Hike Catamount Mountain

Rate this Adventure New York Catamount Mountain Trailhead

Added by Rebecca Nichols

This moderate hike offers an enjoyable trail to an open rocked summit. Explore the summit as you take in the views.

As you travel toward the mountain you will be able to see it. I always enjoy seeing what I will be climbing! The trailhead parking has room for plenty of cars and has a newer sign.

After signing in at the register you will start hiking on the flat semi-open terrain. At 0.6 mi. the trail veers right and begins to climb, cross a brook at 0.8 mi. and then continue a moderately steep climb to the base of a steep chimney at 1.4 mi. The chimney is fun quick scramble up requiring both hands and feet. Once atop the chimney you are awarded with some views. This area is a false summit. Look ahead and you will see the actual summit.

From here the trail briefly dips before resuming a zig-zagging climb across a series of open ledges. The trail is marked with intermittent cairns and fading paint blazes and requires some care to follow before reaching the summit at 1.8 mi.

You will see Whiteface Mountain in the distance along with the surrounding mountians.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Camera
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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

3.7 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1370 Feet

Features:

Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

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Added by Rebecca Nichols

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

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