Peak Details

Height:  2,790ft  (850m)

Range:  Southern Catskills

Level:  Difficult

Scenic:   Very  

Trail Type:  Bushwhack

 Little Ashokan Hiking Trails & Hikes

sunset over mountain

Little Ashokan

The bushwhack to Little Ashokan is one of the steeper and sketchier routes I’ve hiked in the Catskills: craggy ledges, loose dirt and rocks, lots of blowdown. But the summit is magical, and the view it affords it is startlingly beautiful.

 Little Ashokan Topography

 Summit Forecast: Little Ashokan

The page URL below shows the weather at Little Ashokan’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/Ashokan-High-Point/forecasts/939

Little Ashokan Information

The herd path to Little Ashokan is one of the sketchier routes I’ve hiked in the Catskills, particularly the steep hike down Ashokan High Point’s east side where the route to the col is characterized by loose dirt, loose rocks, and lots of blowdown.

On Little Ashokan’s summit I stood in a magical blueberry heath and enjoyed a spectacular view of the Ashokan Reservoir below, framed in back by the long Shawangunk Ridge. FYI, I also saw lots of bear poop.

This is not a causal hike, but a tricky bushwhack that’s recommended only to experienced off-trail mountain hikers.

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