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 Kaaterskill High Peak

This iconic Catskill mountain packs several punches: an old Mohawk camp, two plane wrecks, and an epic ledge with one of the best mountain views in the Park.

 Kaaterskill High Peak Topography

Kaaterskill High Peak Details

Height:  3,652ft  (1,113m)

Location:  Northern Catskills

Level:  Difficult

Scenic:   Very  

Trail Type:  Partially Trailed

Canister:  Yes

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 Kaaterskill High Peak
Northern Catskills Hiking Trails

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Hike Kaaterskill High Peak & 2 Plane Wrecks

KHP’s summit is a Catskills classic with a spectacular view from Hurricane Ledge. This route takes in two eerie plane wrecks, and there is much to see on the long trek in and out. This a tough, muddy, rewarding hike.


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Kaaterskill High Peak

Rock Ledge on Kaaterskill High Peak

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 Seasonal Notes for Kaaterskill High Peak

Late Fall, Winter & Spring

The steep southern approach to the summit via Hurricane Ledge (which I haven’t done yet) gets iced up in the late fall, and should be attempted only by experienced winter mountaineers. Most knowledgable Catskills hikers consider it off limits for the cold season.

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