Tag Archives: Catskill 67

Chris on Giant Ledge in Winter

Giant Ledge is one of the most popular destinations for day hikers in the Catskills. For many, it is the turn around point, but for others, they pass over it to get to Panther Mountain. Giant ledge offers some of the finest views from a cliff line which is arguably the most stunning in these mountains. It is one of the Catskill 67. Please use caution when at the edge, one misstep would be your…

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Although outside the Catskill blueline, in the Huntersfield State Forest, Huntersfield Mountain can stand with the many of the Catskill High Peaks. Its proximity being many miles away from the jumble of 3500 high peaks and standing high above its neighbors at a height of 3,423’ makes Huntersfield look massive. With large ridges that makes an X or cross when looked at from above the footprint of the peak is large. This was a “recovery…

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The Kanape Brook trail head Ashokan High Point

Being so close to the Hudson Valley it is a wonder that Ashokan High Point did not succumb to the same fate as some of the northern Catskill peaks by having a hotel built on it. With some wonderful views, kaleidoscope of forest species, camping opportunities, and a plane wreck, it’s a great mountain to hike, especially when the leaves are down. Given its isolated location it looks taller than it is, but to summit…

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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.
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