Henry Hill, New York

Prominence: 280 ft, 85 m

Elevation: 2160+ feet, 658+ meters

True Isolation: 1.22 mi, 1.96 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 2160 - 2180 ft
    (20-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 2160 ft / 658 m
    (Range 2160 - 2180 ft)
Peak TypeHill
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)42° 32' 44'' N, 74° 11' 39'' W
42.54554, -74.19417 (Dec Deg)
566164 E 4710664 N, Zone 18 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew York
County/Second Level RegionAlbany

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       Peak Experiences, Hiking the Highest Summits of New York (Fallesen)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 36
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 36)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2011-12-07 by Jean André Laverdure
     2012-05-14 by Ben Lostracco
     2013-07-31 by Dave Dunham
     2015-05-23 by Jimmy Bielli
     2016-09-22 by Todd Jennings
     2017-10-28 by Josh Schmid
     2020-10-25 by Micah Schneider

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LIDAR analysis shows that Henry Hill, including the southern part, is not the Albany County high point. Pond Hill, 1.2 miles to the south, is 5 feet higher and the newly recognized high point.

The northern summit of Henry Hill has been changed by a gravel mining operation, so the southern closed contour is now the high point. Here are some notes from a local geocacher:

"I survey a bit with my work with C.T.Male Associates, P.C. in Latham, NY and geocache for recreation. Geocaching has taken me to the highest point in Albany County, which is called Henry Hill. I visited the actual (apparent) highest point and found it to be different than the point listed on the site.

The Henry Hill listed has been mined over time as a gravel pit and has been radically altered and lowered. I did some research and found info on the "apparent" new high point, which I visited in the field and recorded a waypoint for. It is an indistinct high point in the pine and hardwood summit of a hilltop found about 0.30 miles SE along an azimuth of 145° True from the Henry Hill listed.

This is the Lat/Lon I recorded using my Garmin Map60Cx, WAAS differentially corrected, and using an external antenna for the best results. I averaged the position over a 20 minute period. The elevation is not considered very accurate but should be +/- 20'. The point I took is my guess at the highest point on the hilltop which is tree covered with no views and is gently sloped in all directions. There is no distinct summit, and it is rather unremarkable I must say."

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The forest at the "summit" of the Albany County high point (2016-09-22). Photo by Todd Jennings.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 280 ft/85 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 320 ft/97 m
  Key Col: 1880 ft/573 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.22 mi/1.96 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 42.5283, -74.1992
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Franklin Benchmark  (SSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Appalachian Plateaus
Range4: Catskill Mountains
Range5: Northern Catskills
Drainage BasinsHudson
New York Harbor
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapRensselaerville O42074e2 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Near the high point on Henry Hill (2016-09-22). Photo by Todd Jennings.
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