Balsam

Balsam Mountain has beautiful hollows and excellent terrain, a fun off-trail summit marker, and a fantastic lookout.

Peak Details

Height:  3,607ft  (1,099m)

Range:  Central Catskills

Level:  Moderate

Scenic:   No/Low

Trail Type:  Fully Trailed

 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.

 Balsam Topography

 Summit Forecast: Balsam

The page URL below shows the weather at Balsam’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/Balsam-Mountain-Ulster-County-New-York/forecasts/1100

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Balsam Information

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