East Rusk

A far more interesting mountain than its taller sibling. Adding East Rusk to Rusk turns a dull climb into an excellent Catskills hike.

Peak Details

Height:  3,628ft  (1,106m)

Range:  Northeastern Catskills

Level:  Moderate

Scenic:   No/Low

Trail Type:  Bushwhack

 East Rusk Hiking Trails & Hikes

woody summit

Bushwhack Rusk & East Rusk

The very steep bushwhack up the south side of Rusk is never a ton of fun. But Rusk’s summit is lovely and, if you hike over to East Rusk, your day just gets lovelier.

 East Rusk Topography

 Summit Forecast: East Rusk

The page URL below shows the weather at East Rusk’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/Rusk-Mountain/forecasts/1121

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