Elevation

4,040 ft / 1,231 m

Prominence

2,160 ft / 658 m

Range

Catskills

Summits

149 summits

Top climbing months

May   12%

October   11%

July   9%

Most climbed route

Spruceton Trail(Blue)

"A nice rainy day with the occasional brief dry spell. Light steady rain that makes us a bit soggy by the end of the day despite wearing rain jacket and pants. We are up to participate in the 3500 Club litter pickup along Rt 214 then do a wet clown hike of Hunter and SW Hunter. With gusty winds added to the rain on the summit we could really feel the weather. Climbing the fire tower was not too inviting especially since the view would be disappointing. We devoured a batch of homemade vegetable dumplings ,donated by Yong Ae , as we huddled behind the cabin to get out of the wind. She was plannin" - Nimblefoot, May 19, 2018
"Not a bad day for a hike. Not too cold. Weren't any views due to the cloud cover. Hiked with a friend from work and another friend. Could have used crampons above 3500' but we managed with mircrospikes. " - LGH-Topple, Jan 30, 2018
"Hiked with Uncle Gernie & John. We met at the park& ride in Catskill off of the Thruway & then took one vehicle to the trailhead. The hike started out as a crisp cool morning, very overcast. We meandered up the trail at an easy pace, there were a few nasty icy sections near the top, and about a quarter mile from the summit, it started to snow lightly. We hung out at the summit for quite awhile goofing around and catching up, my uncle has never seen a fire tower in person so he got a real kick out of it. The snow picked up as a meet-up group of hikers arrived on the summit. By the time we heade" - kellieirene, Dec 9, 2017
"Back to the Blackhead range to finish my 15th round on Black Dome then headed down to West Kill to scoot up Hunter. Got a late start in the morning so now I’m fighting the clock to get up Hunter and then get home in time to pick up the wife at the train station. Power hiked up then promptly ran back down to the car, no time for lollygagging unfortunately. Luckily only the upper part of the trail, above the leanto, had patches of ice or frozen snow with the gravel still poking out for grip and minimal slip." - Nimblefoot, Dec 4, 2017
"Out after Sunday's big rain storm visiting West Kill and Hunter. All creeks, streams and falls are running fast and full. A lot of limbs and trees down on the trails. Spruceton trail is washed out where the DEC layed down a layer of large crushed rock a year or so ago and the large puddles past the leanto are back and bigger. Nice steady climb to the summit tower where I met a local guy with his dog enjoying the cool weather and partial sunshine. Hunter completes the month of October for the second time." - Nimblefoot, Oct 31, 2017

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