Plateau

Two of the steepest ascents in the Catskills rise to a stunning 2¼-mile-long ridge — with epic views on either end

Peak Details

Height:  3,835ft  (1,169m)

Range:  Northeastern Catskills

Level:  Difficult

Scenic:   Very  

Trail Type:  Fully Trailed

 Plateau Hiking Trails & Hikes

red plastic summit marker on young tree trunk

Plateau from Stony Clove Notch

After a steep mile, this hike up Plateau rewards with three great scenic lookouts — and then an easy walk across a stunningly wooded ridge.

Sunest view from Daley Ridge

Plateau via Daley Ridge

Daley Ridge is rugged, densely wooded, and absolutely charming. Many long-time Catskills hikers feel this is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Catskills.

View from Plateau’s eastern side

Plateau from Mink Hollow

This is the shortest/fastest way to climb Plateau. Mink Hollow Trailhead & Parking The parking area at the north end of the Mink Hollow trail is marked on the NYNJTC maps in gray, which signifies “roadside parking”. In fact, it’s a dead end/cul-de-sac that look like it functions as a snow plow turnaround.

 Plateau Topography

 Summit Forecast: Plateau

The page URL below shows the weather at Plateau’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/Plateau-Mountain-New-York/forecasts/1170

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