Tag Archives: Catskill 3500 Club

View of Wittenberg and Cornell form the Burroughs Range Trail

Catskill High Peaks table reflects the latest elevation record (2018) which can be found on the new NYNJTC Maps. This has moved Rocky below the 3500-foot mark. Currently, it is still a Catskill 3500 Club required peak. The 3500 club default rank list is the old measurements for now. THIS table is ordered by the NEW elevation measurements. Get a PDF copy of the list here.

Mount Sherrill Catskills

On January 19th Rangers responded to a call from a hiker stating that a hiking partner was injured on Mt. Sherrill a trailless peak in the Catskills. The peak is typically climbed as part of membership for the Catskill 3500 Club. The injured hiker was found about 2.5-miles from the trailhead near the summit which has steep terrain on its eastern face. Six Rangers responded to the incident in which a 58-year-old female from Roxbury…

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Chris and Jarrett hiking on the Table - Peekamoose Trail

Peekamoose and Table Mountains, in the southern Catskills, are the end of the chain of peaks which sit below Slide Mountain and are require climbs by the Catskill 3500 Club. These two wonderful peaks can be hiked on the trail from the north from Denning or the South from Peekamoose Road. Either way, you’ll work for the summits. A third and in our opinion more fun way is by hiking Lone and crossing the ridge…

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Lone and Table Mountains from Paul's Lookout

Lone Mountain is one of 4 trailless peaks below Slide Mountain south of the Burroughs Range. At 3,721′ it ranks 16th of the Catskill 35 high peaks and is a required climb for the Catskill 3500 Club. The 4 peaks of Lone, Rocky, Balsam Cap, and Friday are collectively known as the “Bushwhack Range”. You’ll need a map and compass to navigate this peak. Lone is the westernmost peak in the range just northeast of…

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Rusk and East Rusk in the Catskills from ridge on Hunter Mountain

Rusk Mountain is a required peak for the Catskill 3500 Club membership. It is the highest peak in Lexington Chain just west of Hunter Mountain. No trail traverses this range. With a summit elevation of 3,680, it is 22nd highest in the Catskill high peaks. However, located next to Hunter, Southwest Hunter, and West Kill mountains it seems slight. But what it lacks in height it makes up for in a grand first growth forest.…

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Information about COVID-19
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.