Northwest Catskills

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointBearpen Mountain (3600+ ft/1097+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew York
Area2,300 sq mi / 5,956 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent72 mi / 115 km North-South
72 mi / 115 km East-West
Center Lat/Long42° 27' N; 74° 57' W
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Map of Northwest Catskills
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Northwest Catskills.
Catskill MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northwest CatskillsLevel 5
         Northern CatskillsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central CatskillsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southwest CatskillsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern CatskillsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Northwest Catskills

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Bearpen Mountain3600+1097+ 
2.Vly Mountain35291076 
3.Halcott Mountain3520+1073+ 
5.South Bearpen3400+1036+ 
6.South Vly mountain3360+1024+ 
7.Mount Pisgah33451020 
8.Platekill Mountain Northwest3340+1018+ 
9.Shultice Mountain3280+1000+ 
10.Plattekill Mountain3260+994+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Northwest Catskills

Bearpen Mountain
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One view from the Bearpen summit (2015-11-15). Photo by Melissa Hoffmann.
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Halcott Mountain
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Catskill #26/39 (2018-09-20). Photo by Jillian Smith.
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Meeker Hollow Peak
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Summit Ridge to the northeast (2017-02-11). Photo by Jean André Laverdure.
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Vromans Nose
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Looking West at Vromans Nose from the Schohaire Valley floor just south of Middleburgh (2014-04-06). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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