Schunnemunk Mountain, New York

Prominence: 1164 ft, 355 m

Elevation: 1664 feet, 507 meters

True Isolation: 21.98 mi, 35.37 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 1663 ft / 507 m
Alternate Name(s)Schunemunk Mountain
SubpeaksHigh Point (1383 ft/422 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)41° 23' 31'' N, 74° 6' 59'' W
41.391913, -74.116255 (Dec Deg)
573883 E 4582641 N, Zone 18 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew York
County/Second Level RegionOrange (Highest Point)
City/TownBlooming Grove

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     Weather for Schunemunk Mountain at Trip Report for Orange, NY by Daniel Case Trip Report for Orange, NY by Ken Akerman Trip Report for Orange, NY by David Orsheski Trip Report for Orange, NY by Sue Ann Miller and Frank Price Trip Report for Orange, NY by Daniel Case Trip Report for Orange, NY by Brennan Connelly

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Lists that contain Schunnemunk Mountain:
     Appalachian Mountain Range4 High Points (Rank #24)
     USA Lower 48 Range4 High Points (Rank #104)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Appalachian Trail (Rank #81)
     USA/Canada Range4 High Points (Rank #199)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #597)
     Northeastern USA CoHPs (Rank #172)
     New York County High Points (Rank #44)
     Mid-Atlantic CoHPs (Rank #100)
     High Points of Counties in 13 Original States (Rank #227)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Peak Experiences, Hiking the Highest Summits of New York (Fallesen)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 151
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 135)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2006-03-26 by Thomas Dickson
     2008-05-24 by Nate Lange
     2008-09-14 by Peter Chinigo
     2008-12-19 by Eric Koppel (Unsuccessful)
     2011-03-04 by Jean André Laverdure
     2011-05-12 by Ben Lostracco
     2011-06-03 by Matt Sedlak (GPS Track)
     2012-02-04 by Ed Wandall
     2012-04-17 by John Harrington (GPS Track)
     2012-06-01 by Eli Wolfhagen
     2013-08-11 by Alan Bernier
     2013-10-26 by John Sasso
     2014-08-30 by Micah Schneider
     2015-04-11 by Jimmy Bielli
     2015-04-23 by Todd Jennings
     2015-05-10 by Ruud van den Boom (GPS Track)
     2016-07-20 by Taylor Oude
     2017-02-26 by Jake Campbell (GPS Track)
     2017-05-01 by Christopher Higgins (GPS Track)
     2017-12-01 by Todd Jennings
     2019-04-07 by Mel Murgs
     2019-08-04 by Joseph Hirniak
     2019-10-15 by Frank Sutman
     2020-03-05 by Keith Longface

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A Note on Spelling

This peak is spelled with either one or two "n"s in the first syllable, and both versions of the name are used often. The USGS maps show both names—the name with 2 “n”s is on the Cornwall map, near the summit, but the Maybrook map only shows one “n”. One guidebook says that the state park has 2 “n”s and the mountain itself has only one.

When I do a Google search on +"Schunemunk" I get 22,600 results, and +"Schunnemunk" gets 37,500 results. Wikipedia prefers one "n", but Summitpost prefers 2, as does the federal GNIS database, which is pretty official but can be buggy sometimes.

This mountain is perhaps the most curious case of one with 2 spellings, with no clear evidence that one or the other is definitely correct--the ketchup/catsup of peaks.

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Warm day for November! (2012-11-12). Photo by Mitch Bacharach.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1164 ft/355 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1184 ft/361 m
  Key Col: Augusta, NJ    500 ft/152 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 21.98 mi/35.37 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 41.695, -74.2475
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Gertrudes Nose  (NNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Northern U.S. Appalachians
Range4: Mid-Atlantic Highlands (Highest Point)
Range5: Hudson-Jersey Highlands (Highest Point)
Range6: Western Hudson Highlands (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsHudson
New York Harbor
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapCornwall O41074d1 1:24,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: 1000 ft/305 m
Vertical Gain: 664 ft/202 m
Distance (one way): 4.8 mi/7.72 km
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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The Megaliths (2017-12-01). Photo by Todd Jennings.
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Schunnemunk from the lower reaches of the Sweet Clover Trail not far from Taylor Rd trail head (2019-08-04). Photo by Joseph Hirniak.
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