Ashokan High Point

Beloved peak with views of the Ashokan Reservoir and the Burroughs Range, blueberry heaths, and a plane wreck.

Peak Details

Height:  3,086ft  (941m)

Range:  Southern Catskills

Level:  Difficult

Scenic:   Yes 

Trail Type:  Fully Trailed

 Ashokan High Point Hiking Trails & Hikes

ledge and campers and scenic view

Ashokan High Point Trail (with Plane Wreck)

This wonderful loop hike has an easy start with almost three miles of beautiful riparian trail. Then a steep climb leads to the summit where there’s a great view of Mohonk and the Shawangunk Ridge. The hike down Ashokan High Point’s west side is notable for its beautiful meadows and views, a plane wreck, as well as a handful of steep trail pitches.

sunset over mountain

Bushwhack from Ashokan High Point to Little Ashokan

The bushwhack to Little Ashokan is one of the steeper and sketchier routes I’ve hiked in the Catskills: craggy ledges, loose dirt and rocks, lots of blowdown. But the summit is magical, and the view it affords it is startlingly beautiful.

Scenic Catskills View

Ashokan Quarry Trail

The Ashokan Quarry Trail is a new, short, but highly entertaining hike most people will be able to do in under an hour. It’s so varied in terms of terrain, flora, views and ruins, it’s a hit with younger hikers, too.

 Ashokan High Point Topography

 Summit Forecast: Ashokan High Point

The page URL below shows the weather at Ashokan High Point’s summit for the next six days.

If a foreacast for a peak is not directly available, this page may display a link to a nearby location.

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Ashokan-High-Point/forecasts/939

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Ashokan High Point Information

This is one of the most popular day hike peaks in the Catskills. Weekends see a lot of causal hiker traffic, and relatively few people seem well-prepared. After an easy 2.7 mile (4.4 km) hike up to the junction, the final climb to the summit is a very steep mile — the trail switches suddenly from easy hiking to difficult hiking. But it’s during the descent where you’ll be most grateful for the traction that good hiking boots provide. Ashokan High Point is a place where proper hiking footwear can help prevent a bad tumble.

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