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

rock ledge at the edge of a forest

Poet’s Ledge

This route to Poet’s 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 and relatively easy. In 75 minutes or so, you’ll get 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 (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 during the cold season.

 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.

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