Tag Archives: Burnt Knob – Acra Point Access Trail

Windham High Peak is the most northern of the Catskill 3500 Club high peaks. From various points, it towers over other peaks and valleys even though being one of the lowest of the 3500. It is one of the most frequently climbed mountains hiked in the Catskills due to its outstanding views, relative ease, and close proximity to a major Catskill tourist town. Windham High Peak makes for an excellent winter outing. Featured Photo: Windham…

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Trailhead sign for Acra Point Loop Hike

In the shadow of the big peaks that line the Black Dome Valley (aka Big Hollow Valley) in the Catskills sits Acra Point. This 3100′ peak is located just north of Blackhead Mountain and is part of “The Catskill 67”. The Acra Point Loop makes for a great day hike any time of the year. This peak is especially nice on busy days when loads of people are scrambling up into the Blackhead Range. You’ll be able to hike in…

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Burnt Knob fro Acra Point

Burnt Knob is a lower peak in the Windham – Blackhead Wilderness of the Catskill Mountains. It is a peak in the Catskill 67 at 3,180′. This is a wonderful day hike and can be done in a few hours. It has great views and a nice forest to hike through on varied grades. You can hike to several viewpoints in the Burnt Knob section and do an alternative bushwhack back over the true summit…

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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!