Hunter

A massive and vast mountain. Just so much hill. The fire tower at the summit offers an excellent 360° view.

Peak Details

Height:  4,030ft  (1,228m)

Location:  Northeastern Catskills

Level:  Moderate

Scenic:   Very  

Trail Type:  Fully Trailed

 Hunter Hiking Trails & Hikes

cabin in snow on mountain summit

Hunter Mountain, Quick Route

This moderate and very scenic hike can be completed in 4-5 hrs. This is the easiest route to climb Hunter Mountain.

view of cabin and mountains from tower

Hunter Mountain Hiking Trail (Full Loop)

An absolutely wonderful loop over Hunter’s massive, gorgeous and super-scenic summit. Descend via the Devil’s Path for a rugged walk-out, with a short side-quest to visit Southwest Hunter.

balsam lake fire tower

5½ Catskills Fire Tower Hikes You Can Absolutely Do

Everything you need to know about the five classic Catskills towers — plus the newest (sixth) addition. Includes links to the gear and maps you’ll need to hike safely.

fire tower and cabin

Hike Hunter & Southwest Hunter from Stony Clove Notch

This hike tackles two routes on Hunter’s eastern side: the rugged Devil’s Path, and the relentlessly steep Becker Hollow. Hunter itself is an immense mountain, but the 360° view from its fire tower will charge your batteries for weeks.

 Hunter Topography

 Summit Forecast: Hunter

The page URL below shows the weather at Hunter’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 peak.

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Hunter-Mountain-New-York/forecasts/1234

Opens in a new tab/window. Click on the small °F or °C boxes to toggle between US and Metric.

Hunter Information

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