Hiking - Catskill forest preserve
The Colonial Inn & Restaurant - Pine Hill, NY

The Catskill's Loftier Summits
(Stated in feet above sea level)


  Slide - 4,204
  Rusk - 3,680
  Hunter - 4,025
  Kaaterskill High Peak - 3,660
  Black Dome - 3,990
  Balsam Cap - 3,623
  Black Head - 3,937
  Fir - 3,619
  Thomas Cole - 3,935
  North Dome - 3,610
  Big West Kill - 3,925
  Balsam - 3,592
  Cornell - 3,906
  Indian Head - 3,585
  Graham - 3,890
  Halcott - 3,537
  Double Top - 3,875
  Dry Brook Ridge - 3,510
  Plateau - 3,885
  Rocky - 3,508
  Table - 3,847
  Windham High Peak - 3,505
  Peekamoose - 3,843
  Stoppel Point - 3,425
  Twin Mountain - 3,782
  Belleayre - 3,420
  Wittenberg - 3,780
  North Mountain - 3,300
  Panther - 3,760
  Mt. Utsayantha - 3,213
  Balsam Round Top - 3,723
  Burnt Knob - 3,150
  Lone - 3,721
  Overlook - 3,150
  Big Indian - 3,721
  Wildcat - 3,140
  Eagle - 3,700
  Acra Point - 3,085

The Colonial Inn is located in the heart of the Catskill forest preserve. There are 36 high peaks over 3,500' elevation. The preserve encompasses 287 thousand acres and contains both wild forest and wilderness. The N.Y.S. DEC maintains a network of 300 miles of marked trails. Besides the state marked trails, there are countless other trails that were created to remove stone from quarry's that once were used for New York City sidewalks in the 1800's. Numerous old logging and fire trails are abundant and accessible to hikers. Bushwacking is always the best way to discover the areas wildlife and find places that are truly remote. The Pine Hill trail which climbs the Belleayre mountain starts behind the Colonial Inn and connects to the Big Indian wilderness area and to Slide Mountain which is the highest peak in the Catskills. Hikers can have a full breakfast served at any time to get a good start.

C A T S K I L L S H I G H P E A K S

To view a 3D DIGITAL RELIEF of all Catskill High Peaks, visit http://www.catskillcenter.org/atlas/geomorphology/geo_2_3dhighpeaks.htm. Placing your mouse pointer over the red X peak indicator will provide you with the peak name, elevation and USGS map name. (NOTE: This feature is compatible with Netscape 4+ AND Internet Explorer 4+)



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