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Hiking in the Catskill Mountains

balsam lake mtn
Balsam Lake Mtn Wild Forest - This region has some nice hiking paths that are easy. Alder Lake, Balsam Lake Mtn, Cradle Rock Ridge, Graham, Mill Brook Ridge, Woodpecker Ridge

balsam lake mtn
Bearpen Wild Forest - This region has some nice old logging trails. It is a very nice place to hike in the Winter. Bearpen Mountain has numerous view points. Bearpen Mtn, Cator Roundtop, Hog Mtn, Irish Mtn, Kip Hill, North Bearpen Mtn, Montgomery Hollow Mtn, Moresville Range (peak, SE, SW), Peak 3403, Pine Mtn, Red Kill Ridge, Shutice Mtn, South Bearpen Mtn, White Man Mtn

balsam mtn
Big Indian Wilderness Area - This region is west of the Slide Mountain Wilderness Area. It consist of Balsam Mountain, Doubletop Mountain, Eagle Mountain, Fir Mountain, Hayes Mountain, Hemlock Mountain, High Falls Ridge, Spruce Mountain, Winnisook Lake Mountain

halcot wild forest
Halcott Wild Forest - This region has several peaks with no established trails on them. There are three mountains that are commonly used: Halcott Mountain, Sleeping Lion Mountain, and South Vly Mountain.

hunter west kill area
Hunter West Kill Wilderness Area - This region has some nice hiking paths that range from easy to difficult. Includes Balsam, Evergreen, Hunter, Leavitt Peak, North Dome, Rusk, East Rusk, Sheridan, Sherrill, West Kill

Indian Head Mountain Range
Indain Head Mountain Range - The Indian Head Mtn Range is one of the most difficult set of mountains to hike. It is part of the Devil's path, which is one of the most difficult hiking trails in the world. Consist of Overlook Mountain, Plattekill Mountain, Indian Head Mountain, Twin Mountains, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Plateau Mountain.

Kaaterskill Mountain Range
Kaaterskill Mountain Range - This mountain range has some very nice hikes in the in the Catskill Mountains. Consist of Huckleberry Point, Mohawk Indian Camp, Kaaterskill High Peak, Poet's Ledge, Waterfall hike (buttermilk, wildcat, viola falls), and Brant Fort.

north/south lake region
North/South Lake Region - This region has some beautiful hiking paths that are easy. It is also the start of the famous Escarpment Trail. The Escarpment Trail has numerous ledges and great views. Includes Kaaterskill Falls, Escarpment Trail, Boulder Rock, Palenville Overlook, North Point, North Mountain, Winter Clove, and Stoppel Point.

phoenicia wild forest
Phoenicia Wild Forest - This region covers a few mountains around Phoenicia, New York. This is one of the smaller forest, and includes Carl, Silver Hollow, Tobias, Tremper Mountain, Tremper Mountain Fire Tower

pisgah state forest
Pisgah State Forest, Ashland Pinnacle State Forest, Mt Hayden, Huntersfield State Forest - This region covers three State Forest in the northern Catskill Mountains. This includes Ashland Pinnacle Mountain, Heloise Lake, Huntersfield Mountain, Mt Nebo, Mt Pisgah, Richmond Mountain, Mt Zoar.

Slide Mountain Wilderness Area - This region has some of the mos prominent peaks in the Catskill Mountains. Balsam Cap, Breath, Cornell, Cross, East Wildcat, Friday, Garfield, Giant Ledge, Hanover, Lone, Panther, Peekamoose, Pleasant, Rocky, Romer, Samuals Point, Slide, Table, Terrace, Van Wyck, Wittenberg, Wildcat, Woodhull

Sundown Wild Forest - This region has some nice hiking paths that are easy. Airrcraft Carrier Rock, Ashokan High Point, Balsam Swamp, Bangle Hill, Big Rosy Bone Knob, Cherrytown, Denmar, East, Flat Hill, Little Rocky, Mombaccus, Pople Hill, Red Hill, Samson , Spencers Ledge, Sugarloaf (sundown), Vernooy Falls

windham blackhead mountain range
Windham - Blackhead Mountain Range - This region has a nice range of mountains to climb. It has a nice range of mountains for all difficulties. Includes Windham High Peak, Burnt Knob, Acra Point, Blackhead, Black Dome, Thomas Cole, Colgate Lake, Arizona Mountain, and Dutcher Notch.

backpacking the catskill mountains
Backpacking the Catskill Mountains - Including the famous Escarpment Trail that many compare to the Highline Trail In Glacicer National Park.

catskill mountain best hikes
Best Hikes in the Catskill Mountains - List of the 25 best hikes in the Catskill Mountains. Hikes with the best view; Best fire towers; Best waterfalls; Best secret trails; Hardest Trails; Best snowshoe/ski trails; Best Historic Trails; and Best long walks. Links for examining each of the hikes in great detail.

3500 hikes
Hikes above 3,500'in the Catskill Mountains - List of the 35 hikes above 3,500' in the Catskill Mountains. Includes links to all the mountains. Also includes topo map links for each of the peaks. Includes difficult, view ratings, type of trail.

3500 hikes
FAQ about the Catskill Mountains - Some of the Frequently Asked Questions about visiting and hiking in the Catskill Mountains.

USGS topo maps for the catskill mountains
USGS Maps for the Entire Catskill Mountains. Quick high-resolution pull-up maps in your browser, and download high-resolution 7.5 min (1:24,000) pdf maps. Also included are historic USGS maps in 15 min (1:62,500) format. This section also has a map finder to help you select which USGS topo map to view or download.
catskill park map
Maps of the Catskill Mountains - Numerous maps of the Catskill Mountains. Maps from the 1800's to the present day. This also includes the rare Walton Van Loan maps

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