The Best Backpacking in Hunter

Looking for the best backpacking in Hunter? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Hunter. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Hunter

  • West Kill, New York

    Southwest Hunter Mountain via Spruceton Road

    6.88 mi / 1670 ft gain
    Southwest Hunter Mountain via Spruceton Road is an out-and-back trail that is accessible year-round (and may require snowshoes or microspikes in winter) located near West Kill, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Hunter, Leavitt and Rusk Bushwhack Loop

    10.88 mi / 3104 ft gain
    Hunter, Leavitt and Rusk Bushwhack Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near West Kill, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Devil's Path to Hunter Mountain Loop

    11.48 mi / 3570 ft gain
    Devil's Path to Hunter Mountain Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Elka Park, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Hunter Mountain Loop via Devil's Path

    7.32 mi / 2254 ft gain
    Hunter Mountain Loop via Devil's Path is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Hunter, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Hunter Mountain via Devil's Path (Red)

    10.29 mi / 4088 ft gain
    Hunter Mountain via Devil's Path (Red) is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near West Kill, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Devils Path Hike: Spruceton Road to Prediger Road

    25 mi / 8514 ft gain
    Devils Path Hike: Spruceton Road to Prediger Road is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near West Kill, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Camp at Sugarloaf Mountain in the Catskills

    4.0
    6 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Begin by parking at the end of Mink Road in Elka Park (GPS:N42 08.593, W74 09.479). It will be a .7 mile hike to camp. Follow the rocky woods road to the junction where there is a SPRING sign. Continuing straight will take you to the water source. If you do not need water, turn left when you see ...
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain Loop via Pecoy Notch

    6.6 mi / 2135 ft gain
    This challenging hike is a great workout for anyone wanting to see panoramic views of the entire Catskill region. This portion of the Sugarloaf Mountain trail offers incredible views of Plateau Mountain and Twin Mountain. To get to the top, hikers must be willing to do some scrambling up rocks. 
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Hike the Mink Hollow Devil's Path Loop Trail

    14.3 mi / 5144 ft gain
    This trail begins gradually by following a fork of the Beaverkill River, leading you to an uphill climb to Sugarloaf Mountain. You will then pick up the Devil's Path. Just before you reach the summit, you'll see a short side trail that leads to an incredible view of the High Peaks. This trail is ...
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Twin Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain Loop Trail

    9.1 mi / 3241 ft gain
    Twin Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Elka Park, New York.
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  • Windham, New York

    Backpack the Catskill's Escarpment Trail

    32.4 mi / 8000 ft gain
    The Escarpment Trail runs the length of the Catskill Escarpment. The Escarpment rises steeply from the valley below forming the northeast corner of the Catskill Mountains. It offers great views toward the Adirondack Mountains to the north and the great Hudson River to the east. The trail is moder...
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  • Maplecrest, New York

    Escarpment Trail to Elm Ridge Shelter

    11.06 mi / 2831 ft gain
    Escarpment Trail to Elm Ridge Shelter is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Acra, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Backpack the Eastern Half of Devil's Path in the Catskill Mountains

    5.0
    14 mi / 3900 ft gain
    The Eastern half of Devil's Path has four major summits: Indian Head, Twin, Sugarloaf and Plateau. Each summit is a straight climb up and down, then back up to as much as 3,900 ft. There are some sparse sections of level ground, but most is a steep descent uphill or steep slide downhill. Your ...
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Backpack Devil's Path in the Catskills

    24.2 mi / 9000 ft gain
    Devil's Path is roughly more than 24 miles long, althought it feels like an eternity of milage. Going thru the summits of Indian head, Twin, Sugarloaf, Plateau, Hunter, and Westkill Mountains.Its brutal. Its painful, Its unique. Be prepared for anything and everything. You will encounter wild lif...
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Devil's Path: Indian Mountain, Twin Mountain, Plateau Mountain Loop

    20.23 mi / 7920 ft gain
    Devil's Path: Indian Mountain, Twin Mountain, Plateau Mountain Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Hunter, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Devil's Path East to West

    21.9 mi / 7546 ft gain
    Devil's Path East to West is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Elka Park, New York.
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