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Southwest Catskills

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointGraham Mountain (3868 ft/1179 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew York (99%), Pennsylvania (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,227 sq mi / 3,178 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent55 mi / 89 km North-South
45 mi / 72 km East-West
Center Lat/Long41° 46' N; 74° 52' W
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Map of Southwest 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 Southwest Catskills.
Catskill MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northwest CatskillsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Northern CatskillsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central CatskillsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southwest CatskillsLevel 5
         Southern CatskillsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Southwest Catskills

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Graham Mountain38681179 
2.Doubletop Mountain3860+1177+ 
3.Balsam Lake Mountain3720+1134+ 
4.Big Indian Mountain3700+1128+ 
5.Fir Mountain3620+1103+ 
6.Eagle Mountain3600+1097+ 
7.Balsam Mountain3600+1097+ 
8.East Schoolhouse Mountain34801061 
9.Mill Brook Ridge3480+1061+ 
10.Woodpecker Ridge3460+1055+ 
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 Southwest Catskills

Balsam Lake Mountain
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Tower # 8! (2017-07-26). Photo by Christina Bushunow.
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Big Indian Mountain
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Summit canister and clearing just a few hundred feet off the trail (2021-08-07). Photo by Jacob Kitson.
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Fir Mountain
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Ironically, not a lot of fir trees at the summit (2021-08-07). Photo by Jacob Kitson.
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Eagle Mountain
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Probably the easiest-to-find canister of all the Catskill High Peaks, barely a bushwhack at all (2021-08-07). Photo by Jacob Kitson.
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Beech Mountain
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View from 100 ft below summit of Beech Mountain (2016-04-13). Photo by Todd Jennings.
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