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Hunter Mountain - Catskills

A 4,000 foot Catskill peak and one of the Northeast 111 in an easy day hike up to a great fire tower lookout.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 4.1 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  This is the most difficult route up Hunter Mountain but also the shortest climbing 2,000 feet in just 2 miles! The top of this... more »

Tips:  Becker Hollow Trailhead:
Take exit 21 off of I-87. From the exit travel east on route 23 to route 9W South which will take you onto... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Becker Hollow Trailhead

No fees to park here. Start off on the Becker Hollow Trail.

2. Spruceton Trail Junction

Just head north (right) a couple more hundred feet and you will be at the top.

3. Summit of Hunter Mountain

At 4,040 feet you are the summit of Hunter Mountain. If it is open I would highly suggest you climb the firetower at the top for 360 degree views including down towards the Hunter Mountain Ski area far below (it's a small ski resort). From here just head on back down the same way you came up.