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Prominence is defined as the vertical distance a given summit rises above the lowest col (Key Col) on the highest ridge connecting it to a higher summit.

When a loop sits at the end of an out-and-back trail, it looks like a sucker. The out-and-back portion of the trail is called a stem, as you don’t turn around upon reaching the trail junction (like you would on an out-and-back trail) but continue on the loop.

Below the Catskill 3500 high peaks, the Catskill 67 are the next highest peaks in the mountain range, of which, 63 are over 3,000 feet in elevation. Many are trail-less and some are on private land.

Lacking knowledge, information, or awareness about something in particular. Discourteous or rude.

This trail heads to a specific point but then has to be backtracked to the starting point.


Please note changes in access and rules for hiking and camping in the Adirondacks and Catskills during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please act responsibly during this stressful period. Please read the DEC info carefully. Read more here!