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

ski lift

Cortina Ski Resort Ruins

A short, easy half-mile hike leads up to the very creepy ruins of an old abandoned Catskills ski resort. Bring a friend.

sunset over devil’s path mountain summits

Huckleberry Point Trail

Huckleberry Point is one of the most beloved Catskills destinations. For a mountain hike, this hiking trail is short and relatively easy. With very little effort, in 75 minutes or so, you’ll get out to one of the most dramatic vistas in these hills. This is an extremely popular and memorable hike.

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.

 Kaaterskill High Peak Topography

 Summit Forecast: 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 during the cold season.

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