A tranquil, beautiful, scenic mountain with highly-varied terrain and geology.

Peak Details

Height:  2,239ft  (682m)

Range:  Southern Taconics

Level:  Moderate

Scenic:   Yes 

Trail Type:  Fully Trailed

 Alander Hiking Trails & Hikes

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Alander from Bash Bish

This is a great hike if you crave solitude among mountain laurel and pitch pines, as well as interesting geology — but also enjoy solid scenic views! The parking area is the same lot used by visitors to Bash Bish Falls (which are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19).

 Seasonal Notes for Alander

Spring, Summer, Fall

Like Tremper and Overlook in the Catskills, Alander Mountain is home to many timber rattlesnakes. In the warmer months, they will warm themselves in the sun, sometimes in the middle of a trail. Just be aware, keep an eye out, and give them a wide berth; they are pretty docile creatures unless you get in their space.

 Alander Topography

 Summit Forecast: Alander

The page URL below shows the weather at Alander’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.

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