Hike Hunter Mountain via Becker Hollow Trail

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Added by Rebecca Nichols

Hike with panoramic views of surrounding mountains including the Hudson Valley, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and if you're lucky, views of southwestern Vermont from the tower.

There are multiple approaches to Hunter Mountain but this is the shortest. From the parking lot, follow the blue trail disks shortly entering a hardwood forest. At approximately 0.3 miles, you will cross over a brook on a footbridge. You will then pass a three-tiered cascade and a 50 foot concrete dam. At 1.8 miles you will reach a sign letting you know, you are at 3500 feet. Shortly after you will reach a junction. Though you can choose to continue following the blue trail you can also follow the yellow Becker Hollow Connector trail which leads you to the fire tower.

Hunter Mountain is the second highest Catskill Mountain standing at 4040 feet. Hunter is part of the Catskill 3500 Club, Northeast 111 and Fire Tower Challenge.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Water/Snacks
  • Camera
  • Snowshoes (Winter)
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Hiking, Skiing, Snowshoeing

Skill Level:



Year Round

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4.4 Miles

Elev. Gain:

2210 Feet


Easy Parking
Picnic Area

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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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