Kaaterskill High Peak

This iconic Catskill mountain packs several punches: an old Mohawk camp, two plane wrecks, two epic ledges and many scenic spots with some of the best mountain views in the Park.

Peak Details

Height:  3,652ft  (1,113m)

Range:  Northeastern Catskills

Level:  Difficult

Scenic:   Very  

Trail Type:  Partially Trailed

Canister:  Yes

 Kaaterskill High Peak Hiking Trails & Hikes

Hurricane Ledge on Kaaterskill High Peak

Kaaterskill High Peak via Hurricane Ledge

Hiking Kaaterskill High Peak via Hurricane Ledge means a long wet hike in to the base of the summit — but then an epic Catskills climb.

Pitch pines

Secret Hike: Gunks in the Cats

A true bushwhack to a surprisingly Gunks-like patch in the heart of The Catskills.

rock ledge at the edge of a forest

Poets Ledge

This route to Poets Ledge on Kaaterskill High peak is very steep but very rewarding.

sunset over devil’s path mountain summits

Huckleberry Point

Huckleberry Point is one of the most beloved Catskills destinations. The trail is short, relatively easy, and leads to one of the most dramatic vistas in the Catskill Mountains.

rock ledge

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.

 Seasonal Notes for Kaaterskill High Peak

Late Fall, Winter & Spring

The steep southern approach to the summit via Hurricane Ledge gets iced up in the late fall, and should be attempted by experienced winter mountaineers only. Most knowledgable Catskills hikers consider it off limits during the coldest months.

 Kaaterskill High Peak Topography

 Summit Forecast: Kaaterskill High Peak

The page URL below shows the weather at Kaaterskill High Peak’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/Kaaterskill-High-Peak/forecasts/1114

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