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.
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:||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.|
|Range:||Catskill Mountains > North-Central Catskills*|
|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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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.