The Best Hiking in Hunter

Looking for the best hiking 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 hiking spots in and near Hunter

  • Hunter, New York

    Hunter Mountain via Becker Hollow Trail

    4.43 mi / 2215 ft gain
    Hunter Mountain via Becker Hollow Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hunter, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Hike to Buck Ridge Lookout

    6 mi / 1906 ft gain
    This trail takes hikers through a gorgeous forest, past Diamond Notch Falls, to a glorious viewpoint from Buck Ridge Lookout. There are plenty of great, shaded spots along the trail that are perfect for a drink of water or a quick snack.  This hike is do-able year round: bring crampons or snowsho...
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  • 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

    Diamond Notch Falls via Spruceton Road

    3.04 mi / 597 ft gain
    Diamond Notch Falls via Spruceton Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near West Kill, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Spruceton Trail

    6.5 mi / 1932 ft gain
    Spruceton Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Hunter, 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

    West Kill Mountain to Buck Ridge Lookout

    5.8 mi / 1752 ft gain
    West Kill Mountain to Buck Ridge Lookout is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near West Kill, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Rusk Mountain Loop via East Rusk

    4.89 mi / 1690 ft gain
    Rusk Mountain Loop via East Rusk is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near West Kill, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Rusk Mountain Bushwack

    2.78 mi / 1562 ft gain
    Rusk Mountain Bushwack is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near West Kill, New York.
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  • West Kill, New York

    Hike the Spruceton Trail

    6.4 mi / 1938 ft gain
    The Spruceton Trail is a 6.4 mile hike through the glorious forests of Catskill State Park. The trail is great for hikers, horseback riders, and dog walkers. The trail remains open for use year round, but is best trafficked from March - October. If you choose to hike the Spruceton Trail in the wi...
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  • West Kill, New York

    Plateau Mountain

    6.16 mi / 1955 ft gain
    Plateau Mountain is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Hunter, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Hike Orchard Point via Devil's Path

    2.5 mi / 1666 ft gain
    Orchard Point via Devil's Path is a 2.5 mile out and back trail near Hunter, New York (easily accessible from Albany or New York City alike). This trail is not often trafficked, so it is a great location for hikers seeking a good workout and a bit of solitude. Orchard Point via Devil's Path Trail...
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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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  • Elka Park, New York

    Orchard Point via Devil's Path

    2.31 mi / 1604 ft gain
    Orchard Point via Devil's Path is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Elka Park, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Devil's Path: NY 214 to Platt Cove

    19.67 mi / 7815 ft gain
    Devil's Path: NY 214 to Platt Cove is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Hunter, 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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