Climb the 5 peaks with firetowers in the Catskills of New York. A subset of the Adirondack/Catskill Firetower Challenge.


Highest peak

Hunter Mountain

4,040 ft / 1,231 m

Most prominent peak

Hunter Mountain

2,160 ft / 658 m

Most summited peak

Hunter Mountain

159 summits

Most difficult peak

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Difficulty breakdown

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Top climbing months

October   20%

May   10%

November   8%

"Headed up to check out the new parking lot for the Willow trail, as reported by Right-On last month, and visit the summits of Carl and Tremper mountains. No recent tracks beyond the SW peak of Carl mountain on the Warner Creek trail. Bare booted all the way to the tower, no need for snowshoes or spikes. Before heading back I climbed the tower for a better view." - Tremper Mountain, Nimblefoot, Dec 5, 2018
" Beautiful blue sky day with no clouds or wind. Parked in the winter lot then bare-booted down the road to the summer lot walking in tire tracks from a large truck that continued past the trailhead. Broke out a snowshoe track through the crust covered snow up to the tower and cabin. The thermometer on the cabin was registering 19*. Climbed to the upper most landing just under the cab of the tower to take in the fabulously clear view." - Red Hill, Nimblefoot, Nov 23, 2018
"Hiked all 5 Catskill Towers in 2 days to complete the Fire Tower Challenge. This one was hiked in total darkness. It was the easiest of the 3 Today, so not too bad. Ran into a Bear on the way up ! Staring at us in the darkness !" - Red Hill, UK-Ranger, Oct 21, 2018
"Finally the last task at hand.The Beast of the bunch, Hunter Mountain, Not concidered the longest but the steepest! @ 4040 ft of elevation making it compared to an Adarondaks climb.Trail was a gradual climb with water falls and mountain beauty along the trail before your never ending steep ascent,, Again Careful on those rocks,, ended up on my butt a couple times here — at Catskill Mountains." - Hunter Mountain, ramjet1963, Oct 20, 2018
"Hiked all 5 Catskill Towers in 2 days to complete the Fire Tower Challenge. This was the toughest, steep trail to the top, with conditions typical of a peak over 4,000ft, cold wet and even a bit of snow. This was our 5th and final in our trip. The Catskill Fire Towers are complete, as now is the ADK/Catskill Fire Tower Challenge. " - Hunter Mountain, UK-Ranger, Oct 20, 2018