Balsam Hiking Trails & Hikes

catskill mountain view from overlook

Hike Balsam From Rider Hollow

A truly delightful Catskills hike. Climb Balsam Mountain by hiking up Mine Hollow and down Rider Hollow. One of the most picturesque hikes in the Catskills.

old broken hiking trail sign

Hike Balsam, Haynes & Eagle from McKenley Hollow

A long hike over rugged terrain that takes you to one of the best lookouts in the Catskills Park and through one of my favorite cols.

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Peak Details

Height:  3,607ft  (1,099m)

Location:  Central Catskills

Level:  Moderate

Scenic:   No/Low

Trail Type:  Fully Trailed

Canister:  No

 Balsam Topography

 Summit Forecast: Balsam

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

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Balsam-Mountain-Ulster-County-New-York/forecasts/1100

Opens in a new tab/window. Click on the small °F or °C boxes to toggle between US and Metric.
If a foreacast for a peak is not directly available, this page may display a link to a nearby peak.

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