Pharaoh Mountain Trail

Severance, New York 12872

Pharaoh Mountain Trail

Pharaoh Mountain Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Pharaoh Mountain, with an elevation of 2556 feet, is the tallest point in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, and its distinct profile is a landmark from nearly every hike in the region. Dramatic cliffs mark the southern and southwestern slopes, while from the north and northeast the mountain almost appears to be a volcanic cone. The views from its bare summit encompass ponds and mountains in nearly every direction. A winter ascent of Pharaoh Mountain does present a few special challenges, including the potential for strong, chilling winds at the summit. Nevertheless, winter climbers routinely make the ascent on snowshoes, and Pharaoh is certainly a good but strenuous winter climb."

Pharaoh Mountain Trail Reviews

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Great Views and a great trail for people looking for a little adventure. Half the miles are on a fire road, 1/4 on a steady incline, and the last 1/4 is a scramble. The last 1/3 or so is rugged and can be very wet if it has been raining. I'm talking flowing water and wet bedrock. It took us 5 hours round trip and stopped for 30 minutes on the summit. I m 31 in decent shape. Have some heart and get to it! The views will not disappoint!!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
6 hours
1,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,556 feet
Top Elevation
NYS DEC Warrensburg Office
Local Contacts
USGS Pharaoh Mountain
Local Maps

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Sep 2018