Rusk Topography

Rusk Details

Height:  3,686ft  (1,124m)

Location:  Northern Catskills

Level:  Difficult

Scenic:   No/Low

Trail Type:  Bushwhack

Canister:  Yes

 Rusk Weather

Area Forecast

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Summit Forecast

This page linked below shows the weather at Rusk’s summit for the next six days.

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Rusk-Mountain/forecasts/1121

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Click on the small °F or °C boxes to toggle between US and Metric.


 Rusk
Northern Catskills Hiking Trails

Mark Eis leads the way on Rusk

Rusk: First Bushwhack

Like me, if you’ve never been on a bushwhack hike—a hike without a trail—the thought of wandering into the woods with zero guide-rails seems completely intimidating. The best thing to do, here, is to join a group hike, or hook up an experienced pal who can show you the ropes.


About Rusk

Rusk Summit

Rusk’s summit is a small circular open area ringed with sentinel-like trees

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 Seasonal Notes for Rusk

Summer & Fall

Allow extra time in the warmer months to navigate Rusk’s famously thick nettle stands. Clothing can help but the terrain is very steep and uneven, so it’s easy to take an extra-painful tumble. Pack Benadryl and if alcohol swabs are part of your hiking kit, they’re pretty good at clearing the worst of the sting.

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