Red Kill Ridge Catskills

Red Kill Ridge Catskills
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Red Kill Ridge is one of the many Catskill 67 peaks that extend between Grand Gorge and Arkville. It has also been referred to as Red Kill Range or Butternut Mountain. Given that it is not actually a range but a long ridge, Red Kill Ridge or even Mountain makes more sense. Its name is owed to the Red Kill Creek which has its headwaters on the WSW slopes of South Bearpen flows to the east and south of Red Kill Ridge and empties into the Esopus Creek a few miles east of Arkville. The mountain ridge drains into the Red Kill Creek. The 3110′ foot peak of Red Kill Ridge has nice southwest and northeast ridges to climb. It is steep on its southeast and has more gradual grades of its northwest. Except for a couple of minor DEP land units on the lower slopes, the rest of the mountain is on private land. Red Kill Ridge ranks 80th highest point in the Catskills and 40th for the Catskill 67.


Private Land

This peak is entirely on private land. You must obtain the landowner’s permission before entering this property.
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Elevation:3110+/- feet, 946+/- meters
Lat / Lon:42° 13’45” N, 74° 32’17” W
Nearest higher neighbor:South Bearpen (3410′) 2.64-miles NE 
Line parent:South Bearpen (3410′) 2.64-miles NE
Key-col:2530′ in the col just west of north from the DEP Red Kill Mountain Unit.
Prominence:580′, 177m
Range:Catskill Mountains > North-Central Catskills*
Land Unit:Private
Summit forest:Northern hardwood
Nearest town:Fleischmanns and Arkville
USGS Quad:Fleischmanns O42074b5 1:24,000
Maps and Guide:Catskill 67, A Hiker’s Guide
NY-NJTC Digital Trail Maps
* note:Range used to coincide with Catskill 67, A Hiker’s Guide.

Map for Red Kill Ridge

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Red Kill Ridge Map
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