Van Wyck

Remote and steep, Van Wyck rewards hikers with two “bear holes”, two plane wrecks, and a summit ledge to remember.

Peak Details

Height:  3,206ft  (977m)

Range:  Southern Catskills

Level:  Hardest

Scenic:   Yes 

Trail Type:  Bushwhack

 Van Wyck Hiking Trails & Hikes

scenic view mountain summits

Van Wyck (via Bear Hole Brook) plus Table and Peekamoose

A stunning hike up Bear Hole Brook to the exceptionally steep Van Wyck. Two bear holes. Two plane wrecks. Two talus fields. One of the most memorable Catskills views I’ve seen. This is a very difficult route. Best tackled in a group with experienced, knowledgable hikers.

 Van Wyck Topography

 Summit Forecast: Van Wyck

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Van Wyck Information

About Van Wyck Mountain

Van Wyck is a bushwhack mountain located mostly on Catskill Park state land in the Catskill Mountains of New York. There are no marked hiking trails on Van Wyck.

Approaches from the north, which would cross private property, are off limits. The mountain can be hiked from the east via Table Mountain, from the south from Route 42, or from the west with permission via Woodhull Mountain.

Van Wyck is the site of two plane wrecks, both on its southern ridge.

Van Wyck is a steep and difficult mountain that’s best suited to experienced backcountry navigators.

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