsam Cap3623263Southern Catskills.74262021-10-09
26.Bearpen Mountain36201720Northwest Catskills9.04872022-03-05
26.Balsam Mountain3620610Southwest Catskills2.36652021-09-26
26.Eagle Mountain3620520Southwest Catskills1.74782021-09-26
29.North Dome36101170Central Catskills2.74002021-12-04
 Twin Mountain-South Peak3600140Central Catskills.5348 
30.Indian Head3573473Central Catskills.6743 
31.Mount Sherrill3560560Central Catskills1.13922021-12-04
 Camels Hump3560100Northern Catskills.4194 
32.Halcott Mountain3540740Northwest Catskills3.34012021-10-09
 Bearpen Mountain-Northwest Peak354060Northwest Catskills.694 
33.Vly Mountain3529669Northwest Catskills1.74502022-03-05
34.Windham High Peak3524764Northern Catskills2.96942021-10-30
35.Rocky Mountain3508328Southern Catskills.84112022-04-24
36.Mill Brook Ridge3500400Southwest 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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