The Catskill and Adirondack Parks encompass almost 3 million acres of beautiful publicly managed land. However, the parks are a mix of public and private lands.

Public Lands

All of these peaks are on state/public lands and are free to hike on and enjoy. These include most of the Catskill 3500 peaks, Adirondack 46 peaks, and some of the peaks of both the highest hundred below the former mentioned.

On the public peaks we will provide routes, pictures, contact information and other important information.

Private Lands

Having said that, many of the top 100 peaks in both parks are currently in private holdings, especially in the Catskills.

This means that every hiker who wishes to climb or hike on these properties must gain permission from the landowner prior to entering the land.

With 3-million acres of wild places to explore in the Catskill and Adirondack parks alone we at Challenged Hiking have chosen not to hike any of the private Catskill 67 or The Other 54 in the Adirondacks that are privately owned.

This is a personal decision and we make no judgement on others decisions.

For the private peaks, knowing that many people may wish to explore these private (and wonderful) places we mention them and will provide basic information about the peaks.

What we will not provide is:

  • Route suggestions
  • Pictures
  • Contact information

We will provide geeky stuff such as technical data on the mountain and a general topographic map. Also information on the guidebook(s) for the hike and other maps if avaliable.

Close Enough Rule on Private peaks

If you can get close to a summit without entering private land we will tell you that and may do the hike as a “close enough peak”. So you may wish to hike the peak, get close enough, and call it a mountain! We do this.

Owner Easement or “Common Knowledge Approval”

If owners have openly allowed the public, with permission, to hike the land (see Double Top or Graham) we will also add those peaks as climbs with detailed descriptions. On this list Cave and West Cave are examples.

The Peaks

Mill Brook Ridge 3492 feet
Dry Brook Ridge 3460 feet
Woodpecker Ridge 3460 feet
Olderbark Mountain 3440 feet
Roundtop Mountain 3440 feet
Huntersfield Mountain 3423 feet
Belleayre Mountain 3420 feet
St Anne’s Peak 3420 feet
Stoppel Point 3420 feet
South Bearpen Mountain 3410 feet
Sleeping Lion Mountain 3408 feet
Spruce Mountain 3380 feet
Beaver Kill Range 3377 feet
South Vly Mountain 3360 feet
East Wildcat Mountain 3340 feet
North Plattekill Mountain 3340 feet
South Plattekill Mountain 3260 feet
Willowemoc Mountain 3224 feet
Richmond Mountain 3220 feet
Mount Utsayantha 3214 feet
High Falls Ridge 3211 feet
Van Wyck Mountain 3206 feet
Giant Ledge 3200 feet
Burnt Knob 3180 feet
Mongaup Mountain 3177 feet
Cradle Rock Ridge 3160 feet
West Wildcat Mountain 3160 feet
Overlook Mountain 3140 feet
Pine Island Mountain 3140 feet
Cave Mountain 3110 feet
Acra Point 3100 feet
Barkaboom Mountain 3100 feet
Packsaddle Mountain/Lexington Mountain 3100 feet
Plattekill Mountain 3100 feet (Kaaterskill)
West Stoppel Point 3100 feet
Ashokan High Point 3080 feet
Sand Pond Mountain 3062 feet
Round Top 3060 feet
Woodhull Mountain 3040 feet
Little Rocky 3015 feet
Silver Hollow/Edgewood 3000 feet
East Gray Hill 2980 feet
Meeker Hollow 2980 feet
Red Hill 2980 feet
Mount Pisgah 3345 feet
Shultice Mountain 3280 feet
Winnisook Mountain 3260 feet (Close enough peak)
NW Moresville Range 3240 feet
Narrow Notch Mountain 3220 feet (Close enough peak)
Onteora Mountain 3220 feet
East Jewett Range 3140 feet
White Man Mountain 3140 feet
Red Kill Ridge 3110 feet
Cowan Mountain 3100 feet
Rose Mountain 3090 feet
Churchill Mountain 3062 feet
Irish Mountain  3060 feet
Denman Mountain 3053 feet (Close enough peak)
Montgomery Hollow 3040 feet
SW Moresville Range 3040 feet
West Cave 3040 feet (Close enough peak)
Little Pisgah 3020 feet (Close enough peak)
SE Warren 3020 feet
Hubbell Hill 3000 feet (Close enough peak)
Old Clump 3000 feet (Close enough peak)
Hodge Pond