Hunter Mountain Trail

Catskill Park, New York

Distance1.5mi
Elevation Gain548ft
Trailhead Elevation4,005ft
Top4,044ft
Elevation Min/Max3540/4044ft
Elevation Start/End4005/4003ft

Hunter Mountain Trail

Hunter Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Town of Hunter, New York. It is within Hunter-West Kill Wilderness and Catskill Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 4,005 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 548 feet. The trail ends near Hunter Mountain (elevation 4,045 feet). This trail connects with the following: Devil's Path (Red), Becker Hollow Trail, Spruceton Horse Trail and Yellow Side Trail.

Hunter Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Hunter Mountain demands a long, gradual climb to the Catskills’ second-highest peak, with a quiet, westerly ledge viewpoint."

"Hunter is a massive mountain that presents a number of different personalities, depending on which part you are looking at. The north side is a heavily developed ski resort; the south side is rugged wilderness; and in between is the summit, with its cozy cabin and lofty fire tower. There are perhaps twice as many ways you can climb it. At 4040 feet in elevation, it is the second highest mountain in the Catskills."

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7/11/2018
I love this trail most in the fall when the leaves change color. The views of the mountains are amazing and are worth the pain your legs will be feeling later! This is definitely a tough hike as it seems to go up and up forever. It's so worth it though! There's also a cool fire tower at the top that sometimes is open for public use.
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8/7/2010
Beautiful Hike, strenuous at first but it evens out at the top. The rock formations on the first leg of the trail are particularly stunning.
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Trail Information

Catskill Park
Nearby City
Catskill Park
Parks
USGS Hunter; USGS Lexington
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Nov 2018