Overlook

One of the most popular peaks in the Catskills, and a fire tower peak.

 Overlook Hiking Trails & Hikes

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Backcountry Campout in the Catskills — First Experience

Having never camped out before, and certainly never in the backcountry, I researched for weeks, pulled the necessary kit together, and finally screwed up enough courage to solo camp overnight in the wilderness.

balsam lake fire tower

5½ Catskills Fire Tower Hikes You Can Absolutely Do

Everything you need to know about the five classic Catskills towers — plus the newest (sixth) addition. Includes links to the gear and maps you’ll need to hike safely.

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Overlook Mountain Trail

One of the most popular hikes in the Catskills can be completed in 2-3 hours. Overlook’s fire tower is 60 ft tall and is placed for one of the best views in the Catskills. An excellent view from a large ledge near the summit trail caps an insanely scenic hike.

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Sloan Gorge Preserve

You don’t have to climb a mountain to experience the Catskills. The lowlands have so much to offer. Sloan Gorge Preserve is a great example: an absolutely delightful, short, and family-friendly nature walk.

Peak Details

Height:  3,141ft  (957m)

Location:  Northeastern Catskills

Level:  Easy

Scenic:   Very  

Trail Type:  Fully Trailed

Canister:  No

 Seasonal Notes for Overlook

Spring, Summer, Fall

In the warm months, Overlook is famous for its rattlesnakes. Stay on the trail. Keep your dog leashed. If you spot a snake, just give it a wide berth and enjoy your hike.

 Overlook Topography

 Summit Forecast: Overlook

The page URL below shows the weather at Overlook’s summit for the next six days.

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Overlook-Mountain/forecasts/957

Opens in a new tab/window. Click on the small °F or °C boxes to toggle between US and Metric.
If a foreacast for a peak is not directly available, this page may display a link to a nearby peak.

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