Onteora Mountain is a 3220′ peak that is situated WSW of the Colgate Lake Wild Forest. It is part of a range that branches off the Escarpment or aka Catskill Front. It is also known as East Kill Mountain (Guyot) and Parker Mountain (VonSiegl). The mountain is a Catskill 67 peak along with others in the range. To its east is West Stoppel Point and Stoppel Point and to the NW is the East Jewett Range. One side of the mountain is owned by a private club and you’ll need to be a member or guest to climb from that property. From all other directions get landowner permission. The peak towers over tiny Onteora Lake. According to Micheal Kudish, the summit has about 0.2-square miles of first growth forest, tread lightly. Onteora Mountain is ranked 60th highest in the Catskill 100 and 25th of the Catskill 67.
This peak is entirely on private land. You must obtain the landowner’s permission before entering this property.
Please be mindful of COVID19 during this hiking season.
|Elevation:||3220+ feet, 981+ meters|
|Lat / Lon:||42° 13’20” N, 74° 10’5” W|
|Nearest higher neighbor:||Caudal (3320′) 3.27-miles NNE|
|Line parent:||Stoppel Point (3420′) 5.27-miles E|
|Key-col:||2385′ in the col at the junction of CR 23C and CR 25.|
|Range:||Catskill Mountains > Northeast Peaks*|
|Summit forest:||Northern hardwood w/ scattered Spruce. First growth 0.2 square miles.|
|USGS Quad:||Hunter O42074b2 1:24,000|
|Maps and Guide:||Catskill 67, A Hiker’s Guide|
NYNJTC Catskill Map Set
NY-NJTC Digital Trail Maps
|* note||Range used to coincide with Catskill 67, A Hiker’s Guide.|
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Backwoods wanderer with a passion for backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the wilds of the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York. A Catskill 3500 Club Member and Adirondack Forty-Sixer. Climbed Mount Rainier. Professionally an Exercise Physiologist.